NEW FACES

Elizabeth K. Sheppard has joined The Cedars as director of development. Sheppard, of Auburn, has worked in higher-education administration for three decades.

David Lydon has been hired by Hall Web Services as an Internet marketing analyst. Lydon has more than a decade of Web marketing and interactive project management experience.

Kraig Buthy has joined Tilson Technology Management in Portland as a controller. Buthy was previously president of Accountcept, a financial and analytical consulting firm in Boothbay Harbor.

Edward “Ted” O’Meara has joined Garrand, a communications firm in Portland, as manager and principal of public affairs. O’Meara previously owned Ted O’Meara Communications and served for eight years as managing director of Pierce Atwood Consulting.

Brian Eng has joined Opus Consulting Group in Portland as a strategic adviser. Eng, who has several years of experience in the industry, previously practiced law in Boston and served as in-house counsel for Citigroup in Portland.

Jonathan Goodman has joined Troubh Heisler, a Greater Portland law firm, where he will concentrate in civil litigation, criminal defense and labor and employment law. Goodman is a former Portland police officer who worked for the city for 13 years.

Mary Ann Benson has been hired as assistant director of student affairs in career and entrepreneurial services at the Maine College of Art. Benson has more than 30 years of experience in the field of career services. She was recently the assistant director of career services at the University of Southern Maine.

Elliott Barry has joined People’s United Bank, Southern Maine as vice president of commercial banking. Barry was previously with RBS Citizens, where he managed a commercial loan portfolio.

Jim DeWolfe has joined Legacy Publishing Co. in Westbrook as vice president of sales. DeWolfe, of Falmouth, has had a long career in direct response marketing. He is a co-founder and former president of PowerTel Marketing Group, renamed AdvanceTel in 2001.

Nancy Martin has joined Tilson Technology Management in Portland as an executive assistant. Martin previously held the same position at Nautic Partners in Providence, R.I.

Mike Walsh and Mitch Orser have been hired by Winxnet, a Portland-based information technology solutions provider. Walsh, who will be a senior SQL server systems consultant, has 10 years of experience in the field. Orser, who is joining the company as a technical support specialist, has three years of experience providing IT support to Intermed.

PROMOTIONS

Jessica Shaffer was named director of enrollment services at York County Community College in Wells. Shaffer, of York, was formerly the assistant director of admissions at YCCC.

Dana Tait was promoted to vice president and branch manager of Norway Savings Bank in South Portland. Tait, who has 11 years of retail banking experience, will soon leave her post as manager of Norway Savings’ Exchange Street office in downtown Portland.

Ryan Wing was named director of operations at Legacy Publishing Co. He will continue to oversee the technical operations for Legacy’s Westbrook and Auburn offices and will work to streamline its operations systems. Wing, of Scarborough, also has more than 10 years of experience as a network administrator and operations manager at Yankee Microwave in Harrison.

Julie Nadeau of Portland has rejoined the Michelle Raber State Farm Insurance Agency in Scarborough as an account representative. Nadeau graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in business administration and was previously an intern at the agency.

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

The Bridgton Hospital Pharmacy and its staff recently received two awards from Comprehensive Pharmaceutical Services, based in Memphis, Tenn. The pharmacy was recognized as “Site of the Year” for its clinical, operational and financial performance for the past year. The “Best Practices” award was presented to the pharmacy team for scoring greater than 95 percent on the CPS annual operations audit.

S.W. Cole Engineering Inc. was recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers for encouraging younger employees to get involved with the professional engineering society.

GENERAL

Dr. Joel Lafleur of Camden, a physician with Pen Bay Healthcare, is serving as chairman of the organization’s board of trustees. Lafleur is a general surgeon who joined Pen Bay in 2001.

Readers of Travel & Leisure magazine selected Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth as one of the top 500 hotels in the United States.

Jamie Belleau and Marc Frenette, attorneys at Skelton, Taintor & Abbott, were named “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers, a national publication that recognizes outstanding attorneys. Belleau received the recognition for his work in general litigation. He has been with the firm since 1996. Frenette was recognized for his work in business litigation, personal injury and insurance. He joined the firm in 2002.

Lori LaRochelle, owner of Interior Design, is now doing home staging. LaRochelle is a Maine certified interior designer. Her new service is aimed at guiding people through the process of preparing their home for sale.

Pat Young, chief operations officer at Maine Veterans’ Homes, retired earlier this month after 15 years with the organization. She held the post since 2007 and is credited with improving services for veterans.

Nancy Grant of Portland was named executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Grant served as president of the organization’s board of directors for the past two years and helped lead the bicycle coalition through an expansion of staff and educational programs. Grant became involved in bicycle advocacy in 1998, when she led the push for a $2.6 million project to pave bicycle shoulders and build a sidewalk through North Yarmouth.

Maine Running Co., which has stores in Portland and Brunswick, was recently recognized as one of the 50 best running stores in America by two leading trade and consumer publications. The retailer was recognized for its service, product knowledge and merchandising.

Dr. Megan DePoint and Dr. Seth Deletetsky have been inducted into the Maine Chiropractic Association. DePoint, co-founder of Nadeau Active-Family Chiropractic in Scarborough, received her doctor of chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 2009. Deletetsky received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic in April. He practices in Biddeford with Dr. Marc G. Malon and physical therapist Debbi-Jo Harvey.

HART of Maine (Homeless Animal Rescue Team), a no-kill, no-cage, all-volunteer shelter in Cumberland, has elected its board of directors. They are: Sarah McNamara of Cumberland, president; Sharon Bushey of Cumberland, vice president; Joann Wallace of Portland, treasurer; Caryn Prudente of Falmouth, secretary; Marcia Carr of Gray, immediate past president; and Laura Edgar of Cumberland Foreside, Mary Lynne LaRochelle of Gray, Carmen Girard of Westbrook and Sharon Lewis of Yarmouth, directors.