Wednesday, April 16, 2014
• Linda Wyman joined People's United Bank as assistant vice president, mortgage account officer in the Portland market. Wyman is active with the Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce, the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, The Woodfords Club and Federation of Republican Women.
• Jeremy Fischer was hired at Drummond Woodsum as an attorney. Fischer teaches business law at the University of Maine School of Law.
• Dr. Michael Pardales was hired as vice president and chief learning officer of Saint Joseph's College in Standish. Pardales, of Buffalo, N.Y., previously served as dean of education and human services at Canisius College in Buffalo.
• Ed Crockett joined Shipyard Brewing Co. as president of Capt'n Eli's Soda. He has 25 years of consumer product sales and management experience in the food and beverage industry. Most recently, he directed sales for Oakhurst Dairy in Portland.
• Sarah Tracy joined Pierce Atwood LLP in Portland as counsel in its energy practice group. Tracy had worked as a staff attorney with the Maine Public Utilities Commission in the legal and the electricity and gas division.
• Maine Audubon recently hired several new staff members. Michelle Smith was hired as the communications and marketing manager. Most recently, she was communications manager for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. Libby VanWyhe was hired as an environmental educator. She recently completed her master's of science degree in environmental education from Southern Oregon University.
• Westleigh Morin joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine as a development coordinator. Morin previously worked for City Year, an education-based AmeriCorps program serving Manchester, N.H.
• Nicole Goodrich joined Willis of Northern New England, Inc. as a senior account manager. Goodrich has a Maine Producer License and previously worked in the insurance and investment arenas. Alan Frost joined the firm as an account executive in its commercial business unit. He has more than 30 years of experience in commercial and personal insurance. Most recently, he worked for affiliate Willis Personal Lines LLC, where he served as a personal risk adviser.
• Tilson, the Portland-based IT and telecom services company, recently hired four consultants. Jason Sacco was hired as a senior consultant on Tilson's network team. Most recently, he was a project manager and field engineer at Earthlink Business. Cameron McNutt was hired as a consultant for its utilities division. Most recently, he was a lead field technician for Trilliant Networks. Jeff Coffin was hired as a consultant for Tilson's utilities division. He has several years of experience at Midcoast Internet. Ben Guerette was hired as a consultant for Tilson's wireless division. He was previously a corporate trainer with a firm in Denver.
• Heather Pelletier, Meredith Schalk and Christopher Tolford were hired at Macpage LLC, a certified public accounting firm. Pelletier, of Winslow, joined the audit staff. Most recently, she worked at an accounting firm in Oakland. Schalk, of Lisbon Falls, joined the firm as an audit and accounting staff accountant. She has worked at Macpage as an intern since January 2012. Tolford, of Cumberland, joined the firm as an audit supervisor. He previously worked at a Portland accounting firm.
• Warren Dyke was named president of Windham Weaponry, Inc. Dyke has worked for Windham Weaponry since its inception in June 2011 as vice president of production planning.
• Andy Beahm was elected president of the board of trustees of Maine Audubon. Beahm has worked for L.L. Bean for the past 27 years and currently serves as vice president-internal audit and assistant treasurer. Melissa Culllina, Tilsley Kelly, Ric McKittrick and William "Chip" Weickert were recently appointed trustees. Cullina is the director of education and staff botanist for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. Kelly is vice president of the Sprague Corp. and oversees the preservation and management of the Sprague family property in Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough. McKittrick serves "of counsel" to the firm McKittrick and Warren in Portland. Weickert is managing director at HM Payson and chair of the Portfolio Management Group.
• David Soule Jr. was elected to serve as chairman of the board of directors for The First Bancorp, holding company for The First, N.A. Soule has served as a director of the company and the bank since 1989.
• Don Briggs was selected to join the American Board of Trial Advocates. Briggs specializes in helping victims of car accidents, medical malpractice and other personal injury negligence cases.
• Sterling Kozlowski and Lawrence Wold were elected to the board of directors for The Foundation for Maine's Community Colleges. Kozlowski is regional sales executive and market president of KeyCorp's New England District. Wold is Maine market president for TD Bank. He has almost 30 years of commercial lending experience in Maine.
• Daniel McGarvey, senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer for The MEMIC Group, was elected to serve on the medical data call research committee for the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. McGarvey joined MEMIC in 2009 as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer.
AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
• MEMIC Group announced that 16 employees earned the Workers' Comp Professional designation, awarded by the American Society of Workers' Comp Professionals. Those employees are: Tom Bernier, Karen Barter, Joeline D'Anjou, Joanna DeBie, Karen Flaherty, Eileen Fongemie, Dawn Freeland, Susan Fusillo, Brian Gilles, Steve Hughes, Karen Johnston, Maria Jones, Jerry Mocciola, Steve Prue, Rod Stanley and Joanne Wohl.
• Laskoff & Associates is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Founded in 1983 by Robert A. Laskoff, the firm represents clients in personal injury, workers' compensation, family, and business litigation matters.