NEW FACES

Peggy Pineo was named administrator of Piper Shores, a nonprofit life-care retirement community in Scarborough. Pineo will assist in managing Piper Shores’ daily operation and overseeing its Holbrook Health Center, the assisted living and skilled nursing care component of Piper Shores. Pineo was previously the administrator of a 96-bed skilled nursing and assisted-living facility. She has more than 15 years of experience in the industry and holds master’s degrees in public health and health administration. 

Jennifer Dreher joined Pen Bay Internal Medicine in Rockport. Dreher, of Warren, previously worked at Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick.

Amy Keating joined Bangor Savings Bank as vice president and branch manager of its Falmouth location, which is expected to open in March of 2011. Keating, of Portland, is temporarily located at the bank’s Fore Street offices in Portland. She has more than 17 years of experience in banking, financial planning, and investment management. Maria Edwards joined Bangor Savings as assistant branch manager of its Falmouth branch. Edwards, of Pownal, has more than 28 years of experience in the industry. 

Jim Mason was named executive coordinator of Friends of Merrymeeting Bay. Mason was previously an attorney in Maine and North Carolina. He also holds a master’s degree in environmental studies and has worked for several state environmental agencies developing marine education and land-use planning programs. 

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

Catherine Bruno was named Chief Information Officer of the Year by the New England Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Bruno is vice president and chief information officer at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems. She has 24 years of experience in health care leadership.

BOARDS

The Maine State Chamber of Commerce reappointed Stephen Culver of Hannaford Bros. Co., as board chairman.

The following were re-appointed to the board: Frank McGinty of MaineHealth as first vice-chair; Melinda Poore of Time Warner Cable New England Division as second vice-chair; and Wick Johnson of Kennebec Technologies as treasurer.

New directors include Eileen Skinner of Mercy Hospital; Diane Nichols of Wright Express Corp.; Derek Volk of Volk Packaging Corp.; and Josh Tardy of Irwin, Tardy and Morris.

Other members reappointed to the board include Tom Brennan of Poland Spring Water Co.; Gerry Chasse of Bangor Hydro-Electric Co.; Daniel Corcoran of Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Maine; Dave McKenney of McCain Foods USA, Inc.; Brian Oliver of Casella Waste Systems, Eastern Region; David Warren of Verrill Dana, LLP; and Sam Zaitlin of Renewable Energy Storage of Maine.

Replacement directors filling unexpired terms include Sterling Kozlowski of Key Bank Maine; William Williamson of Bank of America; Rick Stanley of the Sanford-Springvale Chamber & Economic Development; Dennis Reese of Martin’s Point Health Care; and Dana Bullen of Sunday River. 

• Milda Castner and Matthew Chase joined the board of trustees for Kennebunk Savings Bank. Castner, of Arundel, has practiced law in Maine for more than 27 years and is a partner and founder of Bergen & Parkinson, LLC in Kennebunk. Chase, of Wells, runs Anchor Fence Co. Inc. in Kennebunk. He previously worked as an accountant at Ernst and Whinney in Portland and for Cummings & Lamont in Kennebunk.

GENERAL

Capt. Laurence Wade, master of Maine Maritime Academy’s training ship, will retire in 2011. Wade was appointed as the training ship’s top officer in 1996 and has logged more than 15 training cruises and has guided more than 3,000 student mariners safely throughout the world. A 1964 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, Wade sailed as a professional merchant mariner for more than 30 years, earning an unlimited master’s license in 1970. He later formed Wade Marine Services Inc., a maritime consulting company that provided services to the shipping industry and to the U.S. Maritime Administration. 

Camden National Bank will operate its Union Trust division under one name, Camden National Bank, beginning in late February. The official name change will affect nine Union Trust locations in the Down East region. Union Trust was acquired in January 2008 and made a division of Camden National Bank, serving Ellsworth, Bar Harbor and Down East Maine. 

Verrill Dana, LLP, recently joined Maine Businesses for Sustainability. The collaborative targets businesses that complement and enhance Maine’s emerging industries by examining a particular growth industry and identifying types of businesses necessary to enhance the industry. 

Gary LaPierre, an account executive with The Rowley Agency, was elected chairman of the Maine chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. LaPierre is devoted to expanding opportunities in the construction industry for young people through the work of the Downeast Construction Education Foundation.