The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram » People on the Move Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:31:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 BerryDunn, Bernstein Shur, and Berman and Simmons announce new hires Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:54:20 +0000 NEW HIRES
BerryDunn recently announced the following new hires:
Heather Booth, Ian Martell, Jennifer Morris, Paige Nadeau and Chelsea Stanley were hired as staff accountants.
Matthew Dube joined as a staff auditor and Bethany Bielicki as a campus recruiter.
The firm’s government consulting group hired Sarah Abbott, Erica Kosnow, Tam Ly and Megan O’Brien as consultants.
Matthew Bria, Eddy Cheng, Pam Coleman and Emily McCoy joined as senior consultants. Susan Chugha, Nicole Andrews and Rachel Tetelman joined as paraprofessionals.
Nicholas Favreau was hired as a consultant.
Patrick Doherty and Nathan Palmer were hired as tax specialists, and Kate Mango joined as a staff accountant.

Bernstein Shur has hired Amber Attalla, Zachary Brandwein, Daniel Keenan, Rachael Becker McEntee and James Monteleone in the firm’s Portland office.
Attalla, of Portland, joined the firm’s labor and employment practice group. Attalla was previously a legal intern for the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project in Portland.
Brandwein, of Sidney, joined its energy and municipal and governmental services practice groups. He previously served as an intern to Judge Paul Cleary of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma.
Keenan joined its business restructuring and insolvency practice group. He was recently a student attorney in the University of Maine School of Law Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic’s Refugee and Human Rights Clinic. Most recently, he was a judicial extern for Judge Kermit Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
McEntee, of Cumberland, joined the firm’s energy practice group. In law school, she also interned with Lipez, as well as the ACLU of Maine.
Monteleone, of Portland, joined the firm’s litigation practice group. Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, he served as a law clerk at Keleher & McCleod P.A.

501948-esther-yooEsther Yoo joined the Berman and Simmons law firm, where she will represent plaintiffs in personal injury cases.
Yoo, of Falmouth, most recently worked as an associate attorney at Pierce Atwood LLP in Portland. Yoo is an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law.

1110149_501948 Ford_B.jpgBen Ford, an attorney at Verrill Dana, was recently promoted to counsel at the firm.


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Landry/French and Wright-Ryan construction companies announce new hires, promotions Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:36:34 +0000 NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS
Landry/French Construction Co. announced five promotions.
51848-mason-rowellMason Rowell was promoted to director of pre-construction services. Rowell has 15 years of construction experience. Most recently, he served as senior project manager at Landry/French.


51848geoff-mitchellGeoff Mitchell was promoted to director of project management. He was previously a senior project manager. Mitchell has 15 years of experience, including several years with national contractors.


Scott Cristina and Brian Jacobs, both formerly project superintendents, were promoted to senior superintendents.
51848-scott-cristina-copyCristina has nearly 30 years of experience with an associate degree in building construction technology.

Jacobs has nearly 15 years of experience and holds a51848-brian-jacobs degree in business management from Assumption College.



Ryan Landry was promoted to project manager. He previously served as assistant project manager.

Wright-Ryan Construction, Inc. announced the following hires and promotions.
51848-sebastien-leclerc-copySebastien Leclerc joined the firm as an integrated project manager/foreman in the select projects group. Prior to coming to Wright-Ryan, Leclerc worked as an estimator and field supervisor.


51848-tyler-durkeeTyler Durkee joined the firm as a commercial project manager. Prior to coming to Wright-Ryan, he worked as a project manager for two local construction companies.



51848-erick-aitkenErick Aitken joined Wright-Ryan as a commercial superintendent. He previously worked as a superintendent for several construction companies in Maine and Connecticut.


51848-michael-mooneyMichael Mooney was promoted to field operations project manager and estimator. He was previously a member of Wright-Ryan’s Select Projects team. He joined the firm as a select projects integrated project manager/foreman.

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New hires across Maine Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:35:26 +0000 NEW HIRES
1098000_121952 Hannah Clark.jpgSarah Stebbins and Ben Williamson joined Down East magazine.
Stebbins, of Portland, was recently hired as a special projects editor for the magazine. She spent the past eight years working as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Every Day With Rachael Ray, Family Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal and O: The Oprah Magazine.


ben_2016Williamson was hired as photography director. Williamson has been photographing for the magazine for the last four years.



Adam Wiles-Rosell has joined Scott Simons Architects as an architectural designer.
He graduated from Norwich University in Vermont in May 2016 with a master’s degree in architecture. He lives in Portland.

1098000_121952 Kirk_Mullen.jpgThe Rowley Agency Inc. has hired Kirk Mullen as a commercial insurance account executive.
For the past four years, Mullen worked as a project manager for a commercial construction management firm in Portland. He lives in Portland.



SymQuest hired David Kerkhoff as a regional sales manager.
Before joining SymQuest, Kerkhoff was a branch manager and strategic development director for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc.

121952-jenna-lucasJenna Lucas joined Volk Packaging Corp.’s design group as a graphic designer.
Lucas, of Saco, has degrees in graphic design and multimedia communication from the Maine College of Art.




121952-andrea-kingMaine Media Collective has hired Andrea King as chief operating officer and associate publisher.
Before joining MMC, King founded Aristelle, a retailer of fine lingerie.



1098000_121952 Hannah Clark.jpgHannah Clark recently joined Down East Enterprise Inc. as a circulation assistant and production representative.
Before joining Down East, she was filling customer service and sales roles at Camden Falls Gallery and Linda Bean’s Maine Wyeth Gallery.




1098000_121952 Susan MacArthur.jpgSusan MacArthur joined Strategic Talent Management as vice president.
MacArthur was previously a business and event management consultant for many years. She also served as the first executive director for the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.



Nicholas Crosman joined Macpage LLC as a senior tax associate.
Crosman has practiced in public accounting since July 2011. He previously worked at Berry Dunn as a tax specialist and a senior tax specialist.

1098000_121952 Dave Chapman.jpgCES Inc. has hired David Chapman as project geologist in its Lewiston office.
Chapman previously worked as a project geoscientist in New Hampshire.




Melissa Vigue joined Diversified Communications as a customer service representative.
Vigue previously worked at gymNation in Kennebunk.

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Financial industry news Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:45:34 +0000 NEW HIRES
Josephine IannelliJosephine Iannelli was named executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Bar Harbor Bankshares and Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and its subsidiary Bar Harbor Trust Services, effective Oct. 24.
Iannelli most recently served as senior executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Berkshire Hills Bancorp in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.


921690-michelle-curtis-2016Michelle Curtis joined First National Bank as assistant vice president, business relationship officer in the Camden office.
Curtis previously worked for Bank of America as a specialty account review analyst and senior credit analyst. She had been with them for 20 years.


921690-sis-bank-hires-cassandra-mosher-as-new-market-managerSIS Bank has hired Cassandra Mosher as assistant vice president and market manager for its Springvale and south Sanford branches. Mosher, of Wells, brings more than nine years of experience in working with community banks in York County.


921690-benguerretteCPort Credit Union recently promoted Benjamin Guerette to training manager.
Guerette began his cPort career in 2014 as training coordinator and is a University of New Hampshire graduate.


921690-chrisvdChristian Van Dyck was promoted to vice president of compliance and audit.
Van Dyck was previously with the Maine Bureau of Financial Institutions. He received his law degree from Dalhousie Law School in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


921690-rick-maltz-copyBar Harbor Bank & Trust promoted Richard Maltz to executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief risk officer. Maltz, of Hampden, has more than 30 years of banking experience. He joined the bank in 2014.


Camden National Bank recently recognized two employees for exemplary service.
Kathleen Dodge was recognized as Employee of the Year and Josh Nash as Officer of the Year.

Tracy Harding, a principal at BerryDunn, was appointed to the Auditing Standards Board.
Harding, a principal for more than 30 years, is director of quality assurance and the Bangor office coordinator for the firm’s financial services group.

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Board appointments across the state Wed, 07 Sep 2016 23:51:38 +0000 BOARD APPOINTMENTS
The Opportunity Alliance announced its board of directors for the fiscal year that began on July 1:
Thomas Saturley of Tranzon Auction Properties was named chair, Marc Doyon of UNUM was named secretary and Dan Hunter of Gorham Savings Bank was named treasurer.
Also named to the board are: Dr. Rebecca Bloch of Maine Medical Center; Abusana Micky Bondo, Colette Twigg-Rowse, Barbara Schneider and Anita Chandler, community volunteers; Sarah Coupe of the Grace House for Women; Jane Harmon of Key Bank National Association; Jeanne Hulit of Northeast Bank; Chris Jerome of UNUM; Angus S. King III of First Wind; Tom Smith of Summit Energy Solutions; Tim Soley of East Brown Cow Management; Cynthia Tayman-Veroneau of Portside Real Estate Group; Jim Vachon of WEX and Marie-Christine Simbizi and Ann Courtney. Laura Marceau will serve as policy council liaison.

Levey Day School in Portland welcomed five people to its board of trustees:
Kathryn Woodson Barr, head of Maine Girls Academy; Benjamin Bornstein, an attorney in Portland; Tom Addicks, a retired educator; Suzanne Rosenberg, former president of two independent school boards and Larissa Crockett, who has a master’s degree in public administration and economics.

604260 Todd CescaTodd Cesca was recently elected to the board of directors of the United Way of York County.
Cesca, of Kennebunk, is a partner in Charter Oak Capital Management in Portland.



604260 Bruce WagnerBruce Wagner, chief executive officer of the Finance Authority of Maine, was elected to the board of directors of the National Council of Higher Education Resources. Wagner has served as chief executive officer of FAME since 2014.

Pine Tree Society recently named Martin Bailey, Ian McCarthy, Matthew Prunier and Carol Brunjes Weaver to its board of directors.
Bailey is a personal financial representative at Allstate in Lewiston.
McCarthy, of Key Bank, is the area retail leader for central western Maine.
Prunier is a CPA with Baker Newman Noyes in Portland. Weaver is a math teacher at Milford High School in New Hampshire.

604260 Ned CloonanNed Cloonan joined to the board of trustees at the MDI Biological Laboratory.
Cloonan, a summer resident of Castine, is the principal of Ned Cloonan Associates.



604260 Michelle CianchetteThe Kids First Center named Michelle Cianchette to its board of directors.
Cianchette, of Cumberland, worked nearly 10 years in finance before joining L.L.Bean.




Avesta Housing announced recent board appointments.
Peter Bass is a developer and owner of Random Orbit Inc. in Portland; Chomba Kaluba is a motivational speaker and serves on the faculty at Southern Maine Community College and Lori Parham is the state director of AARP Maine.

Tedford Housing recently elected members and officers to its board of directors.
Judy Montgomery, associate librarian of the Bowdoin College Library, returned to the board after a one-year hiatus.
Seven members of the board renewed their terms: Andree Appel, Sally Carignan, John Carson, Marcy McGuire, Dot Ollier, Chris Powell and Nonny Soifer.

The following people were elected officers: John Carson, pastor of the Elijah Kellog Church, was elected president of the board; Andree Appel, clinical director of the Oasis Health Network, was elected vice president; Nonny Soifer, a lawyer in private practice, was re-elected secretary; Sarah Piper, commercial lender at Bath Savings Institution, was re-elected to treasurer and Claudia Staberg, consultant and college adviser, was re-elected as an at-large representative.

Preble Street expanded its board of directors and announced and a new board president.
New to the board are Stephen Pryor, Jennifer Wilson and John Roberts.
Pryor is the complex director at RBC Wealth Management in Portland.
Wilson is the corporate merchant for the women’s apparel team at L.L. Bean as well as the controller for the Forest Avenue Veterinary Hospital in Portland. She is also vice chairman for the L.L. Bean board.
Roberts is the retired president and chief executive officer of Assurant Employee Benefits. He served in that role from 2007 to 2015.

Herb Janick, a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Portland, became Preble Street’s board president.

Bath Housing Development Corp. announced that Michelle Renaud Rines has joined its board of directors.
New officers are Mary Terry of Woolwich who was named president and Catherine Powers of West Bath who was elected vice-president.
Rines, of Woolwich, has worked at Maine Medical Center, Androscoggin Home Health Services and MidCoast Hospital with its geriatric mental health resource program.

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Health care industry hires, promotions and awards Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:00:30 +0000 NEW HIRES
Maine Medical Partners, a department of Maine Medical Center, announced that five physicians have joined its practice.
1026806_284539 Monti.Jennifer.16.jpgJennifer Monti, M.D., joined MaineHealth Cardiology’s Scarborough office. She completed her internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University, followed by a cardiology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.


The following physicians recently joined MMP’s – Hospital Medicine:


Emily Zarookian, M.D., completed her residency at Maine Medical Center, where she served as chief resident of internal medicine.




1026806_284539 Botler.Timothy.16.jpgTimothy Botler, M.D., received his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his residency at Rush Medical Center.



1026806_284539 Buttarazzi.Matthew.1.jpgMatthew Buttarazzi, M.D., completed his residency at MMC. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine as part of the Maine Track Program.




1026806_284539 Walker.John.13.jpgJohn Walker, D.O., received his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency at MMC.



1026806_284539 Sharon Martel.jpgDay One in South Portland, a substance abuse treatment program, recently hired Sharon Martel as an accountant.
Martel brings more than 20 years of accounting experience in the nonprofit and legal services field.


Greater Portland Health hired Jennifer Rogers, a nurse practitioner, to provide care for patients living with HIV and other infectious diseases.
Rogers brings more than 16 years of clinical experience. For the last 11 years, she has worked at the virology treatment center at Maine Medical Center treating patients with HIV and chronic viral hepatitis.

1026806_284539 angela lagassey.jpgAngela Legassey, a nurse practitioner, has joined the care provider team at Central Maine Obstetrics and Gynecology in Lewiston.
Legassey most recently worked as a registered nurse in mother-baby care at Maine Medical Center in Portland, a position she held since 2007. Previously, Legassey worked as a registered nurse in the maternity unit at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.


Sacopee Valley Health Center hired Lynn Kearney as executive director.
Kearney has 12 years of experience in nonprofit health care, including her work as operations manager for Cape Cod Healthcare. For the past five years, she has worked for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital as executive director of Jordan Physician Associates in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Aysha Sheikh joined the Maine Cancer Foundation as its new program officer.
She will work closely with the MCF leadership to develop its strategic plan, as well as oversee grant funding requests and awards. She previously worked for MaineHealth.

Waltz Long Term Care Pharmacy in Brunswick promoted two people on its staff.
284539 Courtney Doherty Oland, R.Ph, MBACourtney Doherty Oland was named president. She joined the pharmacy over 10 years ago.

Amy Kelder Enos was named director of pharmacy operations. She joined the pharmacy in 2007 and became a certified284539 Amy Kelder Enos,PharmD, CGP geriatric pharmacist in 2012.




St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center announced the promotion of six nurses on the professional development pathway.
The nurses promoted to Level III include Kendra Bailey, case management; Sonja Theriault, clinical documentation improvement; Anita Rousseau, RN, A2; and Katie Bishop, RN, who works in the emergency department.
The nurses promoted to level IV are: Tammy Jutras, RN, clinical documentation improvement; and Barbara Chute, BSN, RN, perianethesia.

U.S. News & World Report again named Maine Medical Center a Best Regional Hospital.
MMC is one of only 63 out of more than 4,500 hospitals in the nation – and the only one in Maine – to be rated high performing across the board in nine procedures and conditions.

David Frum, president of Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital, was named one of the nation’s “Top 50 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know.”
Frum has more than 25 years of experience, including six years in his current role as president of Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital.

The American Red Cross of Maine named the following people to serve on its southern Maine chapter board of directors.
The newest members include David Hurst, M.D., a retired physician from Gorham; Peter Liberatore, a marketing executive from Kennebunk; and Jerome J. Gamache, an attorney from Cumberland Foreside.

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News hires for Chalmers Financial, MEMIC Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:37:30 +0000 NEW HIRES
862546 Dean DeMarioChalmers Financial Services, part of the Chalmers Insurance Group, has hired Dean DeMario as director of business development for group benefits.
DeMario has 30 years of insurance industry experience.

The MEMIC Group has hired Natalie Campaneria and Debra Willard Webb as safety management consultants.
Campaneria is currently enrolled in the masters of public health program at the University of New England.
Webb brings more than 20 years of health care experience with 10 years as a certified occupational health nurse-specialist with a focus on safety.

Amy Alward, an exclusive Allstate agency owner, was recognized as Allstate’s 2016 Best in Company for agencies her size.
The award recognizes her success in leading a local business and serving the needs of customers and the community.

862546 Gillian Tuck cropped 236KGillian Tuck, an account manager in the employee benefits group of Clark Insurance, has earned the designation Accredited Customer Service Representative for Life & Health.
Tuck, of Gorham, joined Clark Insurance in 2011.

862546 Pam Cantlin 4x6Pamela Cantlin, of Portland, earned the designation Management Liability Insurance Specialist.
Cantlin is a senior account manager in the business insurance department of Clark Insurance. She joined the agency in 2014.

862546 Matts PicMatt Vaillancourt, of Old Port Insurance, joins the local business in South Portland’s Knightville neighborhood.

Vaillancourt has been a Maine independent insurance agent since 1998.



862546 holly ShieldsHolly Shields, a personal insurance account executive at L.S. Robinson Co. insurance, recently achieved the designation of Accredited Customer Service Representative in Personal Lines from the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America.

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Companies announce top hires and promotions Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:16:25 +0000 NEW HIRES
396926 Jen GoldmanPortland Trails hired Jennifer Goldman as its new advancement manager.
She brings more than 20 years of development and nonprofit experience to Portland Trails, previously serving as director of development and external relations for the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine.

396926 Brad BosseBrad Bosse was named director of sales for Embassy Suites Portland.
He directs areas of the hotel, including guest services, sales and marketing efforts and hotel administration.


Tyler Kidder joined Efficiency Maine as a communications manager.
Kidder most recently served as the assistant director for sustainable programs at the University of Southern Maine.

Cathy Liston was appointed vice president claims, group and voluntary insurance at Sun Life Financial.
Most recently, she was vice president of group disability and life claims at Prudential Financial.

CBRE | The Boulos Co. has hired Cole Smith as an associate.
Smith, of Scarborough, assists in the brokerage duties for the company in greater Portland.
He currently serves in the Army Reserves as a military police officer.

396926 Josh CushingEmerald Hospitality Associates has promoted Josh Cushing to regional manager.
He has been the general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport.
Cushing will oversee the operations of hotels in Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio and Michigan.

396926 Anne_BallThe Maine Development Foundation appointed Anne Ball as interim program director for its Maine Downtown Center.
She has served as a consultant for the center since 2012, and has been heavily involved in Healthy Maine Streets Program, Grants to Green, and Making Headway in Your Community.

Peter Eglinton has been promoted as deputy director of Efficiency Maine.
He joined the company in 2014 as the director of programs and operations after serving as the chief operations officer at Portland public schools.

Greg Leclair has been promoted to controller at Efficiency Maine.
He joined Efficiency Maine in 2010 as a senior accountant and served as business manager from 2012 to 2015. He previously worked in accounting and financial management at KempGoldberg.

396926 Brian_CliffeBrian Cliffe was named president and general manager of WCSH-6 in Portland.
Cliffe, who was director of sales for WCSH-6, will also oversee WLBZ-2 in Bangor. He replaces Steve Carter, who recently was named president and general manager of KUSA in Denver, Colorado.
Cliffe had been director of sales at WCSH and WLBZ since 2009. He joined the station as an account executive in 1992. He became regional sales manager in 2007 and sales manager in 2008.

396926 Jen_HoganCommunity Credit Union appointed Jennifer Hogan to president and CEO.
She previously worked for Community Credit Union for four years as executive vice president and five years as marketing director.

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New hires across Maine Tue, 09 Aug 2016 23:39:23 +0000 NEW HIRES
605742 Donna_Ewert_8x10Donna Ewert joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as vice president and trust officer.
Ewert, of Brunswick, spent the past eight years as a wealth adviser at Robinson Smith Wealth Advisors in Portland.


605742 Dr. CoffmanDavid Coffman, D.O., has joined Mount Desert Island Hospital.
He has more than 20 years of experience in trauma surgery/traumatology, general surgery and surgical critical care medicine.


605742 David E. BrackettDavid Brackett has joined Keller Williams Realty, The Don L’Heureux Team.
Brackett brings experience in southern Maine’s waterfront communities, including the Lakes Region and Peaks Island. He also has knowledge in new construction.

605742 Tristina BarilCommunity Credit Union has hired Tristina Baril as a member representative.
Baril will assist members with daily transactions, primarily from the Lewiston branch.


Norton Financial Services has hired Jamie Dumond as an executive assistant.
Previously, Dumond worked for Eastdil Secured in California as executive assistant to the managing director. She lives in Westbrook.

BH2M in Gorham has hired Austin Fagan as a staff engineer.
Fagan is a 2015 graduate of the University of Maine, with a degree in civil engineering.

Flyte New Media in Portland has hired three new staff members.
Amanda O’Brien has joined as director of business development. She brings a decade of web marketing experience to the firm.
John Paglio joined as a digital marketing specialist.
Chris McClay joined as a business manager. She brings two decades of business management experience.

On Target Utility Services recently hired nine graduates of Kennebec Valley Community College’s Electrical Lineworker Technology Program.
Josiah Audet, Samuel Benson, Joshua Craig, Kaleb Forsman, Shawn Gray, Edwin Greenlaw III, Jeffrey Merrill III and Dalton Skidgel were hired as line worker apprentices. Dustin Fisher was hired as a locate technician.

605742 Randall HobbsRandall B. Hobbs has joined Hobbs Funeral Home as a licensed funeral director.
Hobbs, of South Portland, is the grandson of funeral home founders, Frank Hobbs Sr. and Elizabeth Hobbs. He recently passed his Maine state boards and the national certification examinations required to become a funeral director. He also served as an apprentice at the funeral home.

Brad Robinson has joined HDR as cross sector director for the firm’s project controls practice.
Robinson brings 34 years of experience in project management and project controls, including global projects. He spent the past 24 years working with Parsons Brinckerhoff.

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BCE has hired Paulette Witherall to handle all administrative duties.
Witherall was previously with Cole Haan, where she served as a receptionist and coordinator providing administrative support.
She brings over 25 years of experience in office and business management, human resources.

605742 Brent BruggemanCIEE, the Council on International Educational Exchange, has hired Brent Bruggeman as chief information officer.
Bruggeman spent most of his career consulting for Fortune 100 and 500 organizations, most recently serving as a director with Deloitte Consulting LLP in Cincinnati.

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Companies announce new hires across Maine Tue, 09 Aug 2016 22:43:21 +0000 NEW HIRES
792013 brianna boutin-newsBrianna Boutin, a family nurse practitioner, has joined Central Maine Pediatrics in Lewiston.
Most recently, Boutin underwent clinical experience at Augusta Family Medicine. Previously, she received clinical experience at Westbrook Family Practice, Intermed, P.A., and at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Boutin previously worked as a registered nurse at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

PDT Architects expanded its staff with four new hires.
792013 PDT KeeganCarmichaelKeegan Carmichael, of Portland, joined as an architect. Most recently, he worked for Jeff Demers Design in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He is licensed to practice architecture in Maine and Massachusetts.


792013 PDT Alyssa PhanitdasackAlyssa Phanitdasack and Nick Conner were hired as architectural designers.
Phanitdasack, an architectural designer, has been working on the new Mount Ararat High School in MSAD 75. She lives in Portland.
Conner, an architectural designer, worked792013 PDT Nicholas Conner most recently at Arnold Jacobson Architects in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. He lives in Portland.


792013 PDT Kirsten StolteKirsten Stolte, of Portland, returns to PDT as a part-time administrative assistant. She has a degree in studio art from the University of Maine and a degree in administrative office management from Southern Maine Community College.


792013 Louise RosenL/A Arts has hired Louise Rosen as the agency’s new consulting director.
Rosen brings more than 25 years of experience in independent media and arts, and has extensive experience in business affairs, fundraising, programming, marketing and operations. She previously served as executive and artistic director of the Maine Jewish Film Festival for four seasons.

792013 Rachael PowersRachael Powers joined the staff at Hobbs Funeral Homes as a full-time apprentice.
Powers completed her associate of applied sciences in the funeral service program at Mount Ida College in Massachusetts and graduated in 2015.
At Hobbs, Powers will work to complete her apprenticeship and prepare for state and federal certification board examinations. She lives in South Portland.

792013 Andrew BeahmMaine Audubon has hired L.L. Bean executive Andrew Beahm as deputy director.
Most recently, Beahm has served as L.L. Bean’s vice president of business transformation. He has served in various executive roles at L.L. Bean for the past three decades.
Beahm, of Falmouth, is a former Maine Audubon board member and chair.

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Banks announce new hires, promotions Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:49:51 +0000 NEW HIRES
605742 Andrew SlatteryAndrew Slattery joined Dawson, Smith, Purvis & Bassett after completing an internship during the 2016 tax season.
Slattery recently graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in accounting. He lives in Auburn.


809541 Donna TemplePeople’s United Bank has hired Donna Temple as senior vice president, senior wealth management officer.
Temple brings more than 18 years of experience at Bangor Savings Bank, Fleet Bank and the law firm Pierce Atwood.


809541 Barbara RathsPeople’s United also hired Barbara Raths as senior vice president, senior relationship manager for government banking.
Raths, of Portland, was previously the team leader for treasury at WEX Inc. in South Portland. She also served as deputy treasurer for the state of Maine from 2005 to 2013.

809541 Thomas ZukeKennebunk Savings has hired Thomas Zuke as senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Zuke, of Saco, was previously with another Maine mutual savings institution, where he had been chief financial officer since 2009.

Jessica Schneckloth was recently hired at Trademark Federal Credit Union as the member services manager.
Schneckloth brings 14 years of experience in finance.

Macpage LLC has hired Elena Kuvshinova and Ashleigh Gagne as audit associates.
Kuvshinova, of Wells, began her accounting practice this year after completing an internship with Macpage during the tax season.
Gagne, of Skowhegan, has practiced in public accounting since the 2104 tax season. She also completed her first internship with Macpage. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a financial analyst.

809541 Zach_Farrington_webNortheast Bank has hired Zach Farrington as senior mortgage loan officer.
Farrington, of Lewiston, has spent the past six years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Northeast Bank, he worked in the mortgage divisions of RMS Mortgage, TD Bank and Bank of America.

809541 Steve ThomasSkowhegan Savings Bank has hired Steve Thomas as senior vice president of commercial lending.
Thomas, of Hermon, brings more than 22 years of banking and management experience with a primary focus on the commercial market. Most recently, he worked for Camden National as the senior vice president and director of commercial banking for northern Maine.

809541 Karyn Scharf MorinSIS Bank has hired Karyn Scharf Morin as the new vice president, senior retail banker.
Most recently, Morin was a CRA officer at Kennebunk Savings Bank.


Katahdin Trust promoted David Cambridge and Kevin Plourde, who together have nearly 40 years of service at Katahdin Trust.
809541 Dave CambridgeCambridge, of Chapman, was promoted to senior vice president, commercial services officer. He joined the bank in 1999. He was promoted to vice president in 2001 and to regional vice president in 2014.


809541 Kevin PlourdePlourde, of Caribou, was promoted to senior vice president, credit administrator. He joined the bank in 1995. In 1999, he was promoted to vice president, credit administrator.


809541 Dan DallairePeoplesChoice Credit Union recently promoted Daniel Dallaire to mortgage administration manager at its Saco branch.
Dallaire was previously a mortgage loan originator with PeoplesChoice serving the Sanford/Wells area.

The Maine Estate Planning Council announced that the following board members were elected as officers for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
Joseph Powers, of UBS Financial Services, was elected president. Robin Cyr, of Albin Randall & Bennett, was named vice president. Kerry Peabody, who works for Clark Insurance, was named treasurer. Timothy Woodhouse, of Acadia Trust, N.A., was elected secretary; and Jennifer Kruszewski, of Epstein & O’Donovan, LLP, is immediate past president.

Atlantic Federal Credit Union was named one of the “Healthiest Credit Unions” in the country by Deposit Accounts, a leading bank account comparison website.
Atlantic placed in the top 3 percent of more than 6,000 federally insured credit unions.
Atlantic is a financial cooperative owned and operated by its members. It has a growing membership of more than 20,000 Mainers, $300 million in assets and locations in Brunswick, Cumberland, Freeport and Topsham.

University Credit Union opened a drive-up lane at its Farmington branch.
The drive-up ITM allows credit union members to perform a variety of transactions traditionally done in branch. Transactions available include withdrawals, deposits, transfers, check cashing, balance inquiries and loan payments.

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Insurance industry news Wed, 20 Jul 2016 21:21:32 +0000 NEW HIRES
Clark Insurance hired four people to work in its Portland office.
542809 Nick Jobin_Clark InsuranceNicholas Jobin joined as an associate account manager in the business insurance services department. Jobin, of Westbrook, graduated from St. Joseph’s College of Maine.



542809 Dana Hayward_Clark InsuranceDana Hayward joined as an account analyst. She lives in North Yarmouth and is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Maine.



542809 Tammy Spalding_Clark InsuranceTammy Spaulding, of South Portland, was hired as an account manager in the personal insurance department. She has more than five years of experience in the industry.



542809 Heather Clark_Clark InsuranceHeather Clark, of Windham and Westbrook, was also hired as an account analyst in the personal insurance department. She brings 13 years of insurance experience to the agency.



542809 Meghan FlynnMeghan Flynn was hired as sales assistant at Norton Insurance Agency.
Flynn, of Portland, was previously a group/corporate sales representative for Fairfield Inn Marriott in Scarborough and an insurance sales producer for State Farm Insurance.


542809 Allen_JPickfordJeremy Pickford joined Allen Insurance and Financial.
Pickford, of Camden, recently returned to Maine after a global career in marketing and retail. He obtained his license to sell property and casualty insurance in the state of Maine in December 2015.



542809 Allen_CGartleyCameron Gartley joined the personal insurance division at Allen Insurance and Financial.
Gartley, of Rockport, previously worked for Camden National Bank.



542809 Forte, TimothyTimothy Forte has joined the USI South Portland office as vice president of the Maine Operating Co.’s commercial insurance practice.
Forte began his insurance career in business development for Liberty Mutual prior to joining USI.


542809 Karen LibbyKaren Libby was promoted to director of claims at Patriot Insurance Co.
Libby has been with Patriot since 2014 and has more than 25 years of insurance claims experience.



Allen Insurance and Financial announced that four people have earned their licenses to sell life insurance in Maine. Meesha Luce, Leann McMusic, Chris Wilson and Diane Zollo are now licensed to sell life insurance. All are personal insurance account managers in Allen’s Rockland office.

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Another three employees at Allen also received their state insurance licenses. Amanda Heal, Courtney Leonard and Samantha Runius have obtained a license to sell property and casualty insurance in Maine.
542809 Allen_AHeal2Heal, a receptionist in the company’s Rockland office, joined Allen in 2015.



542809 Allen_CLeonard2Leonard is a scanning associate in the company’s Camden office. She joined Allen Insurance and Financial in 2015.



542809 Allen_SRunius2Runius, a business insurance processor in the Camden office, joined the company in 2008.



542809 Josh Ellis 4x6 cropped 215KBJoshua Ellis, an account executive in the business insurance department of Clark Insurance, has earned the industry designation Certified Insurance Counselor.
Ellis, of Falmouth, is a graduate of Ithaca College and joined Clark Insurance in 2009.




The Maine Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society recently recognized Rachel Banister as the recipient of the 2016 Lee G. Allen President’s award of excellence.
Bannister is currently working at Patrons Oxford Insurance Co. in Auburn as a marketing supervisor.

Insurance Professionals of Greater Portland, the local chapter of International Association of Insurance Professionals, was awarded winner of Margaret M. Horvath Education Award and runner-up of the Karolyn E. Frost Public Relations Award at the Region 1 conference.

Allen Insurance and Financial of Camden announced that Jo-Ann Neal and Jennifer Wadsworth completed the National Association of Health Insurance Underwriter’s Benefits Account Manager Certification Course.
542809 Allen_JNealNeal joined the company in 2013 and works with clients on group benefits. She also assists individuals enrolling in Medicare and individual health insurance.



542809 Allen_JWadsworthWadsworth joined the company in 2014 and works with clients on group benefits with a focus on group health insurance.



542809 Allen_BSchofieldThe firm also announced that Brandy Schofield completed the National Association of Health Insurance Underwriter’s Consumer Directed Health Care Certification Course.
She is an account manager in the company’s insured benefits division.


Insurance Professionals of Greater Portland, the local chapter of International Association of Insurance Professionals, elected officers:
Adele Nichols was elected president; Amee Rice, as president-elect; Nicole Glover, as secretary; and Heather Caston-Talbot, as treasurer.

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Finance industry news Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:17:48 +0000 NEW HIRES
93382 Susan PopeSusan Pope joined Bangor Savings Bank as vice president and commercial relationship manager at its Ogunquit branch.
Pope has 15 years of banking experience. She previously served as a commercial lender for Key Bank and Kennebunk Savings Bank.


Mary Polito joined Albin, Randall & Bennett in Portland as an operations director.
Polito, of Portland, was previously a practice administrator at Maine Medical Partners – Maine Health Cardiology.

93382 Gary BergeronGary Bergeron, of the Breakwater Group at Morgan Stanley, was promoted to vice president, senior portfolio manager, financial adviser in the firm’s wealth management office in Portland.
Bergeron, of Yarmouth, has been with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management since 2009.


975550_93382 Betsy Sibley 2016.jpgBetsy Sibley was promoted to vice president of marketing and business development at Community Credit Union.
Sibley, of Turner, was previously the marketing/business development director at Community Credit Union. She has been with the credit union for four years.


Albin, Randall & Bennett in Portland promoted four accountants:
Samantha Anderson was promoted to a senior accountant. She joined the firm as an assistant senior accountant in 2014. She lives in Saco.
Karla Brannen was promoted to a tax manager. Brannen joined the firm as a senior accountant in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, she was a senior staff accountant at Dawson, Smith, Purvis & Bassett, P.A. She lives in Portland.
Ian Dumond was promoted to a senior accountant. Dumond, of Portland was a tax intern in 2012.
Amy Kronenthal was promoted to a senior accountant after recently achieving her licensing as a CPA. Prior to joining ARB, Kronenthal served as director of finance and human resources for the Migis Hotel Group in Portland. She lives in Portland.

Midcoast Federal Credit Union opened its fifth branch and new corporate headquarters at 186 Lower Main St. in Freeport.
A grand opening celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 23.

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On the Move Fri, 08 Jul 2016 20:59:34 +0000 NEW HIRES
The following people joined Diversified Communications:
Anthony Sciarra was hired as a junior help desk technician. Sciarra previously worked for Hannaford Supermarket.
Jessica Woods joined as an accounts receivable team lead. Woods was previously employed with RKO CPA in South Portland.
Parker Swenson was hired as an operations coordinator. Swenson previously worked for 360 Media Ventures in Portland.
Chris Carrier joined as a junior web designer.
Carrier was previously employed with Midcoast Federal Credit Union in Bath.

123642 Stephen D.  Krasinski, Ph.D.Stephen D. Krasinski joined MDI Biological Laboratory as vice president of administration.
Krasinski succeeds Patricia Hand, who retired last month after 15 years at the institution. He comes to MDI from Boston Children’s Hospital, where he worked as principal investigator.


123642 Brittnae's photo 5.10.16Brittnae DeRoche joined the Mid-Maine Chamber to help grow its regional marketing efforts.
DeRoche will focus on updating social media pages, all chamber websites and help member businesses network through the chamber’s events and activities.


Jeremy Cluchey joined Maine Audubon as director of communications and marketing.
Cluchey most recently served as director of creative design at Bates College.

St. Germain Collins announced two new hires:
123642 Kris Plante webKris Plante was hired as an environmental scientist. Before joining the firm, he worked as an environmental scientist at a firm in Massachusetts.
Ty Hughes was hired as an environmental, health and safety123642 Ty web specialist. He previously worked as a senior environmental specialist.




123642 Karlene Burrell-McRaeKarlene Burrell-McRae has been named dean at Colby College. Burrell-McRae was previously associate dean of students and executive director of the Center for Identity and Inclusion at the University of Chicago.
Burrell-McRae, who graduated from Colby in 1994, has served as a Colby trustee since 2014.


123642 Theresa MitchellTheresa Mitchell has joined L.S. Robinson Co. in Southwest Harbor as a receptionist and office assistant.
Mitchell, of Bernard, is new to the insurance industry. She passed the Maine exam for a property and casualty insurance license in mid-May.


123642 Sarah MooreSarah Moore has joined Portland magazine as assistant editor and publisher.
Moore, of Portland, recently moved from her hometown of London, where she worked for The Telegraph Newspaper in the editorial and marketing departments.


123642 Elizabeth MurphyElizabeth Murphy of South Portland joined Portland magazine as an advertising executive.
For the past 13 years, Murphy has owned and run her own business, Elizabeth Murphy Art. She has worked with FOX News, NASSAU Broadcasting and The New York Times.


123642 Jennifer HutchinsJennifer Hutchins joined the Maine Association of Nonprofits as executive director.
Hutchins brings more than 20 years of experience serving the nonprofit community both in Maine and Washington, D.C., most recently heading Creative Portland. Hutchins is replacing Scott Schnapp, who is stepping down after 14 years of service. Hutchins will join the organization on July 18.

Brian Townsend was named executive director of Amistad Inc.
He succeeds Peter Driscoll, who has served as executive director since 1996.
Townsend previously worked at Preble Street in Portland as its director of social work and as a member of its clinical intervention program, working to address issues of homelessness, poverty and mental illness.

Preservation Management Inc. announces two promotions:

Christine Jenkinson was named president and CEO.
Jenkinson, of Portland, joined PMI in 2009, managing special assets for the president. In 2010, she was promoted to chief operating officer and was named senior vice president in 2013. She has over 17 years of experience in the affordable housing industry.


Management portraits, préservation management. Photos by Brian Fitzgerald.Kris Landry was named regional vice president of operations.
Landry, of Gorham, joined PMI in 2009 as a property manager. Most recently, she was regional director. She currently oversees a portfolio of 51 properties representing almost 4,000 apartments in Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Michigan, Wisconsin and Colorado.

E. Whitney Soule was named dean of admissions and financial aid at Bowdoin College.
She succeeds Scott Meiklejohn, who will become senior vice president for development and alumni relations at the college.
Soule joined the admissions staff at Bowdoin in the summer of 2008 as senior associate dean. A year later, she was named director of admissions.

Competitive Energy Services announced three promotions:
Michelle Tham was promoted to director of analytics.
Tham joined CES in 2007 as an analyst and has grown her expertise in commodity markets, regulatory issues, renewable energy, tariff and contract negotiations and facility operations.
Greg Smith was named senior energy analyst.
Smith joined CES in 2012 after receiving his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Maine.
Matt Gamache was promoted to energy and renewables analyst. Gamache joined CES as an energy analyst in 2014.

123642 Dan TaylorDan Taylor was promoted to a senior structural engineer at Stantec.
Taylor joined the Scarborough company’s transportation group in 2011 and has more than 10 years of experience in design and construction of transportation projects.


Market Decisions Research has promoted Brian Robertson to vice president of research.
Robertson has served as director of research at MDR since 2000.

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York County Community Action, local schools announce new hires Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:26:00 +0000 NEW HIRES
237294 Bob CurrieBob Currie was hired as director of transportation for York County Community Action Corporation. Connie Garber, the program’s director for the past 37 years, retired at the end of May.
Currie previously worked as project manager for the Capitol Region Education Council in Connecticut. He brings several years of management experience.


237294 Sourbeer_Kraig (2)Kraig Sourbeer joined Carrabassett Valley Academy as its new alpine program director. He will be responsible for the staffing, programming, implementation and supervision of the academy and its weekend alpine programs.
Sourbeer brings extensive experience to the CVA. He spent the past six years coaching under 16 and 19 boys at Burke Mountain Academy.


237294 John MoranJohn Moran was hired as the new principal of Cheverus High School.
Moran will succeed longtime principal John H.R. Mullen, who retired after 37 years at Cheverus. Moran will begin his tenure on July 1. He has served as the principal of St. Louis University High School since 2008.


237294 David WalkerDavid Walker, a licensed professional geologist, joined R. W. Gillespie & Associates, Inc.
Walker will conduct environmental site assessments, groundwater assessment and remediation and aquifer testing. He will also assist the geotechnical group in explorations, sampling, geophysical testing and seismic studies.


Maine Audubon announced that it was hiring Jeremy Cluchey as director of communications and marketing.
Cluchey brings more than a decade of strategic communications and management experience spanning the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. He previously served as director of creative design at Bates College.

Kossi Gamedah joined Goodwill Industries of Northern New England as senior vice president of retail.
Most recently, Gamedah was the regional director for Dollar General for West Tennessee, where he was responsible for retail operations.

237294 Bryan MatlukThe Ecology School in Saco has hired Bryan Matluk as development director.
Matluk previously worked at York County Community College in the same capacity. He is founder and owner of Exchange Street Studio in Portland.


Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce has hired Brittnae DeRoche to help grow its regional marketing efforts.
DeRoche will focus on updating social media pages, all chamber websites and help member businesses network through chamber events and activities.

237294 Stephen D. Krasinski, Ph.D.The MDI Biological Laboratory has named Stephen Krasinski as vice president for administration.
Krasinski succeeds Patricia Hand, who retired last month after 15 years. He comes to the MDI Biological Laboratory from Boston Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He was a principal investigator at the children’s hospital.

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New hires and promotions from the financial industry Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:01:00 +0000 NEW HIRES

Theresa Taplin joined R.M. Davis as a personal affairs management administrator.
She will be responsible for direct service to clients, ensuring that personal and financial household affairs are organized and taken care of in a timely manner.
She brings more than 20 years of administrative support experience.
The firm also hired Reid Smith as a vice president and portfolio manager.
Based in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, office, he brings 25 years of leadership experience in the field. He previously served as vice president for David Wendell & Associates Inc. of Portsmouth.

Kirsten Allen has joined Macpage LLC as an audit associate.
Allen, of Litchfield, recently completed an internship with Macpage. She previously worked as a teller at a credit union in Maine, where she was responsible for various accounting related tasks.

184438 John QuesnelJohn Quesnel has joined Katahdin Trust as vice president, managed assets officer.
Quesnel, of Hampden, was previously with People’s United Bank in Bangor, where he served as vice president, business banker.



92075 Angela ButlerAngela Butler joined Katahdin Trust Co. as senior vice president, commercial services officer.
She joined Katahdin Trust after spending more than 22 years at People’s United Bank and Merrill Bank. Most recently, she served as a senior vice president, commercial banking region manager in Bangor.


University Credit Union has hired Stephanie Beck as a marketing manager.
She previously worked in marketing at a local law firm. She has a background in sales and management and brings experience in brand development and public relations.

University Credit Union has expanded its management team with two promotions.
Shauna Baker was promoted to operations manager. She has been with the credit union for more than 12 years and most recently served as training manager.
Stacey Young was promoted to retail services manager.
She has been with UCU for more than three years, most recently as manager of its Bangor branch. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry.

Barbara Tuttle of Pownal was named the new manager of Bath Savings in Bath
Tuttle, an assistant vice president, has been with Bath Savings for 18 years. She previously served as branch manager of the bank’s Yarmouth branch.
She replaces Patricia Taggart, who joined Bath Savings as a teller 18 years ago. She is retiring as vice president and branch manager of the bank’s main office in Bath.

184438 Marquis, JulieJulie Marquis was named CEO of Five County Credit Union.
Marquis, of Brunswick, had served as executive vice president and chief operating officer since July 2013. She joined the credit union in 1993.



Seth Webber, a principal at BerryDunn, was recognized by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts as its Outstanding Member Award winner.

Peter Fendler, president of Norton Financial Services; and Ray Emery, a financial consultant with the company, were recently recognized in their industry.
Fendler is president of Norton Financial Services in Cumberland, and Emery is a financial consultant at Norton Financial Services. They have both achieved Commonwealth President’s Club status for 2016.

The Maine Credit Union League has elected the following people to its board of directors:
184438 tuckercoleTucker Cole, president and CEO of Maine State CU, was elected to a three-year term to serve as a director on the Maine CU League Board of Directors.



184438 ricklachance

Richard Lachance, president and CEO of Connected CU, was elected chair.




184438 kylecasburnKyle Casburn, president and CEO of Seaboard FCU, was elected vice chair.




184438 desjardinsDavid Desjardins, president and CEO of Acadia FCU, was elected secretary.



184438 chretien[1]Scott Chretien, president and CEO of York County FCU, was elected treasurer.

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Real estate news Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:48:26 +0000 NEW HIRES
35086 Mike_AndersonMike Anderson joined the brokerage staff of Malone Commercial Brokers in Portland.
Anderson, a licensed broker in Maine, previously worked as a broker at Paragon Commercial Real Estate in Portland for seven years.


35086 TC HaffenrefferTC Haffenreffer joined NAI The Dunham Group
Haffenreffer brings experience and knowledge in building acquisitions and investments. He was previously a managing partner at Shoreline Development Group, LLC.


35086 Tiffany Hampton photoTiffany Hampton has joined The Rob Edgerley Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Realty as chief operations officer.
Hampton brings 15 years of industry experience.



35086 Stacey Schuler-CannonStacey Schuler-Cannon also joined the firm as lead listing specialist. She moved to Maine from Keller Williams First Atlanta, where she maintains a successful team.



Portside Real Estate Group is expanding with a new office at 330 Forest Ave. in Portland.

The Boulos Co. has created a new help desk to assist people with business planning, lease renewals and long-term strategic planning
It will be staffed by the company’s own real estate professionals – experts on the local market, commercial lease terms, acquisitions, dispositions, and market rates for leases and financing.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England recently honored its top 50 affiliated sales associates, including real estate professionals affiliated with the company’s Maine and New Hampshire offices.

35086 Bryan PlourdeBryan Plourde, of Cumberland, completed the requirements for the Certified General Real Property Appraiser license in Maine.
This certification requires 3,000 hours of satisfactory cumulative experience, a bachelor’s degree, 300 hours of appraiser specific education, and passing the National Uniform Licensing and Certification Exam.

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Healthcare news Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:10:55 +0000 health news

Chiara Battelli and Paige Teller

Maine Medical Center announced new co-directors of the hospital’s breast care center in Scarborough.
Paige Teller, M.D., is a fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist. Chiara Battelli, M.D., is a fellowship-trained medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer. Both Teller and Battelli return to Maine after having completed part of their specialized training at MMC.

Teller, a physician with Maine Medical Partners, recently served as the co-director of Breast Care Services for Atrius Health-Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston. Battelli, a physician with New England Cancer Specialists, joined the hospital’s medical staff in 2013.

612824 Maya Ramirez, M.D.Maya Ramirez, M.D., a bariatrician, has joined Central Maine Bariatric Surgery in Lewiston.
Ramirez obtained certification in functional medicine in 2014 and became board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2016.


612824 Mike BurtonAcadia Benefits Inc. has hired Mike Burton as vice president of business development.
Burton has more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry. He will be focusing on bringing creative solutions to help control the cost of employee benefits for Maine firms.


612824 Martha SearchfieldMartha Searchfield joined the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce as the new executive director.
Searchfield, of Bar Harbor, has been serving as interim director since January.



The National Rural Health Association recently named Bridgton Hospital a top 20 critical access hospital in quality performance.
Bridgton Hospital scored best among critical access hospitals based on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index for Quality. Its ranked in the top 20 out of more than 1,300 rural and critical access hospitals throughout the United States.

Mount Desert Island Hospital was named Trauma System Hospital of the Year by Maine Emergency Medical Services in Augusta.

612824 Deborah HochDeborah Hoch of Maine Medical Center was recognized with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2016 State Award for Excellence.
Hoch, of Kennebunk, has worked at MMC for 14 years in its division of transplant medicine.


New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland recently presented several awards at its annual Employee Appreciation Day.
612824 David HesselinkDavid Hesselink of Portland, an occupational therapist, received the Buzz Fitzgerald Award.




612824 Nancy LizotteNancy Lizotte of Brunswick, a certified rehabilitation registered nurse, was selected as clinician of the year.




612824 Pamela PelletierPamela Pelletier of Raymond, a CNA, was chosen as outstanding employee of the year. Bonnie Deveau of Gorham, director of quality and risk management, received the leadership award.



612824 Tim Daigle and Jeanine ChesleyTim Daigle of South Portland, a nutrition manager, was recognized with the rehabilitation services award.




612824 Joe DaceyJoe Dacey of Scarborough, a certified rehabilitation registered nurse, was awarded the Sandra Marriner Certified Rehabilitation Nurse of the Year Award.

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Fluid Imaging Technologies, Sebago Techics and Casco Systems announce new hires Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:36:27 +0000 NEW HIRES
Fluid Imaging Technologies expanded its team with four new hires.
Frances Buerkens joined as a sales manager for aquatic markets. Buerkens will work to promote and sell the FlowCam in algae technology markets.
Kay Johnson joined as a technical customer support associate. Johnson will be responsible for direct customer support related to the operation of the FlowCam imaging particle analysis instrument and its VisualSpreadSheet software.
Dave Hamel joined as director of sales, bio/pharma markets. Hamel will develop sales strategies and sell the FlowCam to customers and prospects within the biopharmaceutical market. Hamel is based in Boston, Mass.
Steve Northup was hired as a software engineer. He will participate in the design of Fluid Imaging Technologies’ software products, as well as identifying and developing cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.

Sebago Technics added four new design professionals.
739336 rebecca_gabryszewskiRebecca Gabryszewski, of Biddeford, and Emmerald “Emmy” Irvin, of Portland, joined as permitting specialist/project coordinators. Gabryszewski has more than 20 years of experience in land development consulting. Irvin worked this past year with Sebago Technics as an intern.


Caleb Gervais, of Augusta, joined as a survey technician. He interned with Sebago Technics last summer in the survey group and spent most of his time on the MDOT crew.
Matthew McGuirk joined as a civil engineer. He recently graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in civil and environmental engineering. He grew up in Biddeford and interned with a geotechnical firm.

Casco Systems announced new hires in its Portland, Waterville and Idaho offices.
739336 Heidi MillsHeidi Mills joined as a project engineer specializing in control and power systems design.





739336 Nate MeadeNate Meade was hired as an electrical engineer specializing in protection and control system design.





739336 Bob ShermanBob Sherman joined as a principal project engineer focused on control and automation projects for the power industry.

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Financial industry hires Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:35:25 +0000 NEW HIRES
Charter Oak Capital Management announced the following hires.
92075 Robert vailRobert Vail brings over a decade of experience as a wealth manager. Previously, he held this role at Peoples United Bank and JP Morgan.




92075 Katy ProfileKaty Carr joined as relationship manager. She brings nearly 16 years of experience in the financial services industry.




92075 Sarah SterlingSarah Serling joined as a financial adviser.
Serling is an attorney and certified financial planner.




92075 Timothy WoosterTimothy Wooster was named vice president, portfolio manager for First Advisors.
Wooster, of Camden, recently worked for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as a vice president and investment officer.


92075 Angela ButlerAngela Butler has joined Katahdin Trust Co. as senior vice president, commercial services officer.
She brings more than 22 years of experience at People’s United Bank and Merrill Bank. Most recently, she served as senior vice president, commercial Banking Region Manager in Bangor.


92075 Jenny RottmannJenny Rottmann joined the Genesis Community Loan Fund as director of finance and administration.
Rottmann, of Portland, brings over a decade experience in both nonprofit management and community-based work.


92075 Ellen NiewoehnerTD Bank has promoted Ellen Niewoehner to senior relationship manager in commercial lending in Portland.
Niewoehner, of Portland, has 26 years of banking and lending experience. She joined TD Bank in 1997 as a vice president in private banking. Most recently, she served as a relationship manager in commercial lending.

Bath Savings Institution has promoted Melissa Libby to branch manager of its Yarmouth office.
Libby joined Bath Savings in 1999 as a teller. She has served as the assistant branch manager of Yarmouth since 2005.

First National Bank announced several promotions.
92075 Terri Geroux Terri Geroux was promoted to vice president, systems and support officer. She joined the bank in 1982 and she has worked in a variety of positions. Most recently, she was the bank’s information systems project manager.


Denise Griffin was promoted to vice president, human resources officer. Griffin joined the bank’s human resources department in 2004.
Melissa Bryant was named assistant vice president, mortgage underwriter. She joined the bank’s mortgage department in 2011.
Matthew Weaver was promoted to vice president, senior portfolio manager. Weaver joined First Advisors in 2000.
Nazrin Dixon was named vice president, business development officer. Dixon joined First Advisors in 2013 in Bangor. She has over eight years of experience in the financial services industry.
Lorraine Ouellette was named vice president, senior administration and compliance officer. She has been with First Advisors since 2011 and has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry.

92075 Mark LeightonMark Leighton was promoted to senior vice president, financial adviser at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Leighton, of Falmouth, has been with the firm since 1993.

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Healthcare industry hires, promotions, etc. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:22:26 +0000 NEW HIRES
699733 Esther DavisEsther Davis
, a certified nurse midwife, joined the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center at Mount Desert Island Hospital.
Davis has worked in obstetrics since 1980 when she began her practice as a labor and delivery nurse at South Baldwin Hospital in Foley, Alabama.


Spurwink announces the following new hires and one promotion.
699733 PatriciaMilesheadshotPatricia Miles joined as manager of its community support program. Miles previously worked as a child protective worker for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.



699733 KiraPersonetteheadshotKira Personette was hired as an occupational therapist in the Casco and Chelsea Day Treatment Schools. Personette completed a master’s program in occupational therapy at the University of Southern Maine.



Berkeley Nappi and Jessica Conery-Poulin joined as public school counselors.
699733 Berkeley Nappi-SpurwinknewhireNappi will serve the Western Maine Region at Oak Hill High School, Lewiston High School and Thomas J. McMahon Elementary School in Lewiston.



699733 Jessica Conery-PoulinConery-Poulin was promoted. She will work with students at the Harpswell Coastal Academy. For the past three years, she was a residential clinician.



699733 Dr. Matthew PerkowskiCentral Maine Orthopaedics and OA Centers for Orthopaedics, divisions of Spectrum Medical Group, have hired Matthew Perkowski to their teams.
Perkowski specializes in interventional pain medicine and the non-surgical management of spinal disorders.


699733 Carol TreacyNew England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland has hired Carol Treacy as therapy manager.
Treacy most recently served as director of Rehab at Aegis Therapies.



699733 Diana GoodmanDiana Goodman, M.D., has joined Maine Medical Partners Neurology as a neurohospitalist.
Goodman completed her Neurocritical Care Fellowship at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.


699733 Erica Richards Erica Richards has re-joined the practice at Mercy All About Women.
She comes to Mercy from Women’s Wellness Comprehensive Care.



699733 Tammy DowTammy Dow has joined Mount Desert Island Hospital as its compensation and benefits manager in human resources.
Dow brings several years of experience, including the past 28 years in the field at The Jackson Laboratory.


699733 Aatif AnsariAatif Ansari also joined MDI Hospital as the new oral health provider at the Community Dental Center in Southwest Harbor.
Ansari received his doctor of dental surgery degree from Indiana School of Dentistry in 2015. His medical interests and expertise include hospital-based dentistry, management of medically compromised patients in both the dental clinic and hospital setting.

699733 Suzanne BerlinSuzanne Berlin, D.O., and John Paul Winters III, M.D., joined New England Cancer Specialists.
Most recently, Berlin worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she specialized in gynecologic oncology and medical oncology.

Winters joined the hematology team at New England Cancer Specialists.699733 John Paul Winters
Most recently, he was a staff physician specializing in hematology/oncology at Saint Charles Cancer Center in Bend, Oregon.



Photo of Steve Merz

The board of directors of Maine Behavioral Healthcare has tapped Stephen Merz, a health care executive from Connecticut, to be the organization’s next chief executive officer.
Merz, who most recently has led the behavioral health service line of Yale New Haven Hospital, will replace Dennis King, who retires in June.
Merz spent nearly his entire career with Yale New Haven Hospital, one of New England’s largest hospitals with more than 1,500 beds and 13,500 employees.
In his new role, Merz will lead an organization that was formed in 2014 when Spring Harbor Hospital merged with three community mental health care providers, Community Counseling Center, Counseling Services Inc. and Mid-Coast Mental Health Center.

699733 Todd ReaginTodd Reagin, of Maine Medicare Options LLC, received an award from Martin’s Point Generations Advantage as one of their Top 10 performing producers in Medicare supplement sales for Maine.
Reagin has been with Maine Medicare Options since it was founded in 2011. He assists people who are new to the Medicare system, as well as people in the community in need of guidance and advice on their Medicare insurance options.

699733 Daniel BonnerDaniel Bonner, chief operating officer for Spurwink, was recognized for his 35 years of service.
Bonner joined Spurwink in 1981 as a direct care worker and has spent his entire professional career with the behavioral health and educational services agency.


Ann Phillips, of VNA Home Health Hospice, was recently accepted as an advanced professional member of the Aging Life Care Association.
Phillips has been practicing as an aging life care professional, also known as a geriatric care manager, since 2014.

699733 Meghan HoudletteMeghan Houdlette, a senior project engineer at VHB, was named to the advisory board for the Healthy Cumberland County.



Daniel Puglisi, of Saco; and Michael Stevenson, Ph.D., of Portland, joined the board of directors for the Frannie Peabody Center, an HIV service organization in Maine.

Carrie Levine, founder and owner of Whole Woman Health in Newcastle, is partnering with Coastal Pharmacy and Wellness in Portland to offer consultations beginning April 27.
Levine opened Whole Woman Health in 2014 and offers a variety of services including comprehensive gynecology, hormone balancing, digestive health and nutrition counseling.

Michael Mullin has started a private practice and consulting business, Integrative Rehab Training LLC.
He will see clients for fitness rehab out of Back Cove Personal Fitness in Portland. Clients needing clinical athletic training services will be seen at Beyond Strength in Falmouth. He previously worked as a clinical athletic trainer at OA Centers for Orthopaedics in the physical therapy department for over 15 years prior to starting his own practice.

Linda Riddell, population health scientist/principal, Health Economy LLC, has joined the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal, Population Health Management.
The journal, published by the Thomas Jefferson University School of Public Health of Philadelphia, appears six times annually.

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New hires across Maine Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:39:12 +0000 853103 JBurrellJeffery Burrell was named general manager of the 289-room and suite Westin Portland Harborview in Portland, a Rockbridge portfolio property.
Burrell was most recently the general manager of the AAA four-diamond, Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon, Colo., which he opened in 2008.

Sebago Technics hired two design professionals to join its staff.
853103 Glissen Havu

Glissen Havu joined Sebago as a civil engineer. Havu, of Steep Falls, previously worked at the Portland Water District in a variety of roles.



853103 Tyler PeabodyTyler Peabody also joins as a civil engineer. He previously worked for a site-civil surveying firm in the Bangor area. He lives in Biddeford.



Jamie Thompson joined Diversified Communications as an email deployment administrator.
Thompson was previously employed with HIMSS Media in Portland.
Heather Laverriere also joined as a project manager.
Nathan Coffren was hired as a data analyst. Coffren previously worked for Paradigm Window Solutions in Portland.

Emma Hathaway joined Maine Maritime Academy as captain of the schooner Bowdoin.
Most recently, Hathaway captained the Seaward out of San Francisco Bay and the Unicorn, sailing from Connecticut through the Saint Lawrence Seaway to the Great Lakes. She has worked as a trainer, mentor and teacher on various ocean classroom vessels.

Katherine Lehman joined The Bowdoin International Music Festival as executive director.
For the past six years, she served as director of Tennessee’s Sewanee Summer Music Festival.

Vets First Choice, David Ball. in Portland. Photos by Brian Fitzgerald.

David Ball has joined Vets First Choice as director of business-to-business marketing and sales enablement.
Ball has more than two decades of experience in traditional and digital marketing in the hi-tech industry. He previously worked for Silicon Valley-based Cisco Systems Inc. for 15 years.


Certified Master Chef Daniel Harrison Dumont was hired as executive chef at the Black Point Inn on Prouts Neck.
Dumont will be responsible for a kitchen staff of 25 in the Black Point Inn’s two restaurants: The Point Restaurant for fine dining; and The Chart Room for more casual fare.

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Law firm news Thu, 07 Apr 2016 19:55:53 +0000 NEW HIRES

LeBlanc and Young added two new attorneys to its team.

398512 Matie NicholsMatie Little joined the firm as a partner, with a practice encompassing all areas of trusts and estates law. She was previously a partner in a Washington, D.C., law firm.



398512 Eliza NicholsEliza Nichols became an associate attorney with the firm last October and assists individuals and families with their estate planning needs, as well as trust and estate administrations. She previously practiced with a large law firm in Los Angeles.



Curtis Thaxter LLC has hired Rebecca Klotzle to join its litigation practice group.
398512 Klotzle_RebeccaKlotzle focuses her practice on civil and appellate litigation and advises clients in property disputes, intellectual property matters, zoning appeals, employment law and contract-related issues. Most recently, she was an associate attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in Boston.


398512 amy_mcnallyAmy McNally joined the Biddeford law firm Woodman, Edmands, Danylik, Austin, Smith and Jacques as an associate.
McNally, of Arundel, focuses her practice on estate planning and administration, civil litigation and criminal defense. She previously worked at a law firm in York.


Sara Moppin was recently elected as a shareholder and director of Perkins Thompson in Portland.
Moppin will continue to practice in the areas of business transactions, commercial lending and regulatory matters.

398512 BSmith_printThe attorneys of Skelton Taintor and Abbott named Benjamin Smith as a shareholder of the firm.
Smith, of Chelsea, is a litigator and possesses extensive experience in public utility law. He was previously a staff attorney for the Maine Public Utilities Commission.


Bernstein Shur recently announced 2015 pro bono and volunteer service results. Two attorneys were honored, along with the firm’s Sunshine Committee.
Talesha Saint-Marc, member of the firm’s labor and employment and litigation and dispute resolution practices groups, was recognized with the Sumner T. Bernstein Pro Bono Award. Saint-Marc provided legal services to victims of domestic violence, including a custody trial for a mother and son.
David Soley, member of the firm’s real estate and litigation and dispute resolution practice groups, was recognized for his continued service to the American Civil Liberties Union and Maine Homeless Legal Clinic.
The Sunshine Committee, a group of Bernstein Shur’s staff that raises funds, collects donated goods, and raises awareness for the needy in our community, was recognized with the Barnett I. Shur Civic Award. The committee members are: Janet Davis, chair; Jo Dyke, Ruth Earley, Mandy Furbush, Debra Humason-Fulgham, Robin Learned, Karla Quirk, Laura Rodrigues, Angela Stewart, Michelle Thomas and Angie White.

398512 RSWProfilePicSkelton Taintor and Abbott shareholder Rebecca Webber was named president of the Central Maine Human Resources Association.
The president oversees the board of directors, presides at membership and board meetings and supervises the affairs and business of the organization.


Elizabeth High, a principal with LeBlanc & Young, was named the Portland Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year for 2016 by Best Lawyers.

398512 Sarah ChurchillSarah Churchill, a civil and criminal litigator, became a partner with Matthew Nichols to establish the law firm Nichols & Churchill, P.A.
Churchill comes into partnership after three years as an associate at Nichols’ prior firm, Nichols and Webb, P.A.398512 Matt Nichols
Her focus is advocating for clients in workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and personal injury cases.
Nichols has been in private practice in Maine since 1988.

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Real estate industry hires and promotions Thu, 24 Mar 2016 18:24:47 +0000 NEW HIRES
Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty has hired Elise Kiely as a senior vice president of its Portland office.
687483 Elise KielyKiely, of Falmouth, spent almost 10 years as a litigator in Washington, D.C., and Maine. She then started developing and investing in real estate, which led to a high-end real estate brokerage practice.



687483 stone04cChristina Stone also joined Legacy’s team as a vice president of its Kennebunk office.
Stone, who specializes in coastal locations such as Biddeford Pool, Fortunes Rocks, Granite Point and Hills Beach, has practiced real estate in Maine for more than a decade.


687483 CrossmanA(Med)PublAaron Crossman joined Legacy’s real estate team as a vice president of its Camden office.
Crossman’s real estate career started in 2002 in Camden. In 2005 he went to the Cayman Islands to work with the sales team of a new condominium development project.


687483 Kelly WebbFontaine Family real estate has hired Kelly Webb to its team in Auburn.
Webb, of Monmouth, worked as a legal secretary before starting her real estate career in 1990. She spent seven years as the office manager at ERA Webb. She joined the Fontaine team with 26 years of real estate experience.

Joyce Frost and Suzanne Lowell, previously of RE/MAX By The Bay, have joined Bean Group and will work together as a team.
They have a total of 30 years experience in the real estate market, specializing in southern Maine.

687483 Becki ThomenBecki Thomen joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northeast Real Estate.
She brings several years of experience in the industry.




Portside Real Estate Group in Portland has hired Jaye Gorham, Nancy Keast and Ben Ray.
Gorham brings more than 30 years of experience in the industry. She has owned her own appraisal company and has many years of real estate experience.
Keast joined Portside with over a decade in the business and connections in the Deering area.
Ray comes to Portside with a strong design and architectural eye. He brings years of sales experience.

687483 Karen ParenteauPortland’s Choice Realty has hired Karen Parenteau. She has been in the business since 2006 and is a native of the Biddeford-Saco area.




687483 Laura RohrerLaura Rohrer joined the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Saco as a sales associate.
Rohrer, of Old Orchard Beach, will provide residential real estate services in Saco and the communities of Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunk, Buxton and Hollis.


Landry/French Construction Co. has promoted Mason Rowell to senior project manager.
Most recently, Rowell served as project manager on a medical office building for Western Maine Health in Norway. He currently serves as a project manager on new branch banks for Bangor Savings Bank on Marginal Way in Portland and in Brunswick, and a new facility for Allagash Brewing Co.

687483 julia bassettJulia Bassett has received the commercial broker designation from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
The course included training on valuation of commercial properties, green commercial properties and representation of buyers and sellers in commercial transactions.

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Engineers, drivers among Mainers receiving awards and recognition Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:24:57 +0000 AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
589786 Rosemary ReidRosemary Reid of Portland, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, was named to Modern Woodmen’s President’s Cabinet.
Reid was recognized for her high achievement in life insurance sales and ranking among the organization’s top representatives nationwide.


Harriman and The Cecil Group announced that two staff members recently earned professional certification and accreditation.

589786 Jeff LapierreJeffrey LaPierre received the Certified Energy Manager credential from the Association of Energy Engineers.



589786 Katie WiseKathryn Wise has passed the Architecture Registration Examination and is now a licensed architect.




UPS driver Ted Kalicky of Gorham was recently inducted into its Circle of Honor for achieving 25 years of accident-free driving.
Kalicky and six other elite drivers from Maine are among 1,613 newly inducted into the company’s honorary organization.
Maine has 42 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 1,142 years of accident-free driving.

Aaron Fitzgerald, manager of McDonald’s in Topsham, was selected to receive the 2016 Ray Kroc Award, which recognizes the top 1 percent of McDonald’s restaurant managers from around the world. The honor comes with a cash prize and a trophy.
Fitzgerald has been working for McDonald’s for nearly 10 years. He began his career in 2006 as a crew person at the Lisbon restaurant and was promoted to manager in 2008.
Lee Jackson was recognized as the McDonald’s Crew Person of the Year.
Jackson was one of only 25 McDonald’s employees nationwide to receive the award.

589786 Kirby LittlefieldKirby Littlefield, a longtime employee of Maine Water, was presented with the Sid Anthony Award of Merit from the Maine Water Utilities Association.
Littlefield was hired as a plant operator in May 1966 in the water treatment plant in Biddeford. He is now completing his 50th year in that role.


Sophia Rosendo, a Portland auction professional, recently received her designation as an Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate from the National Auctioneers Association’s Education Institute. Rosendo, of Cape Elizabeth, is an auction professional with Tranzon Auction Properties.

Scott Simons was named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
Simons is one of three Fellows in Maine and the seventh in the state’s history to receive this honor. He has practiced architecture for over 30 years.

589786 Anna MoormanAnna Moorman, of Allen Insurance and Financial, recently received an award from Martin’s Point Generations Advantage as one of their top 10 performing producers in Medicare sales for Maine.
Moorman has been with Allen Insurance since 2012. She assists people who are aging into the Medicare system.

Scott Edwards, an employee of Poland Spring, was named one of four employees to receive the Nestlé Waters North America President’s Award in January.
Edwards was recognized for his commitment to the community and dedication to Poland Spring. He lives in Harrison and has worked for Poland Spring for 22 years.

Shane Perry recently received the Accreditation in Public Relations designation, joining only about 5,000 skilled public relations professionals worldwide.

Baker Newman Noyes was recently ranked in Accounting Today’s list of the top 100 firms in the country.
The annual list ranks CPA firms by revenue. The firm received high marks for its growth of 30 percent in 2015, allowing it to enter at 96 and rank fourth in the New England region. Overall growth for the top 100 came in at 9.32 percent.

589786 Gene McKeeverThe Society of Certified Insurance Counselors recently recognized Gene McKeever of Allen Insurance and Financial in Camden with a certificate honoring his 35 years of committed professional leadership and advanced knowledge.


Donna Millett Ewert, a financial adviser at Robinson Smith Wealth Advisors in Portland, was accepted for membership in the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.
With membership, Millett Ewert is affiliated with an organization of more than 2,400 qualified financial advisers in the nation.

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Oxford Networks, CEI fill top posts Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:42:38 +0000 Oxford Networks recently hired several new executives and senior managers.
108284 Van Loan, MarkMark VanLoan joined as vice president, customer support.
VanLoan, of Norway, has worked in technology-related fields for more than 30 years focusing on a variety of areas including networking, telecommunications, sales engineering, project management, operations management and customer support.



108284 Flowers, WendyWendy Flowers was named a financial and business analyst in the finance department.
Flowers, of Gray, was most recently manager of network operations for Martin’s Point Health Care, and also was manager of finance and planning for Unum, where she was employed for 18 years.



108284 Pelletier, AnthonyAnthony Pelletier was hired as financial analyst in the finance department.
Pelletier, of Lewiston, was most recently at WEX, where he served as senior tax accountant. He has also served as a lead analyst at Iberdrola, as well as a staff accountant at Austin Associates.




Coastal Enterprises Inc. has hired Betsy Biemann as the organization’s next chief executive officer and Keith Bisson as its new president.
108284 Betsy BiemannBiemann currently serves as a consultant to FocusMaine and recently completed serving as a project director at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.



108284 Keith BissonBisson is CEI’s senior vice president of program management and development.
They will succeed founder, President and CEO Ron Phillips who will retire this spring after 38 years of leading the rural development organization.

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Financial industry hires, promotions, other news Thu, 03 Mar 2016 18:43:52 +0000  NEW FACES

Ocean Communities Federal Credit Union hired three employees for its team.
Stephanie Hatch was hired as a teller at the Kennebunk branch. Taylor Williams and Kristine Bernier were hired as call center representatives for the credit union’s Sanford branch.

812047_669751-Heather-Willey-Touss   Heather Willey-Toussaint, of Minot, joined TD Bank as branch manager in Portland.
Prior to joining TD Bank, Willey-Toussaint served as Tri-branded branch manager at Enterprise Holdings at the Portland International Jetport.




Chris Byrne joined Norton Financial Services as Internet technology manager.
Byrne, of Cumberland, comes to Norton with a strong IT background as founder and president of Cogent Information Systems / for 14 years. He was previously with Commonwealth Financial Network as manager of field technology.



812047_669751-Ruth-DunbarBar Harbor Bank & Trust has hired Ruth Dunbar as vice president, trust officer and John Testa as vice president, trust investment officer to Bar Harbor Trust Services. Dunbar, of Holden, began her career in banking in 1987. She previously served as senior vice president, senior fiduciary officer at People’s United Bank since 2013.
Testa has over 10 years of investment experience812047_669751-John-Testa managing endowments and foundation funds. In 2010, he joined Morgan Stanley in Hartford, Connecticut, as a registered associate.





The following people were hired at Baker Newman Noyes.
Gilda Bryand, of Portland, was hired as an administrative assistant in the tax practice. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human services from the University of Rhode Island.
Jordan Emery, of Skowhegan, joined as a staff member in the tax practice. Emery completed accounting courses at the University of Maine.
Jacqueline Guerin, of Sanford, was hired as a paraprofessional in the tax practice. Guerin attends York County Community College working toward her degree in business.
Diane Kandilakis was hired as a consultant in the healthcare consulting practice.
Kristie Krouse joined as an administrative assistant in the operations department. Krouse serves as treasurer for the Gorham Cooperative Preschool and a board volunteer for the Southern Maine Youth Hockey Association.
Lauren O’Neil was hired as an administrative assistant in the tax practice.
Roshay Reddy, of Boston, was hired as a senior in the tax practice. Reddy earned a master’s degree in accounting in 2009 from Vanderbilt University.
Nicole Shaffer, of Gorham, was hired as a proposal coordinator in the marketing department. Shaffer earned her degree in advertising/public relations and history from Pennsylvania State University.


Baker Newman Noyes recently announced 13 promotions and eight new hires in its Portland office.
Adam Aucoin, Drew Blaney, Kelly Bristol, Dan Gayer and Remy Vazquez were promoted to managers in the firm’s tax practice.
Aucoin, of Buxton, joined the firm in 2012.
Blaney, of Boothbay Harbor, earned a master’s degree in taxation from Bentley University.
Bristol, of Skowhegan, earned a master’s degree in business administration from Thomas College.
Gayer, of Cape Elizabeth, specializes in closely-held businesses, with a focus on complex federal and state tax issues.
Vazquez, of Lake Worth, Florida, is a member of the firm’s estate and gift tax practice. Vazquez specializes in income and estate tax planning and compliance.
Pamela Cook was promoted to senior manager in the health-care consulting practice. Cook specializes in reimbursement services for hospitals, rural health clinics and physician groups.
Tiffany Edwards was promoted to senior manager in the audit practice. Edwards specializes in the commercial and hospitality industries, as well as employee benefit plan clients.
Courtney Francis, of Caribou, was promoted to senior in the tax practice. Francis joined the firm in October 2014.
Josie Hajdysz was promoted to senior accounting coordinator in the finance department.
Greg Knight, of Portland, was promoted to senior in the health-care consulting practice. Knight specializes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for hospitals.
Josh Lapierre, of Freeport, was promoted to senior manager in the tax practice. Lapierre has been with the firm since 2010, having previously interned at BNN in 2009.
Stephanie Richio and Dianne Rodrigue were promoted to managers in the firm’s health-care consulting practice.
Richio, of Cape Elizabeth, specializes in reimbursement services for hospitals, rural health clinics and physicians’ groups. She has been with the firm since 2008.
Rodrigue specializes in medical chart auditing, clinical documentation improvement and provider education.

812047_669751-Leah-PunchLeah Punch was promoted to loan servicer at Community Credit Union.
Punch was previously the new accounts member representative. She attended Central Maine Community College, New England College of Business and has completed Certified Teller Training.


812047_669751-Laurie-PelletierLaurie Pelletier was promoted to vice president of lending at Community Credit Union. She previously worked as vice president of branch operations.





Ashley Ward was named asset quality representative at Community Credit Union. Ward, of Sabattus, previously worked as a member representative.

Bath Savings Institution promoted two bank officers to senior vice presidents.
Theresa Hodge, of Topsham, was named senior vice president and senior commercial lender. She has worked for Bath Savings for more than 12 years.
Julie Wagoner, of Yarmouth, was promoted to senior vice president – community development and commercial lending. Wagoner has been with Bath Savings for 15 years.

Brian Ballute

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution promoted Brian Ballute and Stephanie Paquet to vice presidents and DeAnn Lewis to assistant vice president.
Ballute, of Saco, joined SBSI in 2012 as an assistant treasurer. Ballute previously served as a senior associate auditor at KMPG in Boston.


812047_669751-Stephanie-PaquetPaquet, of Saco, was hired in 2009 as a retail
retirement program manager. She recently held the position of deposit support manager. She previously worked for Bangor Savings and Pepperell Bank & Trust.




812047_669751-DeAnn-Lewis-2016Lewis, of South Portland, joined SBSI in February 2015 as a general bank auditor. She previously worked as an audit analyst with Iberdrola USA and brings more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry.




812047_669751-Cote-BerniceFranklin Savings Bank has promoted Bernice Cote to assistant vice president for customer service.
Cote, of Wilton, has been a customer service officer since 2013 and also oversees the bank teller training program.




Androscoggin Bank’s MainStreet Foundation named Lacey Gammon and Dennis Lajoie to its board of directors.
Gammon, of Andover, is a loan operations representative at Androscoggin Bank.
Lajoie, of Hebron, is the vice president of economic development and housing at Community Concepts Inc.

Ryan Hale, an adviser with Kennebunk Investment Services, was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 50 Bank and Credit Union Advisors for 2015 by Bank Investment Consultant. Hale lives in Kittery.

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New hires across Maine Thu, 03 Mar 2016 18:30:33 +0000 NEW HIRES

812060_741222-Michelle-WhitneyMichelle Whitney joined Huffard House, a boutique interior design firm in South Portland.
She is in charge of the company’s new Home Staging services. She is a certified home stager and redesigner. She previously worked at Diversified Communications, as well as created and owned Maisey Mae Designs.



741222 Paul_Wainman_HancockHancock Lumber has hired chief financial officer Paul Wainman.
Wainman, of Kennebunkport, has extensive experience in both finance and management with market leading brands, including Hallmark/William Arthur and Kleinfeld Paper.


741222 Annie cambridgeAnnie Cambridge has joined the University of Maine Alumni Association as its director of alumni programs.
Cambridge graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism in 2011. Most recently, she served as the membership and convention sales coordinator for the Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau.

741222 Jill fioreJill Fiore also joined UMaine’s Alumni Association as its new director of strategic engagement. Fiore recently served as Husson University’s director of marketing.



Mainestream Media’s WHTP-Hot 104.7 has hired Samantha Sylvia as its new promotion director.
Sylvia was previously at WWKX (Hot 106) in Providence and WRDW (Wired 96.5) in Philadelphia.

741222 Kathy Kelly PhotoDaymark Energy Advisors has hired Kathleen Kelly as principal consultant and vice president of consulting operations.
Kelly spent 18 years with Lummus Consultants International, formerly called Stone & Webster Management Consultants, as director and practice leader of the utility management and planning practice.

SailMaine has hired Charlotte Kinkade as program director.
Kinkade grew up in SailMaine programming and has been involved with the organization for over a decade. She brings several years of project management experience in the private sector, a background in sailboat racing and dingy coaching.

The following people joined Diversified Communications:
Arien Chason joined as a member services and marketing administrator. Chason previously worked with Genesan/COR in Gorham.
Pooja Desai joined as a web support/ QA Technician. Desai previously worked for Kohl’s in Westbrook.

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Baker Newman Noyes promotes 13 and hires eight in Maine Mon, 29 Feb 2016 22:14:08 +0000 Baker Newman Noyes recently announced 13 promotions and eight new hires in its Portland office.

Adam Aucoin, Drew Blaney, Kelly Bristol, Dan Gayer and Remy Vazquez were promoted to managers in the firm’s tax practice.

Aucoin, of Buxton, joined the firm in 2012.

Blaney, of Boothbay Harbor, earned a master’s degree in taxation from Bentley University.

Bristol, of Skowhegan, earned a master’s degree in business administration from Thomas College.

Gayer, of Cape Elizabeth, specializes in closely-held businesses, with a focus on complex federal and state tax issues.

Vazquez, of Lake Worth, Florida, is a member of the firm’s estate and gift tax practice. Vazquez specializes in income and estate tax planning and compliance.

Pamela Cook was promoted to senior manager in the health care consulting practice. Cook specializes in reimbursement services for hospitals, rural health clinics and physician groups.

Tiffany Edwards was promoted to senior manager in the audit practice. Edwards specializes in the commercial and hospitality industries, as well as employee benefit plan clients.

Courtney Francis, of Caribou, was promoted to senior in the tax practice. Francis joined the firm in October 2014.

Josie Hajdysz was promoted to senior accounting coordinator in the finance department.

Greg Knight, of Portland, was promoted to senior in the health care consulting practice. Knight specializes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for hospitals.

Josh Lapierre, of Freeport, was promoted to senior manager in the tax practice. Lapierre has been with the firm since 2010, having previously interned at BNN in 2009.

Stephanie Richio and Dianne Rodrigue were promoted to managers in the firm’s health care consulting practice.

Richio, of Cape Elizabeth, specializes in reimbursement services for hospitals, rural health clinics and physicians’ groups. She has been with the firm since 2008.

Rodrigue specializes in medical chart auditing, clinical documentation improvement and provider education.

The following people were hired at Baker Newman Noyes.

Gilda Bryand, of Portland, was hired as an administrative assistant in the tax practice. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human services from the University of Rhode Island.

Jordan Emery, of Skowhegan, joined as a staff member in the tax practice. Emery completed accounting courses at the University of Maine.

Jacqueline Guerin, of Sanford, was hired as a paraprofessional in the tax practice. Guerin is currently attending York County Community College working toward her degree in business.

Diane Kandilakis was hired as a consultant in the health care consulting practice.

Kristie Krouse joined as an administrative assistant in the operations department. Krouse serves as treasurer for the Gorham Cooperative Preschool and a board volunteer for the Southern Maine Youth Hockey Association.

Lauren O’Neil was hired as an administrative assistant in the tax practice.

Roshay Reddy, of Boston, was hired as a senior in the tax practice. Reddy earned a master’s degree in accounting in 2009 from Vanderbilt University.

Nicole Shaffer, of Gorham, was hired as a proposal coordinator in the marketing department. Shaffer earned her bachelor’s degree in advertising/public relations and history from Pennsylvania State University, where she served as a legislative fellow for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Judiciary Committee.

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New hires and promotions across Maine Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:08:56 +0000 NEW HIRES
806279_181994-Brian-KenneyBrian Kenney joined Piper Shores as its new facilities director.
Kenney is the former facilities manager for Windham Schools and Idexx Laboratories. He will oversee a staff of nine on the 138-acre campus, which consists of two main buildings and administrative offices, over 160 residences and cottages, a wood shop and a maintenance building.

806279_181994-Katherine-E.-DrakeKatherine Drake has joined the team at Dawson, Smith, Purvis & Bassett.
Drake, of Portland, graduated in December of 2015 from the University of Maine with a degree in accounting. She completed an audit internship with another local accounting firm and joined the Dawson, Smith, Purvis & Bassett team upon graduation.

J&J Mercier Enterprises has hired Leslie Gary to manage The Lobster Cooker restaurant. She has years of experience in the food service industry.
Eric Murphy will take over the duties as manager of the Freeport Café.

Verrill Dana has hired Kelly Donahue to the firm’s intellectual property group in Portland.
Donahue was previously an associate at Locke Lord in Boston.

Baker Newman Noyes has hired 12 interns for its Portland office in preparation for tax season.
The following students will intern at the firm during the spring 2016 semester:
Jennifer Day, of West Gardiner; Addison Dunn, of Dayton; and Mikenzi Merrill, of Waterford; who all attend Thomas College.
Also joining the firm as interns are Katrina Lyons, of Cornville; Andrew Perkins, of Somersworth, New Hampshire; Benjamin Staples, of Rockland; Dylan Wetmore, of Madawaska; and Megan Wittine, of Corinth; who each attend Husson University.
Other interns include Danielle Hansen, of Portland, and Wren Saunders, of Gorham, students at the University of Maine School of Law; Nathaniel Marcet, of Gorham, a student at the University of Southern Maine; and Alexia Pappas, of Cape Elizabeth, who attends McGill University.

806279_181994-Conrad-BirkettConrad Birkett joined Norton Insurance Agency as a commercial lines assistant.
Birkett, of Portland, is a 2014 graduate of Endicott College. He previously worked for J.H. Birkett CPA, PA in Brunswick.


Emily Paul

Broadreach Public Relations has hired Emily Paul as a public relations specialist.
Paul joins Broadreach from Weber Shandwick in Chicago, Illinois.



Hospice of Southern Maine has hired Shannon Barnicle, RN, as the house manager of Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.
Barnicle was formerly the clinical director of operations for Sentry at Home Comprehensive Home Care in York. She lives in South Berwick.

806279_181994-Emma-CarmodyGawron Turgeon Architects has hired Emma Carmody to join its interiors team.
Carmody is a recent graduate of the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University. She was a recipient of the Suffolk University BFA Interior Design GPA and Portfolio Award among other academic accolades.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland has hired Molly Brake as director of family services.
Brake previously worked as the director of operations and administration at The Progress Center in Norway. Prior to that she was the director of finance and human resources for the town of Naples.

Bristol Seafood has promoted Peter Handy to president and chief executive officer.
Handy previously served as vice president of business development.

Outgoing CEO Darrell Pardy will stay on board as senior vice president of sales. Both founders, Pardy and Ray Swenton continue to be shareholders and serve on the board of directors, with Swenton as chairman.
Also promoted was Brian Pomerleau to senior vice president of operations.

Michael Geneseo

Broadreach Public Relations promoted Michael Geneseo to senior account executive.
Geneseo, of South Portland, works with clients in professional services, health care and technology sectors. He joined the firm in 2013 and was most recently an account executive.


J&J Mercier Enterprises has expanded to a third business, The Lobster Cooker and Sports Pub, on 39 Main St. in Freeport.
With this move, J&J Mercier Enterprises has promoted Jeffrey Mercier to chief executive officer. Mercier will continue his position as chief financial officer.
Amy Gilles was also promoted to general manager of both the Freeport Café and The Lobster Cooker.

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Law firms announce hires, promotions and awards Fri, 19 Feb 2016 21:00:00 +0000 NEW HIRES

 Julia Greenleaf Pitney joined Drummond Woodsum’s bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights practice group.

Pitney will be based in the firm’s Portland office. Her practice will focus on bankruptcy matters and debtor and creditor litigation. She previously spent 10 years practicing in Lewiston and Portland.

• Douglas Britton joined Verrill Dana’s real estate group in Portland.

He was previously a partner at Drummond & Drummond, LLP, where he started his practice in 1998.

 Bernstein Shur has hired John Moran to the firm’s business law practice group in Portland.

Moran was previously a business associate at a Portland law firm. He also served as a legal extern with both the Maine District Courts and the Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maine.


• Curtis Thaxter LLC has admitted Amy Devin as a member of the firm.

Devin practices in the areas of real estate, commercial and corporate law, with a particular focus on affordable housing and community redevelopment.

 John Aromando, an attorney at Pierce Atwood, was named chair of its litigation practice group. Aromando succeeds David Barry, who will become the firm’s managing partner.

Aromando has been a partner since 1993 and a trial lawyer for more than 30 years. His practice focuses on defending businesses and individuals in complex litigation, for clients in industries as diverse as financial services, energy, pulp and paper, manufacturing, insurance, and professional services. He has tried cases in both state and federal court, and argued appeals before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

 Bernstein Shur recently elected Eben Albert and Steven Gerlach as shareholders.

Albert is a member of the firm’s business, litigation and dispute resolution and technology, outsourcing and data security practice groups.

Gerlach is a member of the firm’s labor and employment and business law practice groups.


• Gerald Petruccelli, Michael Martin, James Haddow and Bruce McGlauflin, partners at Petruccelli, Martin & Haddow, LLP in Portland were named for inclusion in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Petruccelli was recognized in several areas of practice, including appellate practice, arbitration, commercial litigation, litigation – construction, litigation – mergers and acquisitions, litigation – regulatory enforcement, mediation and personal injury litigation.

Martin was recognized for his work in commercial litigation and insurance law; Haddow for litigation – municipal and municipal law; and McGlauflin for corporate law.

 The American Camp Association recognized Jack Erler of Portland with its Special Recognition Award

Erler is an attorney at Curtis Thaxter LLC. He was recognized for his efforts to promote camp on a national level.

 The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys recently published its list of nationally ranked criminal defense attorneys.

The following attorneys from Maine made the list: Edmund Folsom, of Biddeford; Jay McCloskey, of Bangor; Leonard Sharon, of Auburn; Richard Hartley, of Bangor; Sarah Churchill, of Saco; Scott Gardner, of Biddeford; Wayne Foote, of Bangor; and William Bly, of Biddeford.

 Skelton Taintor & Abbott announced that attorney Stephen Wade was named to the 2016 Best Lawyers in America list.

Wade was also singled out to receive the “Lawyer of the Year” award in the area of product liability litigation.

 Maine Equal Justice Partners honored Augusta attorney Charles Dingman with its Pro Bono Equal Justice Hero Award.

Dingman, of Leeds, is a partner at PretiFlaherty in Augusta. He serves on MEJP’s Board of Directors and is a past chair of the Campaign for Justice. He also is a member of the board of the Justice Action Group and frequently serves as moderator of town meetings in Androscoggin County.


• The European Union Office in Kosovo extended the appointment of Michael Cunniff as a senior short term expert in a mission supporting the Kosovo Judicial Council and the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council.

Cunniff is a trial lawyer at the law firm of McCloskey, Mina & Cunniff, LLC in Portland and a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland. He has been involved since 2011 in international rule of law missions sponsored by the United States and the European Union in the Balkans. Currently, he is advising the councils on strategic planning and operational matters, as well as their efforts to evaluate and discipline judges and prosecutors.

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On the Move Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:17:56 +0000 NEW HIRES

n Dr. Lisa Keiski joined the staff at Bath Family Medicine, a Central Maine Medical Group practice.

She began her career at Massabesic Regional Medical Center in Waterboro, serving as an attending physician from 2005 to 2012. In 2007, she joined the University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, where she served as an attending physician and medical director until 2015.

n Gentiva Home Health in Sanford has hired Dr. Philip Abraham as its new medical director.

He has worked as a private practice internist since 2003. His practice is at 25A June St., Suite 111, in Sanford.

n Kim Morrison joined Health Affiliates Maine as a licensed master social worker.

She will work in the Lewiston-Auburn and Augusta areas providing therapy for young adults, couples and the immigrant-refugee population.

n Dr. Joseph Vitterito II joined The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center as neonatology division director and medical director of its neonatal intensive care unit.

Vitterito has been a member of the MMC Division of Neonatology for the past seven years.

n Dr. Robert Galler joined the surgical practice at Maine Spine Surgery at Mercy.

Galler comes to Mercy from the Stony Brook Medicines Department of Neurosurgery in Stony Brook, N.Y. He brings more than 15 years of experience in spine surgery.

n Spectrum Medical Group has hired Ann Robinson as chief legal counsel and director of government affairs.

Most recently, she was a partner at Preti Flaherty, where she served as chair of the firm’s government affairs practice group for over a decade. She was also a member of the firm’s management committee.

n Maine Medical Center named Dr. Isabella Stumpf as the division director for palliative medicine.

She serves as the director for palliative care at MaineHealth and has held a per diem faculty position at Massachusetts General Hospital since 2014. She currently serves as the chair of Maine Medical Center’s Clinical Ethics Committee.


n Dr. Mary Harkins Becker was named fellowship director of Maine Medical Center’s Palliative Medicine Division.

She first joined the hospital as an attending physician in emergency medicine, and later served as associate residency director in the emergency department. She has experience at the health systems level, serving as the director of cardiovascular health for MaineHealth.


n Maria-Ausilia Evans, a pharmacist at Franklin Memorial Hospital, was elected to the 11-member board of directors of the Maine Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

She is the Region 2 director representing Androscoggin, Franklin, Oxford and Sagadahoc counties. She has been a member of the nonprofit organization since 2009.


n Mount Desert Island Hospital was named to the 2015 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Hospital Honor Roll.

Harvard Pilgrim reviewed hospital performance in four categories: cardiac care, health care associated infection, pneumonia care and surgical care improvement. The results measured the quality of these processes of care and included surveys evaluating patient experience.

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Portland Water District, March of Dimes, Kids First Center announce board appointments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:08:00 +0000 Kenneth Levinsky was re-elected to the board of trustees of the Portland Water District, representing Portland for a five-year term. Levinsky ran unopposed.
Also elected was Joseph Siviski, a trustee of the water district, representing South Portland and the town of Cape Elizabeth for a five-year term. Siviski also ran unopposed.

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development welcomed two new members to its board of directors: Jennifer Bush, chief operating officer for HistoryIT; and Brett Austin, president of Kepware Technologies.

97400 Zander AbbottMarch of Dimes has announced that Zander Abbott, vice president of the Women and Children Service Line at Maine Medical Center, was named chair for the March for Babies to be held May 1.
This year’s goal is to raise $30,000 as part of the overall goal of $160,000 on behalf of the organization’s mission to help reduce the premature birth rate and improve the health of babies.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland announced new officers for its board of directors:
John Shumadine of Murray, Plumb & Murray will serve as the board president.
Peter Tousignant of TD Bank will serve as vice president; Julie Ray of Perkins Thompson is secretary; and Jeremy Handlon of Dawson, Smith, Purvis and Bassett is treasurer.

Friends of Midcoast Maine elected three new board members to its board of trustees for three-year terms:


Valli Geiger of Rockland is a member of the City Council.





97400 Peter GrossPeter Gross of Camden is a Maine-licensed architect in Camden and owns Peter Gross Architects.




97400Ben LongBenjamin Long of Bowdoinham owns Essential Grant Writing, a freelance grant writing and management service he founded in 2005.




The Kids First Center appointed the following to its board of directors:
Kimberly Kump was appointed chairperson. She has been a board member since 2007.
Ellie Chatto is a certified fraud examiner with extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations.
Also appointed was Dana Prescott, an attorney who practices at Prescott Jamieson Murphy Law Group, who also has a doctorate in social work.

Day One in South Portland elected the following officers to its board of directors:

Dennis Carrillo

Dennis Carrillo

L. Dennis Carrillo, an attorney at the law offices of Doyle & Nelson, was named president of the board.





 Douglas Cranshaw

Douglas Cranshaw

Douglas Cranshaw, a retired professional, was named vice-president.





97400 Zander AbbottZander Abbott, vice president of the Women & Children Service Line at Maine Medical Center, was named treasurer.




97400 David MountDavid Mount, a retired professional, was named secretary.

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Bath hardware store announces sale to Rocky’s Ace Hardware Mon, 01 Feb 2016 22:23:34 +0000 97400 Rogers Ace owners; Gayle and John Hichborn congratulate the Falcone family, the new business owners.John Hichborn, of Rogers Ace Hardware in Bath, has sold the family-owned and operated business to Rocky’s Ace Hardware of Springfield, Massachusetts.
Rogers Ace Hardware has been servicing the MidCoast region for over 140 years. The business was established in 1872 and has operated at its current location, 55 Congress Ave. in Bath, since 1985. Hichborn and the Rogers family have owned and run the business for four generations.
Rocky’s Ace Hardware is also a family-owned and operated business. A press release about the sale says “there will be no interruption or change in the quality level of service. The familiar faces will remain on staff.”
Rocky’s currently operates stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and now Maine.

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New hires at Business Lending Solutions, promotions at Baker Newman Noyes and Runyon Kersteen Ouellette Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:59:08 +0000 NEW HIRES
Business Lending Solutions has hired Al Moroney as loan officer in Midcoast Maine, and welcomed back Will Hatt as senior vice president and chief operating officer.

791543_65317-Al-MoroneyMoroney has more than 30 years of banking and lending experience. He was previously a senior loan officer at Coastal Enterprises Inc.




Will Hatt 1200x1800Hatt has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He was most recently the senior vice president and senior commercial lender at Skowhegan Savings Bank.



791543_65317-Wheeler_JeffBaker Newman Noyes has elected Jeffrey Wheeler, CPA, as director of audit, effective Jan. 1.
Wheeler, a principal in BNN’s Manchester office, joined the firm nearly 14 years ago. He specializes in family businesses, private equity and venture-backed entities in the manufacturing, distribution, technology and service sectors.


Amy Chasse and Jeffrey Raab joined the partner group of Runyon Kersteen Ouellette.
791558_65317-Amy-ChasseChasse has worked at RKO for 14 years. She specializes in the tax and commercial side of the firm’s practice. She also assists the municipal department through her work with various cities, towns and school districts.



791558_65317-Jeffrey-RaabRaab joined RKO in 2011 with 13 years of experience from two different New Hampshire-based firms. He also specialized in the tax and commercial side of the firm’s practice. He has assisted with several of the firm’s nonprofit audits and employee benefit plan tax filings.



The firm also promoted the following employees in its South Portland office: Josh Kochis to supervisor; Lauren Dunn to senior accountant; Chris Healey and Jess Woods to in-charge accountants; and Eben Bradley, Nicole Favreau, Megan Story and Kate Wypyski to staff accountants.

Josh Kochis

Josh Kochis

Lauren Dunn

Lauren Dunn

Chris Healey

Chris Healey

Jessica Woods

Jessica Woods






Eben Bradley

Eben Bradley

Nicole Favreau

Nicole Favreau






Megan Story

Megan Story

Kate Wypyski

Kate Wypyski







791543_65317-Allison-V.-BishopAllison Bishop, CPA, has started a financial coaching business in Portland.
Bishop helps clients organize their personal finances and align their financial decisions with their goals. She brings 18 years of experience as a certified public accountant.

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Sotheby’s hires 3 vice presidents; other real estate news Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:04:58 +0000 NEW HIRES
790255_609580-Linda-MacDonaldLinda MacDonald, Elise Kiely and Mary Libby have joined Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in Portland as a senior vice presidents.
MacDonald, of Falmouth, has practiced real estate in Maine for more than a decade.


Kiely, of Falmouth, was a successful litigator in Washington, D.C., and Maine for 10 years. She started developing and investing in real estate, which eventually led to a high-end real estate brokerage practice.
790255_609580-Mary-LibbyBWLibby, of Cape Elizabeth, has practiced real estate in Maine for more than a decade. She has consistently been one of the top performing agents in Greater Portland with a focus on high-value properties and the coastal communities in Cumberland County.



Legacy Properties also welcomed Mary Jean Labbe to its brokerage team in York County.
Labbe, of Kittery Point, brings extensive experience with the Sotheby’s brand, luxury residential properties and global marketing venues.

790255_609580-Lucy-FlightTown and Shore Associates has hired Lucy Flight as an associate broker/owner.




Edie Fontaine

Edie Fontaine

Portside Real Estate Group has hired Edie Fontaine and Maureen Zemrak.
They brings more than 15 years of experience and consistently rank among the top in the industry.




Maureen Zemrak

Maureen Zemrak






The Manchester Team of Keller Williams Realty was recently recognized for being first in listings sold units in the New England Region for 2015.
The real estate team helped 166 families buy and sell homes in 2015 and is on track to surpass that number this year.

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GrowSmart Maine announces staff changes, board appointments Thu, 21 Jan 2016 23:09:56 +0000 GrowSmart Maine, a Portland nonprofit that works to build a more sustainable future for Maine, has hired Janet Sawyer as business development director and promoted Andrew Zarro to community engagement director.
788068_609580-Janet-SawyerSawyer, of Dover-Foxcroft, previously worked as business development director for Piscataquis County Economic Development Council. She also owned her own business and managed outside sales for a Maine-based office products distributor.


609580 Andrew ZarroZarro, of Portland, was previously the development director of GrowSmart Maine. He previously led several small nonprofits working on a range of missions including as executive director of a criminal justice policy reform organization and as executive director of a Boston Main Streets District in Jamaica Plain.


GrowSmart Maine also elected Rachel Bouvier, Ph.D. and The Hon. Ted Koffman to their board of directors.
788068_609580-Rachel-BouvierBouvier is founder and principal of rbouvier consulting, a private consulting firm specializing in socio-economic analysis, market and economic research, statistical analysis and community economic development.


Ted Koffman

Koffman, who served as Maine Audubon’s executive director from 2009-2014, previously worked as an administrator at College of the Atlantic for 33 years.

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Businesses fill top posts Wed, 20 Jan 2016 22:50:50 +0000 NEW HIRES
786868_871595-Adam-ShepherdRippleffect has re-hired Adam Shepherd as its executive director.
Shepherd joined Rippleffect as director of advancement and adult programs in 2013. He later left the organization to become co-founder of Brown & Shepherd Nonprofit Consulting.



Live and Work in Maine has hired its first employee, Nate Wildes, as engagement director.
Wildes, of Harpswell, was previously an independent consultant focusing on startups, business development and e-commerce. Prior to that, he served as assistant brand manager at Eureka.

786868_871595-Heath-WeatherbeeSunday River Resort in Maine has hired Heath Weatherbee as its new director of group service within its conference and wedding department.
Weatherbee brings over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry to Sunday River\. Weatherbee spent the past six months backpacking across Asia.


786868_871595-kristen-wellsAroostook Aspirations Initiative promoted Kristen Wells to serve as executive director.
Wells, of Hodgdon, joined the organization in April of 2015 as director of advancement. In August, she was named interim executive director.



786868_871595-Dr.-Lisa-LarsonThe Board of Trustees of the Maine Community College System has appointed Lisa Larson as president of Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor.
Larson, vice president for academic and student affairs at Hennepin Technical College in Minnesota, will assume her new post this spring.
Larson brings more than 20 years of community and technical college experience to EMCC. From 2013 to 2015, she served as interim president of North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. She was selected from a field of 30 candidates following a national search. She will succeed Lawrence Barrett who left EMCC this past summer to become president of Florida Gateway College.

786868_871595-Renee-KellyRenee Kelly, director of economic development initiatives for the University of Maine, was elected director of The First Bancorp and its banking subsidiary, The First, N.A.
Kelly joined the University of Maine in 1997 and serves as a liaison to the state’s economic development community and identify opportunities for the university to partner with national, state, regional and local organizations to improve Maine’s economy.

Ellen Russell joined the American Cancer Society as senior director for Relay For Life for Maine, New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.
Russell, of Cape Elizabeth, brings over 25 years of nonprofit leadership and partnership experience to the organization. She was formerly with the American Red Cross Blood Services.

Steve Lovejoy, a business adviser for Maine Small Business Development Centers, was recently named center director at its Portland office.
Lovejoy has been a business adviser with the Maine SBDC for over four years, most recently serving the York County area. He brings more than 20 years of experience in banking and finance.

786868_871595-carol-holtCarol Holt joined the Salvation Army of Northern New England as director of donor relations.
Holt brings a background in fundraising, communication and customer service skills. She has 11 years of marketing and professional development and fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector.

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Awards and recognitions for Maine businesspeople Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:57:09 +0000 Fluid Imaging Technologies was named a winner in the laboratory equipment category in Algae Industry Magazine’s 2015 International Reader’s Poll.
The Scarborough-based company was recognized for its FlowCam dynamic imaging particle analyzer technology.

121955 Dan Libby Dan Libby, plant operator at the Camden and Rockland Division of Maine Water Co., recently graduated from the Management Candidate School, a program that prepares drinking water and wastewater personnel for career advancement in utility management.
Libby and 16 other water and wastewater professionals attended this yearlong program to enhance their skills in personnel management, supervisory skills, labor relations, budgeting and engineering basics.

The New England Board of Higher Education will honor Cianbro and the University of Maine at Presque Isle with excellence awards during a ceremony in March.
Cianbro will be recognized with a Business Contribution to Higher Education Award. Cianbro has partnered with various higher education institutions including Eastern Maine Community College, Husson University, Kennebec Valley Community College, St. Joseph’s College and the University of Maine at Augusta. Through these partnerships, Cianbro employees can pursue degree programs through seamless pathways and receive customized training opportunities.
The personalized learning program at University of Maine at Presque Isle will receive a Maine State Merit Award. The program offers a personalized approach to delivering instruction and assessing student learning.

121955 Jeff MonroeCapt. Jeffrey Monroe, director of education and training for the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives, was awarded the Meritorious Public Service Award and Medal by the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Monroe was presented the award at his final meeting as chairman of the secretary of Homeland Security’s National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. He was recognized for “notable services that have assisted greatly in furthering the aims and functions of the U.S. Coast Guard.”

The American Institute of Architects Maine Committee on the Environment recognized Harriman with a special citation for historic adaption for its work on the renovation and addition at Good Will-Hinckley Moody School.
The school was constructed in the early 1900s and designed by the architectural firm of William R. Miller of Lewiston, replacing an earlier structure destroyed by fire.
The building is designed to an energy usage level approximately 30 percent less than a conventional building. This is achieved through the use of energy-efficient mechanical and lighting systems.

121955 Kim Carignan Kim Carignan of the Maine Real Estate Network was awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation by the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors.
Carignan joins a specialized group of only 1 percent of real estate professionals in North America who have earned the designation.


Landry/French Construction Co. was named as the 2015 fastest growing company in Maine in the medium company category by Mainebiz.
The firm was one of three finalists selected in the mid-sized category with 26 to 74 employees.

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Barnes recertified Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:04:41 +0000 Robert N. Barnes, a funeral director at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home in Portland for over 40 years, was recertified with the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

Barnes, vice president of the funeral home, has been a member in good standing with the academy, and has been honored for his dedication to continuing education for over 37 years.

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Biddeford gear maker wins award Fri, 15 Jan 2016 17:49:51 +0000 Hyperlite Mountain Gear, a manufacturer of ultra-lightweight outdoor equipment, was named the overall winner of the fourth-annual American Made Outdoor Gear Award.

The Biddeford-based company makes ultralight packs, shelters and accessories using Dyneema Cuben fiber in Biddeford’s Pepperell Mill.

Over the past four years, the awards program has received 290 entries from domestic manufacturers. Past overall winners have included Liberty Bottleworks, Benchmade Knives and Sterling Rope.

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Maine businesses announce new hires, promotions Wed, 13 Jan 2016 20:44:29 +0000 NEW HIRES

782768_899241-Megan-CrowderMegan Crowder joined Nancy Marshall Communications as an account coordinator.
Crowder, formerly of Michigan, will work on social media campaigns and strategies for the firm’s clients. She lives in Gardiner.


782768_899241-Jason-SulhamBroadreach Public Relations has hired Jason Sulham as a senior strategist.
Prior to joining Broadreach, Sulham founded North Public Affairs and has directed projects for a diverse list of clients that include corporations and nonprofit organizations, as well as numerous federal, state and local electoral campaigns and issue advocacy initiatives. He lives in Cumberland.

782768_899241-John-CharlesMarket Decisions Research in Portland has hired John Charles as a research assistant.
Charles will be aiding the senior research staff in getting scientific truths from raw data and drawing meaningful inferences about populations’ parameters. In 2014, he won the outstanding student in statistics award at the University of Southern Maine. Currently, he is enrolled in the master’s program in statistics at USM.

782768_899241-E.J.-FechendaE.J. Fechenda joined the Portland Press Herald’s advertising team as lead generation, sales.
Fechenda brings several years of experience in media advertising and marketing both in digital and print. She was previously an advertising sales manager for the Verde Valley Newspapers in Arizona, marketing manager for Axon Design and Marketing in Portland, and held roles as a sales manager and audience data manager at HIMSS Media.

782768_899241-Krissy-WilliamsonKristina Williamson has joined the on-air lineup for Mainestream Media’s WHTP-Hot 104.7
Williamson be on air from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. She was previously at 103.3 Amp Radio in Boston. She also worked at Kiss 108 and Jam’n 94.5 in Boston as well as Fun 107 in New Bedford.


Ryan Deelon, program director for Hot 104.7, is now hosting the morning show where he’s joined by mid-day host Hayley Smith-Rose from 5 to 10 a.m.

782768_899241-monica-sandersMonica Sanders was hired as senior vice president, operations and planning of United Way of Greater Portland.
Sanders has held leadership positions at Siemens, 3M Health Information Systems, Health Dialog and Humana.


782768_899241-Fiona-RobinsonUnited Way of York County recently hired Fiona Robinson as manager of communications and donor development.
Robinson is responsible for overseeing all facets of United Way’s communications and marketing efforts, including print, digital, and social media. In addition, she will assist with enhancing current and building new donor relationships and connections. Most recently, she was the editor and associate publisher of SeaFood Business magazine for 17 years.

Krysta Lilly was hired as director of communications for The Maine Heritage Policy Center.
Lilly, of Arundel, previously worked with the National Rifle Association – Institute for Legislative Action. During her tenure, she fought for second amendment rights in over 25 states and was involved in the passage of Constitutional Carry in Maine and the defeat of the bear hunting referendum in 2015.

The Bowdoin International Music Festival has hired Casey Oakes as public relations and marketing coordinator.
Oakes brings a background in theater work, having previously worked at Cape May Stage in Cape May, New Jersey, and Gloucester Stage in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

782768_899241-Mark-NoyesMarket Decisions Research in Portland has promoted Mark Noyes to full-time research analyst.
Noyes joined the firm as a part-time employee in 2013. He taught the use of the research software, SPSS, at the University of Southern Maine.



Sea Bags promoted Laura Hnatow to vice president of marketing and e-commerce.
Hnatow joined Sea Bags in 2013. She previously worked in similar leadership roles at Cuddledown and L.L.Bean.

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Health care industry news Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:08:17 +0000 NEW HIRES
781462_139192-josephine-conteJosephine Conte, D.O., joined Central Maine Medical Center as a faculty member for its residency program.
Conte, a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, brings experience working as a personal trainer, a childbirth educator and wellness educator.


781462_139192-thomas-hokeThomas Hoke, M.D., joined the staff at Central Maine Sports Medicine, a Central Maine Medical Group practice in Lewiston.
Hoke recently completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He serves as team physician for both the Lewiston/Auburn Fighting Spirit juniors hockey team and Poland Regional High School.



Dr. Radis

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital hired Charles Radis, D.O., and David Engelbrecht, M.D., specialists in rheumatology. Both will see patients in the Mary Dow Center.
Radis previously practiced at Rheumatology Associates in Portland for 23 years. He recently retired from full-time practice, but continues to see patients in the Ellsworth region.


Dr. Engelbrecht

Dr. Engelbrecht

Dr. Engelbrecht previously practiced in New York for 25 years.





Spurwink has hired the following people:
781462_139192-Jessie-GrahamJessie Graham joined as lead speech language pathologist. Graham comes to Spurwink from Vermont, where she worked for 25 years providing speech/language and child development services.



781462_139192-Sharon-BolducSharon Bolduc joined Spurwink’s finance department in Portland as a billing clerk. Bolduc previously worked at BMS Practice Solutions in Saco.




781462_139192-Samantha-LeemanSamantha Leeman joined as a public school counselor in Sabattus and Litchfield Primary Schools. Leeman was previously the assistant director for children’s behavioral health services at Centro Las Americas in Massachusetts.



Three new physicians joined Maine Medical Partners.
781462_139192-Golden.Heidi_Heidi Golden, M.D., joined its endocrinology and diabetes center. Golden is fellowship-trained in endocrinology and will specialize in general endocrinology, diabetes, thyroid and parathyroid disease, osteoporosis, pituitary disease and adrenal disease.



Christine Kleinman

Christine Kleinman

Christine Kleinman, D.O., and Kathryn Brouillette, M.D.C.M, joined its hospital medicine department.
Kleinman will work at Maine Medical Center and Stephens Memorial Hospital, and teach for its family medicine program.
Brouillette completed her residency at MMC, where she is a clinical

Kathryn Brouillette

Kathryn Brouillette

associate with Tufts School of Medicine.





781462_139192-Finn_AlyAly Finn has joined the American Red Cross as its new disaster program specialist.
Finn joins the Maine team from the Florida Red Cross, where she was a community outreach and disaster education specialist.
Previously, she served as an assistant team leader with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, FEMA, in Sacramento, Calif.


781462_139192-Michael-Vinograd-M.Bridgton Pediatrics has hired Michael Vinograd, M.D., to join its Central Maine Medical Group practice at Bridgton Hospital.
Vinograd comes to Maine from Brooklyn, New York, where he spent the last three years completing his medical training at New York Methodist Hospital, also in Brooklyn.


781462_139192-Clarke-BaxterMaine Coast Memorial Hospital and Southwest Harbor Medical Center hired Clarke Baxter, M.D., as a primary care physician.
Baxter is relocating to Southwest Harbor from Cincinnati, Ohio, where he taught and practiced family medicine for several years before opening a private practice in 1994. In June of 2011, he associated his practice with the Mercy Health System.


781462_139192-Robin-FisherMount Desert Island Hospital has promoted Robin Fisher to director of medical imaging.
She joined the organization in 2013 as the CT/X-ray supervisor.




Two nurses at Maine Medical Center were recognized by the American Nursing Association – Maine.
781462_139192-Wiggins.Marge_Marjorie Wiggins, senior vice president of patient care services at MMC, received The President’s Award for being “instrumental in promoting professional nursing practice at MMC, Maine and nationally.”



781462_139192-Bachand_DeborahDeborah Bachand, a nursing director, was recognized with the Agnes Flaherty Leadership Award, which recognizes “a registered nurse leader who demonstrates leadership, courage and dedication in his or her interactions with patients and families, staff and coworkers, the profession and the community.”



781462_139192-Carol-BultCarol Bult, Ph.D., a cancer researcher at The Jackson Laboratory, was appointed to the Knowlton Family Chair, an endowed professorship newly established by Winthrop Knowlton, chairman emeritus of the laboratory’s board of trustees.
Bult, who joined the JAX faculty in 1999, has been a principal investigator in the Mouse Genome Informatics consortium, building the genetic and genomic databases. Bult is deputy director of the Laboratory’s National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, and scientific director of the PDX/Cancer Avatar program, leading the study of human tumors and their response to treatment on the platform of special, immune-deficient mice.

Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor was recognized for achieving the Gold Star Standard of Excellence from the Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network for its effort to create a tobacco-free environment and support tobacco-free lifestyles.

781462_139192-Steve-KelleySteve Kelley, a certified vision rehabilitation therapist, has received the Thomas Caulfield Award.
Kelley, a professional at The Iris Network in Maine, was recognized for sharing his expertise in access technology both statewide and nationally through speaking engagements, published articles and his website.


Hospice of Southern Maine elected the following new officers and board members to its board of directors.
Edward McGeachey III, president of Southern Maine Health Care, was named board chairman; Gayle Brazeau, Ph.D., professor and dean at University of New England, College of Pharmacy, was named vice-chair; Kevin Montminy, director of audit and compliance at MaineHealth, was elected treasurer; Maryanna Arsenault, a health care consultant, was named secretary; and Miriam Leonard, vice president of value improvement at MaineHealth, was named past board chair.
Elected to the board were Laurence Gross, executive director of Southern Maine Agency on Aging; Heidi Hanson, principal of HN Hansen and Co.; Angela Orr, owner and director of Good for All Pharmacy and independent distributor for Jeunesse Global; Adam Walker, funeral director and owner of Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Homes and Cremation Services; and Paul Wolf, president of Kennebunk Investment Service, who served as an interim director. All will serve a three-year term.

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Financial industry briefs Wed, 06 Jan 2016 23:12:48 +0000 NEW HIRES
778741_578098-Jennifer-Mirabile-1People’s United Bank has hired Jennifer Mirabile as senior vice president and wealth management adviser.
Mirabile brings more than 29 years of banking and wealth management experience at Key Private Bank.



Tom Manning, CEO, F.L. PutnamF.L. Putnam Investment Management Co. in Portland has appointed R. Thomas Manning Jr. as chief executive officer and president.
Manning succeeds John Carberry, the firm’s president, who is retiring after 15 years.
Manning has more than 25 years of experience in leadership positions in the investment management industry. Most recently, he was chief investment officer and a member of the executive committee at Boston Private Wealth LLC, the wealth management division of Boston Private Bank & Trust Co.

Danielle Gerber joined Macpage LLC as a marketing coordinator.
Gerber previously worked as an artist’s assistant and exhibition coordinator in southern Maine. She also works as a freelance artist, creating jewelry, sculptures and paintings out of her studio apartment in Portland.

Andrew Kalloch was also hired at Macpage LLC as an audit associate.
Kalloch, of South Portland, is a 2015 graduate of University of Southern Maine. He previously worked as a tax intern at a CPA firm in Portland.


Al Moroney

Business Lending Solutions has hired Al Moroney as loan officer in Midcoast Maine. Will Hatt also rejoined the firm as senior vice president and chief operating officer.
Moroney has more than 30 years of banking and lending experience. Previously, he was a senior loan officer at Coastal Enterprises Inc.
Hatt has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, he was senior vice president and senior commercial lender at Skowhegan Savings Bank.

Taylor Aisenson joined Cornerstone Financial Planning as the office manager.
Aisenson, of Gray, will work at the firm’s new Union Wharf location in Portland, where her responsibilities will include managing the payroll, accounting, tax preparation and some marketing functions. She previously worked for almost 10 years as an office manager for a family-owned business.

778741_578098-Dan-TiltonDan Tilton joined Skowhegan Savings Bank as senior vice president of sales and customer relations.
Tilton, of Detroit, joins the bank with over 18 years of sales management experience. In this role, he will oversee both the commercial and retail lending teams.
Most recently, he worked for Blackstream Creative, based out of McMinnville, Tennessee.

778741_578098-KS-Alyson-GraybillKennebunk Savings has hired Alyson Graybill as vice president, retail market manager for the York branches.
Graybill, of South Berwick, will be responsible for lending in the York market, overseeing the two York branch offices and the overall performance of those branches.


778741_578098-KS-Bill-DehaisWilliam Dehais also joined the organization as senior vice president, chief credit officer.
Dehais, of Cumberland, has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Most recently, he was director of residential mortgage and business banking credit administration.


 Norton Financial Services has hired Renée Greatorex as group benefits account specialist.
Greatorex previously served as account manager at Kilbride & Harris in South Portland.



778741_578098-Dennis-Wheelock-CropDennis Wheelock was named senior broker at Magnusson Balfour Commercial and Business Brokers.
Wheelock joined the firm in October of 2012 after owning and operating his own business, Dennis’ Pizza, for 30 years.



778741_578098-CNB_Elliott-BarryCamden National Bank announced the promotion of Elliott Barry to senior vice president, commercial banking officer in Portland.
Barry joined Camden National Bank in September 2012 as vice president, commercial banking officer in Portland.



778741_578098-Kandy-Moreau-InfinitInfinity Federal Credit Union has named Kandy Moreau the new chief lending officer.
Moreau, of Raymond, has been with IFCU since 2012, and has more than 42 years of experience in the financial services industry. Previously, she served as director of lending services.


Biddeford Savings promoted the following individuals on its staff.
778741_578098-ArsenaultAbi Arsenault was named manager of the bank’s branch on Main Street in Biddeford.
Arsenault, of Saco, has over seven years of experience with Biddeford Savings, most recently as assistant branch manager in Biddeford.



778741_578098-HebertRhonda Hebert was promoted to vice president and business banking officer at the Kennebunk branch.
Hebert, of Kennebunk, was formerly the branch manager and residential loan officer in Kennebunk. She has been a member of the Biddeford Savings team for over 14 years and has over 25 years of experience in banking.


778741_578098-BuzulchuckMarcus Buzulchuck, of Sanford, was named assistant vice president, branch manager and loan officer of the bank’s Kennebunk branch. He has been with the Kennebunk branch since the office opened in 2011.



778741_578098-ParisNaomme Paris was hired as assistant vice president, portfolio manager of the bank’s office located at 234 Main St. in Biddeford.
Paris, of Wells, brings to the bank over 20 years of banking experience, most recently as a credit analyst for People’s United Bank.



778741_578098-Pete-St.John_Katahdin Trust Co. recently promoted Peter St. John to executive vice president, commercial services.
St. John, of Winterville Plantation, has 35 years of banking experience. He joined Katahdin Trust in 1995 as vice president and senior commercial lender. In 1999, he was promoted to senior vice president, commercial services.


778741_578098-Heather-ClarkHeather Clark, assistant vice president, marketing officer at Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, has received her Certified Financial Marketing Professional certificate from the American Bankers Association.
Clark, of Gorham, joined SBSI in 2004 and has been in her current role since 2006.


Gorham Savings Bank recently recognized employees Laura Mingione and Samantha Croteau with the 2015 Gorham’s Greatest Customer Service Award.
Mingione is a data processing specialist at the bank’s operations center in Gorham. Croteau is an administrative assistant at the main office in Gorham.

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Carl Chatto takes lead at Baker Newman Noyes as managing principal Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:12:34 +0000 Baker Newman Noyes announced Monday that Carl Chatto has officially taken the lead as managing principal of the growing accounting firm.

Chatto has succeeded Eleanor “Ellie” Baker, managing principal and a founding member of the firm, who will work closely with Chatto over the next several months to ensure a smooth transition before retiring this summer.

Chatto will be based at the firm’s headquarters in Portland. He previously served as director of audit and currently provides audit and advisory services to a broad spectrum of clients. He is actively involved in several professional and community organizations, including the Maine Historical Society.

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Drummond Woodsum names 5 shareholders, launches new consulting business Mon, 04 Jan 2016 21:51:11 +0000 Drummond Woodsum named five new shareholders: Adrianne Fouts, Rodney Lake, Laurel McClead, Keriann Roman and Christopher Stevenson.

777582_202190-Adrianne-FoutsFouts joined the firm in 2012 and is a member of its trial services group. She works primarily in the area of commercial litigation, representing clients in both federal and state trial and appellate courts. She also advises the firm’s higher education clients with respect to student affairs and Title IX compliance issues.


777582_202190-Rodney-LakeLake is a tax and business lawyer, who represents businesses and owners in transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, financings, restructurings and dispositions, as well as in tax controversies before taxing authorities.



777582_202190-Laurel-McCleadMcClead is a member of the firm’s labor and employment group. She counsels public and private employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws.



777582_202190-Keriann-RomanRoman joined the firm in 2012 and practices in the firm’s municipal and trial services groups. She works with numerous municipalities on a variety of issues including land use matters, municipal finance, tax abatements, town warrants and employment matters.



777582_202190-Christopher-StevensoStevenson joined the firm in 2008 and practices with the firm’s business services and public sector groups. He specializes in the areas of tax and employee benefits law.



Drummond Woodsum also launched a new consulting business, Drummond Woodsum Strategic Consulting.
Toby McGrath, former deputy chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Angus King, was named managing director of DWSC.
McGrath brings 15 years of experience in the legislative and electoral process to assist clients in achieving their legislative, organizational, public policy and electoral goals.
The business offers services including government affairs, organizational development, grassroots organizing and campaigns.

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Law firm briefs Mon, 04 Jan 2016 17:31:36 +0000 NEW HIRES
777377_114530-Alison-TozierAlison Tozier joined Taylor, McCormack and Frame LLC to practice in the areas of civil and criminal litigation, labor and business law, landlord/tenant disputes and family law.
Tozier, a Falmouth High School graduate, graduated from the University of Maine School of Law. She is licensed to practice in Maine and Massachusetts.


Portland law firm Murray Plumb & Murray has hired attorney Amy Phalon to focus on special education matters.
Phalon, of York, previously worked as an attorney at Gibbons Stevens Law Office in Kittery, specializing in special education law, estate planning, family member guardianship, and real estate and land use law.



Pierce Atwood added two people to its government relations team: Elizabeth Frazier, a recent graduate of the UMaine School of Law, is the firm’s newest associate, and Megan Sanborn, who has worked in Maine politics for eight years, joins the firm as a government relations specialist.



Frazier will be advocating on behalf of Pierce Atwood clients in Maine’s Legislature and regulatory agencies. She previously she served as Rep. Chellie Pingree’s scheduler and executive assistant until 2012 when she returned to Maine to pursue her law degree.



777377_114530-Aromando_John_largeJohn Aromando, a firm litigation partner at Pierce Atwood, was named litigation practice group chair.
Aromando succeeds David Barry, who will become the firm’s managing partner. He has been a partner since 1993 and a trial lawyer for more than 30 years. His practice focuses on defending businesses and individuals in complex litigation, for clients in industries as diverse as financial services, energy, pulp and paper, manufacturing, insurance and professional services.


The Berman & Simmons law firm was recently selected as a Tier 1 law firm for its core practice areas, the highest possible achievement, in rankings announced by U.S. News – Best Lawyers.
The firm received Tier 1 rankings in commercial litigation, medical malpractice law for plaintiffs, and personal injury litigation for plaintiffs. Berman & Simmons has been featured in the directory since 2010.

New England Super Lawyers also selected 11 Berman & Simmons attorneys for its 2015 directory.
Attorneys Craig Bramley, Benjamin Gideon, Daniel Kagan, Jodi Nofsinger, Steven Silin, Jack Simmons and Julian Sweet were recognized for excellence in representing clients in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Attorneys Travis Brennan, Alicia Curtis, Susan Faunce, and Timothy Kenlan were recognized as Rising Stars.

The firm of Skelton Taintor & Abbott received a Tier 1 ranking for the Portland metropolitan region in the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings.
The practice areas are insurance law, labor law/union, litigation/tax, product liability litigation/defendants, tax law and trusts and estates.
Eight lawyers from the firm were also named to The Best Lawyers in America: Jill Checkoway, Bryan Dench, Ronald Lebel, Michael Poulin, Norman Rattey, Alan Stone, Stephen Wade and Rebecca Webber.

Jacqueline Moss


Jacqueline Moss and Beth Valentine were named fellows at the first legal incubator in the state of Maine, the Maine Community Law Center, founded by Elizabeth Stout, an established family law practitioner.



Moss will focus her efforts on family, elder and education law. Valentine will focus on food, environmental, estate planning and elder law.
For more information about the program, go to

Attorneys Tom Douglas and Anne Schools, partners at Douglas McDaniel Campo and Schools, were recognized by New England Super Lawyers as top attorneys in Maine.
Douglas was selected as a Super Lawyer for business litigation. Schools was named Rising Star for family law by the industry publication.


The Westbrook law firm also hired Kristen Dorion, a 2015 Maine Law School graduate. During school, Dorion worked for the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project as a family law advocate and for the Cumberland County District Attorney as a student prosecutor. She will practice personal injury law, family law and criminal law.

Attorney Ben Leoni, of Curtis Thaxter, was named a 2015 Rising Star in the area of general litigation by New England Super Lawyers, and Stephanie Albert was recognized as a Rising Star in the area of Real Estate. Attorney John Gleason of Curtis Thaxter was once again recognized by New England Super Lawyers in the area of Health Care.

The Maine State Bar Association Board of Governors named the second annual class of its Leadership Academy.
Members of the class of 2016 include: Alexander Chaiken of Portland; Katherine Griffin of Portland; Robert Hayes of Portland; Scott Lever of Augusta; Matthew Libby of Portland; Andrew Mason of Augusta; Shannon Merrill of Portland; James Mundy of South Berwick; Tina Nadeau of Portland; Taylor Neff of Portland; and Joshua Randlett of Bangor.

777377_114530-Michael-PoulinMichael Poulin, a shareholder at Skelton Taintor & Abbott, was recognized by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.
Poulin’s practice focuses on corporate and business, healthcare and hospital law, employment law and labor law.


NJR_44 lrg neg new 2012Shareholder Norman Rattey also made the 2016 Best Lawyers in America list.
Rattey’s practice areas include a diverse range of transactional and litigation services. He represents buyers, sellers and lenders in commercial and residential real estate transactions.


Stone, A#7 BW 5x7Alan Stone, a shareholder and former trial practice group leader, made the list again. Stone’s practice areas include energy and public utility law, administrative law, personal injury and general civil and criminal litigation.

Peter Schroeter was named president of the Maine Association of Mediators.
Schroeter, of Shaheen & Gordon, has an AV pre-eminent peer review rating in ADR from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Mediation since 2009 and selected to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

EileenEileen M.L. Epstein and Dennis J. O’Donovan, partners at Epstein and O’Donovan LLP, were named to the 2016 Lawyers of the Year list. TheyDennis O' Donovan 5x7 were recognized for trusts and estates law. O’Donovan was also listed for litigation in trusts and estates.

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Mainers recognized for their hard work Wed, 23 Dec 2015 22:53:04 +0000 AWARDS and RECOGNITION

772037_6920-Laura-HoneyLaura Honey was recognized with the Life Membership Award in the New England Inns & Resorts Association.
The award is given to active members of the association for a minimum of 10 years and have retired from the inn-keeping business.
Honey, of Boothbay, worked for Fisherman’s Wharf Inn in Boothbay Harbor for 50 seasons before retiring in 2014.


Eileen Skinner was recently recognized with the 2016 Women of Distinction Award.
Skinner is president and chief executive officer of Mercy Health System of Maine. The award is given annually to a woman who exemplifies accomplishment, leadership, community involvement and is a role model for girls and young women.

Ed Leveque, former owner of Twin City business and a SCORE volunteer-emeritus, was recognized for his decades of public service by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Leveque was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his 33 years of volunteer service to the Lewiston-Auburn small business community. He owned Jimmy’s Gas stations and diners, eventually operating 11 gas stations, a heating oil storage and delivery service, and two diners, including the landmark Jimmy’s Diner on Minot Avenue in Auburn. Leveque sold the business in 1981, and began his long career as a SCORE volunteer in 1982.

772037_6920-Jane-LafleurJane Lafleur, executive director of Friends of Midcoast Maine and The Community Institute, received the Professional Planner of the Year Award from the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association and from the Maine Association of Planners.
Lafleur was recognized for her 35 years of professional work in community planning and her service to the profession.


Portland wealth management firm R. M. Davis was ranked No. 5 nationally in Bloomberg Markets Top 50 list of registered investment advisers.
R. M. Davis was rated higher than any other firm in New England at $2.8 billion in assets under management and a 25 percent change year over year from June 3, 2013.

772037_6920-perryVan Perry, a representative for Modern Woodmen of America, attained the Fraternal Insurance Counselor designation.
Perry lives in Scarborough. The FIC title is an educational designation that can be earned by career life insurance representatives associated with fraternal insurance societies.


772037_6920-carmen-fortin-newsCarmen Fortin, a registered nurse clinical educator at Central Maine Medical Center, was presented the Maine Emergency Nurses Association Special Merit Award for her work on behalf of the professional organization.
Fortin, of Harpswell, has been an active member of the Maine Emergency Nurses Association for more than 30 years and serves as chair of the organization’s Pediatric Committee.
She has some 35 years’ experience as a practicing emergency nurse.

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Cross Insurance announces six new hires, promotes two Fri, 18 Dec 2015 19:00:35 +0000 769531_19123-Jennifer-ReckmeyerJennifer Reckmeyer joined Cross Insurance as a senior commercial lines account manager.
Reckmeyer has more than 20 years insurance experience at both the agency and company level. She is pursuing her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.


769531_19123-Vuthi-RoeunVuthi Roeun recently joined the firm’s Portland branch as a claims manager and will assist with insurance placement for large accounts.
Roeun was previously with United Insurance for 12 years.




769531_19123-Megan-HezlepMegan Hezlep joined the firm as a personal lines producer. Hezlep has more than five years experience in the insurance business. She previously worked for a smaller agency.



769531_19123-Shane-RileyShane Riley was hired as a personal lines account manager. He started in the insurance industry in 2011. He spent the past three years assisting clients with writing new policies and servicing existing policies.



769531_19123-Jessica-ReedJessica Reed joined its Portland branch as a personal lines account manager. She previously worked for Varney Insurance Agency.




769531_19123-Melissa-SousaMelissa Sousa joined the firm as a senior commercial lines account manager.
Sousa has more than 15 years in the insurance industry. She previously worked for Maritime Program Group as manager of recreational marine operations. She holds multiple insurance industry designations and credentials.


769531_19123-Kari-CyrKari Cyr was recently promoted to an assistant personal lines manager. She joined Cross as a personal lines producer in February of this year. Cyr joined the firm with 18 years of personal lines experience.



769531_19123-Kim-PerreaultKim Perreault was promoted to account manager for small business accounts at Cross Insurance. Perreault was previously a team leader for personal lines.

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Businesses move, change hands Wed, 16 Dec 2015 22:03:28 +0000 POC Collision Inc. recently announced it has acquired Sebago Lake Collision from Windham’s pre-owned automotive dealership, Sebago Lake Automotive.
POC will retain Sebago Lake Collision’s staff.

Jared and Kelly Laflin, principals of Laflin Properties LLC, announced the acquisition of The BeachFire Bar & Grill located at 658 Main St., Ogunquit.
The couple purchased the restaurant from Bill Doherty last month. Jared Laflin has been acting general manager of the Route 1 restaurant since March 2015.
The restaurant retained many of the existing staff members.

Lipman & Katz announced it will move its law firm to 5 Community Drive in Augusta.
The firm will officially open at its new location on Jan. 15, 2016.

Rock Lobster Gourmet Popcorn Co. recently opened at 481 Main St. Unit 2 in Springvale Village. In addition to gourmet popcorn, Rock Lobster also sells Haven’s Chocolate’s, Stonewall Kitchen, Hot Sauces made in Maine and bin candy by the pound.

Bill Clifford

Bill’s Original Kitchen is now open in Kittery Foreside at 1 Government St. in Kittery.
Operated by chef and owner Bill Clifford, the 16-seat restaurant features a menu of small plates, a hand-selected wine list and local beer.
Clifford has more than 20 years of food and wine experience.


Earle W. Noyes & Sons Moving Specialists in Portland received the 2015 United Van Lines President’s Quality Award.
The company is a two-time winner of the award, receiving the first in 2009. It was recognized for its quality service as measured by data generated through a survey completed by customers after the move.

Fringe Hair Art in Kennebunkport was recognized by Elle Magazine as one of the top 100 salons in America.
This is the fifth consecutive year that the salon has received the national magazine’s top 100 distinction.

Spurwink, a nonprofit in Portland that provides behavioral health and educational services for children, adults and families throughout Maine, announces that its Portland Help Center is a winner of the Maine Psychological Association 2015 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award.
For 25 years, the clinic has been providing integrated community-based outpatient psychiatric treatment, assertive community treatment and clinical community support to adults with serious mental illness and chemical dependencies.

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