Peter Klein joined Drummond Woodsum as a member of the business services group, focusing on representing lenders, buyers and sellers in commercial transactions.

Nathan Davis joined Willis of Northern New England Inc. as a sales executive for property, casualty and commercial insurance.

Davis is responsible for new business and is pursuing his certified insurance counselor designation.

Theresa Kavanagh of Owls Head joined Allen Insurance and Financial as a group benefits associate.

Kavanagh was previously the administration director at Village Soup.

Maureen Keeley joined Professional Disability Associates as senior vice president of operations and customer value.

She has more than 17 years of experience in disability claims management and customer service. She worked previously at Unum, where served as vice president in the claims organization.

Richard Grich was named director of the Maine Aerospace Alliance through the Maine Manufacturers Association.

He joins the organization after serving as design group leader for the Hubble Space Telescope, and director of engineering for in-flight systems with Thales.

Amy Irish joined University Credit Union as its new marketing manager in Orono.

Irish began working at the credit union as an intern and will be responsible for marketing the seven UCU branches around the state.

Eileen Byram also joined UCU as assistant vice president of risk management.

Byram, of Herman, has 17 years of experience in compliance and risk management and was previously with Acadia Hospital in Bangor.

Elizabeth Brann joined Allen Insurance and Financial as a business insurance account executive.

She has 30 years of experience in the Maine insurance business.

Ulrike Stewart and Al Evans recently joined Systems Engineering in Portland.

Stewart joined the company as an account manager. She has 17 years of experience in the field. Evans joined the firm as its network engineer. He has more than 21 years of experience in network architecture, design and implementation.

Julie Galvin joined Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty as a broker for the Greater Portland real estate market.

Galvin, of Cape Elizabeth, has several years of experience in the industry, specifically in relocation services, condo conversions, land development, investment properties and selling homes. Galvin began selling real estate in 1992.

Kate Pinkerton joined the staff at the Cancer Care Center of York County in Sanford.

Pinkerton was previously a nurse practitioner for the city of Portland’s Department of Public Health.

The following people were recently hired at Creative Work Systems of Portland:

Stan Townsend of Limington joined the company as a maintenance worker; Serena Norsworthy of South Portland was named an accounting clerk; Chris Emerson of Westbrook, Carlos Taylor III of Westbrook and Angela Berube of Lewiston were hired as life skills coaches; Patti Staffieri of Lisbon Falls joined the organization as a job coach, and Rachel Spinney of Pownal joined as a team leader.

Ethan Johnson joined Delano Associates as an insurance sales producer.

Johnson previously worked at Unum for eight years.


Deron K. Treadwell was promoted to bond operations manager in the surety department at Willis of Northern New England Inc.

Treadwell, of Auburn, joined Willis in 2003 as its construction bulletin coordinator. His efforts in a recent processing conversion earned him gold and bronze awards for excellence.


The following lawyers from Thompson & Bowie LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2010 issue of New England Super Lawyers: James Bowie for his work in professional liability defense; Rebecca Farnum for construction litigation; Leonard Langer for admiralty and maritime law; Mark Franco for personal injury defense; and Edward Benjamin for his civil rights and First Amendment work.

David and Duane Gushee of D&G Machine in Westbrook were inducted into the Manufacturers Association of Maine Hall of Fame for their contributions to manufacturing.

Pat Watson received the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year award from the Maine Dietetic Association.

Watson, of Casco, works at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway and teaches nutrition at St. Joseph’s College in on-campus and online nursing courses.

Earle W. Noyes & Sons Moving Specialists in Portland was honored by United Van Lines for exceptional professional achievement.

The company received the President’s Club Award honoring agents who generated at least $1 million in sales for United during the past year.

South Portland’s Trask- Decow Machinery was honored by Efficiency Maine with an award for Qualified Partner of the Year.

In the past year, the company has completed 15 custom compressed-air system projects that have resulted in an energy savings of 1.58 million kilowatt hours.

The Maine State Chamber of Commerce was presented with two awards of recognition for the highest retention in dollars with a 98.8 percent rate, and the highest retention in numbers with a 97.8 percent rate.


Dr. John Rainone, dean of institutional advancement at York County Community College, was named president-elect to the 2011 board of directors for the Council for Resource Development in Washington, D.C.

The council represents more than 1,600 community college resource development officers at more than 730 two-year colleges.

Rainone has served on the board of directors for the past eight years.

Fringe Hair Art in Kennebunkport completed its green business certification, making it the first certified green hair salon in the state.

The salon worked with Kennebunk-based consultants, greenSpaces, to seek its certification.

Fringe is now qualified as a Silver Level certified green business.

Wayne Theriault was elected vice chairman of the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision.

Theriault, of Waterville, was also recognized for his work with the commission and received the Executive Chairman’s Award.

Elaine D. Rosen was elected chairwoman of the board of directors for Assurant, a provider of specialty insurance and insurance-related products and services.

Rosen, of Falmouth, has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and worked at Unum, where she held a number of senior leadership roles, including serving as president of Unum Life Insurance Co. of America.

Dr. Michael Carroll, a general surgeon with Southern Maine Medical Center’s PrimeCare Surgery, was elected to the hospital’s board of directors.

Carroll, of Kennebunkport, has been a member of the SMMC medical staff since September 1996.

I. Richard Ploss, an attorney with Preti Flaherty, was named to the Global Financial Planning Standards Committee.

At Preti Flaherty, Ploss serves as chairman for the firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group. He focuses on federal income taxation, probate litigation and estate planning and administration.