Thursday, December 5, 2013
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• Sam Sezak of Blue Heron Capital and Linda Varrell of Broadreach Public Relations joined the board of the Maine Center for Creativity in Portland.
The center also elected new officers at its annual meeting in June. Katherine Greenleaf of Greenleaf Consulting was named president; Jamie Morin, senior vice president of operations at WEX Inc., vice president; Tom MacDonald, senior vice president at Mechanic Savings Bank, treasurer; and Alan Atkins of Atkins Chowdry LLC, clerk.
• Sherry Morrison, an Edward Jones financial adviser in South Portland, has received two awards from the firm for her work. Morrison received the Goodknight Plan Completion Recognition Award for her efforts to provide a greater level of service to her clients. She received the Ed Armstrong Award for her exceptional achievement in building client relationships.
• Girl Scouts of Maine has named Meredith Strang Burgess, president and CEO of Burgess Advertising & Marketing, as its 2014 Woman of Distinction. She will be honored at the 17th annual Women of Distinction Gala on Dec. 5 at the Marriott at Sable Oaks in South Portland. The award recognizes Burgess' success in business, her civic leadership and her perseverance in the face of a significant personal challenge.
• Anthony Martin, director of Diversified Business Communications' Project Management Office, has been given the Portland-based company's Governor's Award, its highest honor, for his role in instituting project management. Martin joined Diversified in 2007 as a project manager and was subsequently promoted to department head, tasked with developing a new discipline and department for the company.