May 26, 2013

On the Move


n Chuck Brawn joined The New England Real Estate Co. in Camden. Brawn was the top producing salesperson for Jaret & Cohn in 2011. He also will be the co-listing agent for The Homes at Ducktrap Retreat, an 18-home condominium community.

n Trent Prater joined Macpage LLC as a staff accountant.

Prater, of Portland, previously worked in the customer service department for personal lines insurance at a local insurance company.

n Amy Sylvester was hired as a communications and marketing assistant at Mid-Maine Chamber.

Sylvester, a 2011 graduate of the University of Maine NEW Leadership Institute, is a member of the greater Waterville area's young professionals group and KV Connect. She also sits on the Kennebec Valley Humane Society's board of directors.

n John Shoos was hired as executive director of the Sam L. Cohen Foundation.

Shoos is currently vice president for public policy and advocacy at United Way of Greater Portland. He has held various positions at the United Way during his 26-year career.

n Mary Chris Semrow was hired as a consultant to families for Specialized Housing Inc., an agency that provides supported housing for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities through home ownership.

It has been supporting adults for more than 30 years in Massachusetts and in Maine.

n Tim Dean, Dilip Chakravarty and Terry Scalia were hired to the work force at Clyde Bergemann Auburn.

Dean and Chakravarty were hired as project engineers. Dean is a licensed professional engineer with extensive design and management experience.

Chakravarty is also a licensed professional engineer with more than 12 years experience in systems engineering and integration at Bath Iron Works.

Scalia joined the firm as a designer-drafter. She has experience working for Bath Iron Works and Modern Woodcrafts in Lewiston.

n Amelia Kurtz joined the wealth management group of Bangor Savings Bank as vice president and financial planning officer. Kurtz has worked in the financial services industry since 1993.

n Benjamin Lord joined Albin, Randall & Bennett, a certified public accounting firm in Portland, as a manager.

Lord, of Gorham, is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional. He will practice primarily with the firm's construction group.

Lord was previously a manager at Berry Dunn.


n Annette Lease, vice president of Wealth Management at Bangor Savings Bank, was promoted to senior financial planning officer.

Lease, of Bangor, has more than a decade of financial planning and wealth management experience.



n Dewey Martin was elected president and Casey Leonard was elected a governor of the Maine Society of CPAs' Board of Governors.

Martin is director of Husson University's School of Accounting.

Leonard is a principal at Runyon Kersteen Ouellette.

John Connolly, Kyla Harrison and Barbara McGuan were elected governors. Connolly is the owner of Connolly Financial Services. Harrison is the senior accountant for the University of Maine Foundation. McGuan is a principal at Berry Dunn.

n John Brockway of Westbrook, a driver for Walmart Private Fleet, was one of four drivers selected to join the company's Road Team. Brockway works out of the Walmart Distribution Center and Transportation Office in Lewiston. He has driven for Walmart since 2002, logging more than 1.1 million miles.

n Craig DeForest, of Portland, joined the board of directors at Mad Horse Theatre Company.

DeForest is currently the program director for Maine Campus Compact, a nonprofit in Lewiston.

Andrew Greeley, of South Portland, also joined the board.

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