• Richard Ganong was named senior vice president for development and alumni relations at Bowdoin College.
Ganong, who lives in Boston and Brunswick, is a Bowdoin alumnus with deep ties to the college and community. He has more than 25 years of experience and achievement as a leader in the investment management industry, including success in fundraising, strategic thinking and organizational development.
Ganong succeeds Kelly Kerner, who took on new responsibilities at the college after two years as Bowdoin’s chief development officer.
• Holli Googins joined the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram as a clerk in accounts payable.
Most recently, she worked for AdvantEdge Health Care solutions, where she held roles as the A/R representative and worked in the bookkeeping and batching department. She lives in Biddeford.
• Travis Wells joined Lynch Logistics Inc. as a business development manager.
Wells has years of logistics experience from previous positions in Portland, Auburn and Lewiston. He learned warehousing and transportation starting in entry-level positions, increasing his responsibilities to include inside and outside sales, as well as fleet management.
• Susan Pope joined Kennebunk Savings as vice president and middle market lender of its commercial lending division.
Pope, of Kennebunk, brings more than 12 years of banking experience to Kennebunk Savings. Most recently, she worked as vice president and business banker for a regional bank in Portland. She is a 2012 recipient of the Small Business Administration’s Maine Women in Business Champions Award.
• Becky Mason has joined Mortgage Network Inc. as a senior loan officer in the company’s office in Naples.
Mason, of Waterford, has 20 years of mortgage banking experience in Maine. Most recently, she served as loan originator for Northeast Bank in South Paris.
• Jeff Small joined ENPRO Services Inc. as general manager of its service center in Portland.
Small has worked in the environmental services industry since 1990, working closely with public and private sector clients to address complex environmental issues. He lives in Gray.
• Andrea Cianchette Maker, a partner at Pierce Atwood LLP, was named co-leader of the firm’s government relations practice group.
Her practice includes lobbying, government contracts and agency relationships, and strategic positioning for reputation and marketing purposes. Her substantive policy areas of focus include economic development, workforce development and health care.
• Nicole Fortier was promoted to project controls specialist at Burns & McDonnell’s Portland office.
Fortier, of Portland, will be working on the Maine Power Reliability Program. In her new role, Fortier serves as a project scheduler under the project controls department.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
• The Szanton Co. of Portland was honored at the 16th annual Maine Preservation Awards for its adaptive reuse of Bates Mill No. 2 in Lewiston.
The firm converted a section of the 1850 mill into 48 mixed-income apartments. Included in the project are exposed timbers, new large windows, and solar roof panels that preheat the domestic hot water, a fitness center, large laundry room, and community room with computers.
• The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention recognized four organizations with its Pump Handle Award for their contributions to help reduce the impact of infectious diseases in Maine.
Camp Sunshine was recognized for its quick response to a viral gastroenteritis outbreak, which led to the containment of a highly contagious virus.
Mercy Hospital was recognized for its quick response to a highly publicized case of a rabid fox in Portland, and for immediately making medication for treatment for exposure available to other health care systems, which were seeing a high volume of people with symptoms. The hospital also cared for five people who were exposed to rabies.
Also recognized was the Bangor Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, which has been instrumental in Maine’s ability to provide STD screening, treatment and disease surveillance in the northern part of the state.
The Maine School Nurses Association was also recognized for the hard work and dedication of Maine’s school nurses, particularly for their dedication to organizing and operating vaccine clinics in Maine schools.