NEW FACES

Leonard Gerzon joined Pierce Atwood as senior property tax adviser.

A principal of Len Gerzon LLC, he has more than 30 years of experience in industrial property tax matters, particularly in the energy and utility field.

Gerzon has served as the property tax supervisor and senior consultant at Northeast Utilities/PSNH, New Hampshire’s largest electric utility and the state’s largest taxpayer.

Madeline Shulman and Sara Fay joined Diversified Communications.

Shulman was hired as a registration representative. She previously worked for the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Fay joined as a registration representative.

Jonathan Sahrbeck is a new associate at the law firm of Terry Garmey & Associates in Portland.

Sahrbeck, of Cape Elizabeth, most recently served as an assistant attorney general for the state of Maine. He previously worked as a prosecutor for Middlesex and Bristol counties in Massachusetts.

PROMOTIONS

Jim Amabile and Sue McCarthy were promoted to assistant vice presidents and commercial services officers at Maine Financial Group.

Amabile, of Gorham, joined the firm in 1998 as loan officer and was named commercial services officer in 2007.

McCarthy, of Biddeford, was hired in 1993, and has worked as a commercial services officer since 2012.

AWARDS

Ecomaine recently announced the winners of this year’s coveted eco-Excellence Awards, honoring more than a dozen Maine individuals, businesses and organizations for their commitment to sustainable change.

MaineHealth took the top prize in the business category for its commitment to sustainability across it business operations. Since moving to its Free Street offices three years ago, MaineHealth has reduced its waste stream by 36 tons, recycling more than 18 tons of paper.

Judy Ingram of Parsonsfield won the eco-Excellence Grand Prize. A representative to SAD 55, she was recognized for her efforts in developing recycling programs in schools.

Other winners include:

The Cape Elizabeth Recycling Committee for its commitment to recycling in the community.

Rudy and Grace Engholm of Cumberland for their commitment to renewable energy use and production.

Lamey Wellehan Shoes of Falmouth for its commitment to reducing its solid waste stream.

Falmouth Elementary School teacher Josh Olins for starting a composting program in the school.

Steve Sweeney, a professor at the University of Southern Maine, for his efforts to remove liquids from the solid waste stream.

Betsy Orr of Hiram for starting a recycling club at the Sacopee Valley Middle School.

Portland’s Garbage to Garden for expanding awareness of and participation in composting.

C. Waite Maclin of Portland for volunteering to teach Portland students about growing and caring for fruit trees.

Kidz Go Eco of Saco for incorporating sustainability into its preschool curriculum.

Rita Breton of Scarborough for her commitment to bring sustainable change to her community.

South Portland Planning and Development Director Tex Haeuser for reducing taxpayer burden through increasing energy efficiency.

Bay Square at Yarmouth Assisted Living for its commitment to sustainability and demonstrating that positive change can occur at all stages of life.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

Darcie P.L. Beaudin, an attorney with Skelton, Taintor & Abbott, was invited to serve as a member of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maine, Local Rules Committee. Her term will run until Dec. 31, 2016.

Beaudin is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Maine and Massachusetts. She is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and the Androscoggin County Bar Association.

CERTIFICATIONS

James Robbins, vice president and senior development officer for Bangor Savings Bank’s Wealth Management Group, is among the first 2,000 professionals to obtain the wealth management skill set of the future.

Robbins, of Portland, has more than 27 years of experience in financial services, financial planning and private banking. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine, and has earned certifications from the College for Financial Planning as a paraplanning professional and the Cannon Financial Institute for Trust and Investment Management Services.