Friday March 22, 2013 | 01:01 PM

NEW FACES

David A. D’Auteuil was hired as senior vice president of resource development for United Way of Greater Portland. D’Auteuil of Kittery has more than 15 years of experience in entrepreneurial sales and marketing. Most recently, he was vice president of new business development for Igloo Products in Texas.

Debra McKinley joined Maine Community Health Options as manager of credentialing. McKinley of Mechanic Falls has more than 20 years of experience working in health care settings. Most recently, she was the physician recruiter for St. Mary’s Health System. Before that she worked as a medical staff recruiter for Central Maine Medical Center.

James Adamowicz was named chief executive officer of Piper Shores. Adamowicz has more than 20 years of management experience in continuing care and senior services. He recently served as president of The Highlands at Wyomissing in Pennsylvania.

Russell J. Begin was named chief financial officer of Preservation Management Inc. in South Portland. Begin of Oakland has more than 20 years of senior financial management experience. Most recently, he served as assistant director of operations at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Chris Plumstead was hired as an account executive at Down East: The Magazine of Maine. Plumstead, who previously worked for the magazine’s advertising department from 1992 to 2006, brings decades of experience to his role at Down East. Most recently, he oversaw sales, marketing and brand strategies for wine companies throughout Maine.

Doug Gauthier was hired as a wireless technical installer and tower climber at Tilson, a Portland-based IT and telecom services company. Gauthier was previously a foreman and tower climber on a large New England cellular LTE deployment. He has started working with Tilson, deploying smart grid wireless sites in New York.

Joe Zidle joined Diversified Business Communications as a marketing data analyst. Zidle was previously employed with FairPoint Communications in Portland.

Laurie Kimball was appointed KFI’s new director of outreach and expansion. Kimball has nearly 25 years of experience providing services to individuals with intellectual disabilities, mostly in the Portland area. She previously served as a staff development specialist at DHHS.

Michael Todd joined Sea Coast Management as director of sales and marketing at Highland Green Active Lifestyle Community in Topsham. Most recently, Todd served as the director of development at Mid Coast Health Services.

Kneka Smith was named director of program services for the Maine Chapter of March of Dimes. Smith of Portland has extensive experience in executive leadership, innovation, and program development and management. She also has experience in government affairs in health policy and higher education.

Jennifer Wilson was hired as a controller at Maine Community Health Options. Wilson has more than 25 years of public and private sector experience in the telecommunications industry. Most recently, she served as vice president, controller and clerk at Oxford Networks.

Dareth Law joined The Iris Network as an occupational therapist and coordinator for its Low Vision Clinic. Mark Anderson also joined The Iris Network as residential director of its Iris Park Apartments. Anderson has extensive experience with residential programs, including the Greater Portland YMCA and 20 years of social service work in Portland.

Joseph Siviski joined Perkins Thompson as an associate attorney and will practice primarily in the areas of business and environmental law. Siviski of Yarmouth interned at the Maine Attorney General’s Office and served as a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic.

Mattie McQuinn joined Pulp+Wire marketing agency as a new business developer. McQuinn formerly managed events for Tidesmart Global, where she specialized in experiential marketing.

Susan Steiner joined Verrill Dana’s Private Clients and Fiduciary Services Group. Steiner previously practiced at Pierce Atwood.

Crossroads recently welcomed three staff members. Andrea Jahna of Naples was hired as a federal grant project manager. Lori Martin of Gorham was hired as grant case manager. Kristina Halliday of Kennebunkport joins the outpatient clinical team as a clinician.

PROMOTIONS

Susan Benson was promoted to vice president of marketing at Kennebunk Savings. Benson manages Kennebunk Savings’ marketing and merchandising for the bank’s 15 offices. She has worked in Boston and Maine for more than 25 years as a marketing professional.

Crossroads recently promoted the following staff members: Mary Anne Roy of Saco was promoted to assistant clinical director. Nikki Oliver of Saco was promoted to program development manager, along with her current role as halfway house program manager. Teresa Bendokas-Heinfeld of Freeport was named system administrator. She was previously the outpatient practice manager. Vivian Trott of New Gloucester was promoted to assistant finance director.

Alexander “Lex” Meagher was promoted to vice president, general counsel at Kennebunk Savings. Most recently, he worked as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the Maine Superior Court.

Jean Libby, vice president of Bath Savings Institution, was promoted to mortgage lender at the Falmouth branch. Libby of New Gloucester has been with the bank for more than a decade. Most recently, she worked as the Yarmouth branch manager. She was promoted to vice president in 2012.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Don Lauzier, vice president of community relations for Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, was recently elected chairman of the board of directors for the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce. Lauzier will lead the 86-year-old organization in its efforts to be a voice and a force for collaboration and partnership in ongoing revitalization efforts.

Crossroads’ board of directors recently appointed two new members and elected new officers:
Mia Cooper of Cumberland and Joanne Hale of Portland joined the board. Cooper is an instructional designer at TD Bank in West Falmouth. Hale is a nurse surveyor for The Joint Commission in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Kristy Greco of Cumberland Center was re-elected president and treasurer. She is a financial controller and human resources manager at Hydro International Stormwater.
Tim Sample of Portland was elected vice president. He is a humorist, author, illustrator and former senior correspondent for “CBS News Sunday Morning.”
Emily Semenchuk of Hollis was elected secretary. She is a program manager within the environmental solutions department at Waste Management.

Mark Tanous, a senior account executive at FISC Solutions, joined the board of directors for Tri-County Mental Health Services. Tanous has more than 20 years of experience in sales and sales management.

James Witt of Farmington was named to the Franklin Savings Bank board of directors. Witt has been a member of the Franklin Savings Bank board of corporators for 11 years.

CERTIFICATIONS

Barry Towle of Brunswick earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential. To receive the designation, Towle met a stringent set of criteria and passed a rigorous exam.

AWARDS

Six attorneys from Lambert Coffin, a Maine law firm with offices in Portland and Blue Hill, were named in the 2012 New England Super Lawyers publication. Those designated as Super Lawyers include John Lambert Jr. for civil litigation; Samuel Rudman and Peter Del Bianco for general litigation; and Philip Coffin for medical malpractice defense. Associates Jeffrey Russell and Maureen Sturtevant were named Rising Stars in the field of medical malpractice defense.

Houses & Barns by John Libby was recognized as the 2012 Business of the Year by the Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce. John Libby, founder and president, was recognized for 40-plus years of successful business operations and generosity toward the local community.

Ray Hews was recently honored for his 23 years of service on the TAMC Endowments Board. Hews has also served as vice president and president and was also a member of the TAMC Investment Committee for more than 12 years.

The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project recently held its annual awards event, honoring several of its volunteers. ILAP honored Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman of Portland as the Pro Bono Firm of the year for 2012. The firm has three attorneys on ILAP’s Pro Bono Asylum Panel: Jennifer Archer, Timothy Steigelman and Lauri Boxer-Macomber. Last year, they donated more than 400 hours to seven asylum clients from Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.

Salvatore Savatteri of Portland was named ILAP’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. Savatteri conducted 19 pro bono Know Your Rights presentations at Cumberland County Jail in 2012. Pro Bono Attorney Collaboration awards were given to Barbara Vestal of Chester & Vestal in Portland; and Rodney Shain of Sanford. Vestal and Shain both represented children in jeopardy proceedings. ILAP also presented several awards to its volunteers: Erin Tolan of South Portland; Mary Stockmeyer of Portland and Meg Moran of Portsmouth, N.H. Molly McMahon and Paul Revier, both of Portland, were named Community Volunteers of the Year.

Central Maine Power Company, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, ranked No. 1 in business customer satisfaction among midsize electric utilities in the Eastern states according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study. This is the company’s seventh No. 1 ranking for business or residential customer satisfaction. CMP was recognized twice in the past two years by the Edison Electric Institute for its response to major storms, including Hurricane Sandy and Topical Storm Irene.

GENERAL

Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery relocated to 553 Shore Road in Cape Elizabeth. The expanded real estate office will feature new agents Whitfield Palmer, Ann Filipos and Kate Hodgson.

Down East Enterprise Inc. is opening a new office in Portland. The office, opening this month, is located in the Merrill’s Wharf building. Down East headquarters are in Rockport.

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