NEW HIRES

Joel Harrington was hired as manager of government and community relations for Central Maine Power Co., a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA.

Harrington, of Brunswick, is an accomplished government relations expert specializing in environmental and energy policy. He has played a leading role in shaping public policy, including the development of New England’s most significant energy and conservation laws. Among his duties will be representing CMP’s interests at the Maine Legislature. He comes to CMP from Vermont Law School, where he served as director of government relations and as a faculty fellow.

Donald Porter has joined Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce as an office manager.

Porter had served as president and chief executive officer of the Retail Merchants Association in Tidewater, Va. He also served as a volunteer for the chamber. He retired in 2007 and moved to Maine. He lives in Rockland.

Micah Malloy joined the WCSH Channel 6 team as a local sales manager.

Malloy comes to the station from Time Warner Cable, where he worked as local sales manager since 2007. Prior to that, he spent seven years as marketing director for the Lee Auto Group. He began his career in radio, including five years as general sales manager of WBLM/WCYY in Portland.

Michelle Smith has joined The Island Institute as the new donor relations director.

Most recently, Smith was the associate director of development for Safe Passage/Camino Seguro, a nonprofit organization working in Guatemala City to bring hope, education, and opportunity to children and families living in extreme poverty. She was based in the organization’s Yarmouth office.

PROMOTIONS

Shana Cook Mueller, Edward Sackman, Philip Saucier and Hawley Strait were named shareholders of Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms.

Mueller, of North Yarmouth, is a member of the firm’s municipal and regulatory practice group. Her municipal practice focuses on economic development, tax increment financing, public finance and municipal bonds, land use law, general municipal law including tax matters, zoning issues and amending ordinances.

Sackman is a member of the business law practice group. His practice focuses on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation including trade secrets, trademark infringement, breach of license, copyright infringement, shareholder buyout, breach of commercial contract and breach of fiduciary duty He lives in Concord, N.H.

Saucier, of Portland, is a member of the firm’s municipal and regulatory practice group and the legislative and political law practice group. His municipal and regulatory practice focuses on land use and development matters, zoning issues, administrative and judicial appeals, and general municipal law including Freedom of Access Act and drafting ordinances.

Strait, of Yarmouth, is a member of the firm’s real estate practice group and is based in the Portland office. His practice includes all aspects of real estate law, commercial and residential development, acquisitions, sales, financing and leasing.

Peter D. Klein, a member Drummond Woodsum’s Business Services Group, was elected a shareholder.

Klein joined the firm in 2010. His practice focuses on commercial finance transactions and supports corporate clients in various commercial and business transactions. In 2013, he was named a rising star by New England Super Lawyers in the area of banking law.

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS

Dr. Cecilia Caldwell and Dr. Barbara Slager, both of Coastal Women’s Healthcare in Scarborough, were chosen for inclusion in Down East magazine’s “Maine TopDocs Physician Survey 2014” as two of the top physicians in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Caldwell, of Portland, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist.

Slager, of Gorham, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist with special interest in adolescent well-woman visits, high- and low-risk obstetrics, cervical pathology and colposcopy, and contraceptive counseling.

GENERAL

Integra Strategic Technologies Consulting LLC of Portland and Vont LLC of Westbrook have merged to create a premier Web development and digital marketing agency.

Integra, a pioneering Web development company with a special expertise in creating e-commerce websites and custom Web software, will relocate its offices to VONT’s Westbrook location.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Ellsworth City Manager Michelle Beal recently was appointed vice president of Maine Municipal Association’s Executive Committee. Nicholas Mavodones Jr., city councilor in Portland, was appointed to fill a vacant seat as past president.

Beal began her career in municipal government in Ellsworth in 1995. She has served as full-time city manager in Ellsworth since 2007.

Mavodones, who works as operations manager at Casco Bay Lines, will serve for one year as past president of MMA, an organization that he led in 2006. Mavodones’ appointment became necessary because of a local election result in 2013.

He has served on the Portland City Council since 1997. He has been appointed Portland’s mayor four times since 1997 and finance chairman several times, a position he now holds.