Ed Corley of Westbrook has been appointed director of development for the Frannie Peabody Center, Maine’s largest HIV/AIDS service organization. As a development professional in New York City for more than 15 years, he helped raise millions of dollars in the fight against HIV/AIDS and for recognition of civil and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

Lawrence Barrett, vice chancellor of enrollment management and student services at Purdue University North Central in Westville, Ind., has been appointed president of Eastern Maine Community College. He has served in senior administrative positions at Purdue University North Central since 2005 and will assume his new post Aug. 23.

Dr. Jeffrey Barkin of Portland has been hired as associate medical director for Goold Health Systems. He previously served as chairman of MaineCare’s Drug Utilization Review committee.

Suzanne Austin has been named interim executive director of the Institute for Civic Leadership. She will lead the Portland-based nonprofit as it searches for an executive director to succeed Steve Schuit.

Wendy Gignoux has been named to the medical staff of the Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic in Gouldsboro. She brings many years of practical advanced nursing skills to the position.

Carrie McKie of York is the new owner of The Yarn Sellar in York. She will continue to carry the extensive selection of yarns and will add her own yarn from her flock of Romney sheep that she raises at Triple G Farm.

Michael Hoover has been hired as Trask-Decrow Machinery’s southern territory sales engineer. He previously worked as an applications engineer for ABS Pumps.


George Brennan was recognized as Exemplary Volunteer for 2009-2010 at the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District’s Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. He has been volunteering with the district for more than 15 years.

Deena Kimball of South Portland, a 2010 honors graduate of Hofstra University, was presented with the 2010 Student Achievement in Communications Award at the International Association of Business Communicators — Long Island Chapter awards luncheon. The award recognizes her work as an example of communications at its best.

Timothy Bryant, an attorney with Preti Flaherty, recently spoke at the 43rd annual Legal Symposium of the International Franchise Association. He presented “How to Say ‘Yes’ to Sales Without Saying ‘No’ to Best Practices.”

The Maine Potato Board recently named the families of Dominic and Gilbert LaJoie, brothers who represent generations of farming, as joint recipients of the group’s Farm Family of the Year 2010.

Avesta Housing was presented with the Community Partner Award and Deb Keller, development director at Avesta Housing, was presented with the Joseph D. Kreisler Community Impact Award by Preble Street at the agency’s annual meeting. Keller was honored for her commitment to “human dignity and social justice.” Avesta Housing was recognized for partnering with Preble Street. Pat Buckley of Portland received the Volunteer of the Year Award.


Philip Conkling has been appointed by President Obama to serve as an alternate member on the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. Since 1983, in his role as president and founder of the Island Institute, Conkling has provided strategic, creative and developmental leadership for several organizations and has visited more than 1,000 Maine islands.

The Maine International Trade Center has announced the election of the following members to its board: Timothy Harper of Unum, Kathleen Robinson of L.L. Bean and Laurenz Schmidt of Cape Elizabeth.

Thomas Lea of Maine Bank & Trust, Anne Littlefield of Dead River Properties, Drew Sigfridson of CB Richard Ellis/The Boulos Co., William Shanahan of the Northern New England Housing Investment Fund, James Otis of Otis/Atwell, Dennis Keeler of Pierce Atwood LLP and Paul Peck of Drummond & Drummond have been elected to the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s board of directors for 2010-2011.

Preble Street has elected the following officers: Maurice A. Selinger III, president; Renee Schwalberg, vice president; Ann Houser, secretary; and Charlie Roscoe, treasurer. Terry Sutton and Michelle Goldman have been appointed to three-year terms on the board.

James Conlon, president of Bangor Savings Bank, has been elected chairman of the Maine Association of Community Banks. At the annual meeting, it was also voted to change the organization’s name to the Maine Bankers Association, effective July 1.

Karen Stanley has been elected chairwoman of the Camden National Corp.’s board of directors. Rendle Jones, chairman of the board of directors since 1998, will remain on the board until he reaches 70 years old, the mandatory age for retirement.