Deney Morganthal has joined AlliedCook Construction as a director of business development. He brings 12 years’ experience in construction, project management and business development to the position.

Matt Stelzer, John Sproul, Jake Webb and Israel Rodriguez recently joined Hammond Lumber Co. Hired as outside sales representatives, Stelzer and Sproul will work out of the Brunswick location, while Rodriguez will work out of the Portland store. Webb was hired for the commercial sales department in Belgrade.

Danielle Lavoie has been hired as a consultant for Tilson Technology Management. Lavoie previously worked as a Web content producer, project manager of quality control and then operations for New Generation Network.

Frederick Proctor and Kim Donnelly have joined Gorham Savings Bank as vice presidents and commercial loan officers. They both most recently worked at TD Bank.

Janice Moore has joined Pierce Atwood LLP in the firm’s energy practice group out of the Washington, D.C., office. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in the capital markets and energy industries.

Rachelle Curran and Will Childs have joined the Environmental Health Strategy Center. Curran will serve as development and marketing associate. Childs will serve as executive assistant and communications coordinator.


Nell Shipman has been named associate artistic director of the Portland Ballet Company. She joined the company in 2004 as a principal dancer and as an instructor with the associated Portland School of Ballet.


The Maine Technology Institute was one of four national recipients of the Excellence in Technology-Based Economic Development Award from the State Science and Technology Institute. The institute received the award for its Maine Technology Asset fund, a voter-approved $50 million bond-funded program that supports research, development and commercialization of technologies that boost Maine’s economy and create high-paying jobs.

Tarren Bragdon, chief executive officer of the Maine Heritage Policy Center, received the State Policy Network’s annual Roe Award for his outstanding leadership in America’s free market movement.

Hazel, an 8-year-old black Labrador retriever from Rockport handled by Ron Staschak, was the 2010 People’s Choice award winner during the World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials at Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show.

The Maine Office of Tourism and its website contractor, Portland Webworks, were honored at the 2010 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards. The website,, won the Gold Magellan Award in the Destination Marketing/Web site category.