Monday, April 21, 2014
• Melanie Turner was hired to manage the new office for Cumberland Title Services LLC in Augusta.
Turner has 15 years' experience with real estate transactions. This location joins offices in Portland and Brunswick. Cumberland Title is locally owned by Matthew and Randee McDonald of Windham and has been operating in Maine for over 25 years.
• Paul Bierman-Lytle joined Introspective Systems as chief executive officer. He has an extensive background in sustainable design and development, including work as the chief architect and planner on more than 150 sustainable development projects around the world.
• Adam Zimmerman recently opened law offices in Portland and Boston. Zimmerman's practice handles employment and labor law matters on behalf of employees and small businesses. He previously worked in the litigation practice group at Norman, Hanson & DeTroy in Portland. Zimmerman's Portland office is located at 477 Congress St., 5th floor.
• Brad Cates was hired as director of finance at Berwick Academy. He served as chief financial officer of Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania. He has held the title of CFO or business manager for over 30 years.
• Emil Miskovsky, M.D., a gastroenterologist, joined Central Maine Medical Center Medical. Dr. Miskovsky was previously president and owner of Evergreen Gastroenterology in Bennington, Vt. He has extensive experience as a researcher and medical educator and was awarded several teaching awards.
• Diversified Business Communications hired the following people:
Christopher Paquette was hired as a support analyst. He was previously with Transit ID in Portland.
Leslie Taylor was named an online editor. Taylor was previously employed with Science Friday in New York.
Patrick Libby was hired as an application developer. Libby was previously employed with Verafore in Portland.
• Marie Cutting, Michael Harvie and Michael Turner were promoted at Disability RMS.
Cutting was promoted to assistant vice president of claims. She began her career at Disability RMS in 2000 as a nurse medical consultant before moving into claims management in 2002.
Harvie was promoted to assistant vice president of client management. He joined the firm in 2005.
Turner was promoted to assistant vice president of client management. He began at the firm in 2001 as a member of the underwriting and association team, and later joined the client management team in 2002.
• Sean O'Hare, a CPA in South Portland, recently earned the designation of a certified tax resolution specialist.
He works for O'Hare Associates, CPAs, 7 Ocean St. in South Portland.
• The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport was recognized with the coveted Certificate of Excellence Award from Trip Advisor, the largest travel website in the world.
To qualify for the award, businesses must maintain a rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor.
• Meg Baxter, president and chief executive officer of the Mitchell Institute, was honored with the 2013 Muskie Access to Justice Award. The Muskie award "honors commitment to the public good, advanced through hard thinking, deep feeling, a voice of eloquent civility and a passion for justice."
• Donald Lauzier, a 13-year employee of Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, received the 2012 Kany Community Service Award. He was nominated by numerous employees for his 40 years of service to the community.
He was given a plaque and a donation to a charity of his choice. Lauzier chose Joyful Harvest, a Youth Organization in Biddeford to receive the Bank's $500 donation.
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