This item was updated on Feb. 15 to correct Terry Brown’s gender.


Jim Tucker has been named executive vice president of the Shamrock Sports Group. Tucker has more than 12 years of corporate sponsorship experience. He was previously with MTV Games on the launch of Rock Band 3.

Marie Mueller has joined the law firm of Friedman Gaythwaite Wolf & Leavitt, which has relocated to 25 Pearl St., Portland. Mueller will be practicing commercial litigation, product liability and catastrophic personal injury defense.


Mark Kenny has become a partner in the law firm of Friedman Gaythwaite Wolf & Leavitt. Kenny joined the firm in 2003 and focuses his practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense, professional licensing and product liability.

He was previously an in-house trial counsel for Hanover Insurance Co. and served as an assistant district attorney in Maine.

Heidi Wierman, M.D., was named medical director of Geriatrics and the Suzi Osher Chair of Geriatrics at Maine Medical Center. Wierman is considered an expert on delirium and has led efforts at MMC to reduce delirium in the geriatric population.

Joe Swanson has been named sales manager at Maine Distilleries. He was a distiller at the company for five years, where he worked closely with a distiller in crafting award-winning Cold River spirits.

Swanson previously worked at Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Brewing Co. (Harpoon), and Allagash Brewing Co. in Portland.

Paul Schonewolf, a 24-year veteran of the cable TV industry, was promoted to area vice president at Time Warner Cable.

Schonewolf will be responsible for Time Warner’s business operations in New England. He previously was vice president for technical operations in New England. He joined Time Warner Cable in 1994 as general manager in Keene and Berlin, N.H.

Sebago Technics, Inc. appointed the following employees to the position of practice development leader. The leaders are responsible for business development, relationship management and project coordination within their assigned practice area.

The individuals appointed and their practice areas include: Grant Austin, climate change and environmental services; William Conway, land development; Kylie Mason, institutions; Owens McCullough, public services; Troy McDonald, Telco; Daniel Riley, energy, and Stephen Sawyer, transportation.

Renee Bogart was appointed information communication and technology manager for the City of Auburn.

Bogart started working for the city in 2007, beginning her career as a GIS coordinator. Before that, she was a senior technician for the Maine Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Planning.


Louise Rosen was named an “Imaginnaire” honoree for 2011 by Imagine Magazine.

Rosen, managing director of Louise Rosen, Ltd., is a media executive with 30 years of experience in the international television and film business, project development, production and distribution.


Rachel Williams-Clifford and Terry Brown joined the board of directors for The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness.

Williams-Clifford, of Cumberland Foreside, graduated from the University of Maine and earned her master’s in education at Lesley University. She has advocated for people with disabilities for many years.

Brown, of Yarmouth, is founding partner at GMEDIA, LLC, a Portland-based, multinational media marketing and communications firm. He is a nationally published writer and a film, television and theater actor.

Jett Family Practice, founded by Laura L. Jett, M.D., in 2001, has joined the Central Maine Medical Group regional health care provider network. The practice will relocate to Main Street, Norway, today and will reopen there as Norway Family Practice.

Jett began practicing medicine in the Norway-South Paris area in 1998.

Rebecca Rochette, a loan officer for Community Credit Union, received her certificate as a CUNA Certified Financial Counselor. Rochette, of Lewiston, has worked at the credit union for seven years.

Johanna Babb, an attorney at Verrill Dana, accepted a Mapendo International fellowship and will spend four months donating her time to refugee resettlement efforts in Nairobi, Kenya.

Holiday Inn Portland West, 81 Riverside St., changed its name to Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, ending its relationship with the Holiday Inn chain.

Planned upgrades to the property include the addition of guest room suites and an elevator, fireplaces in some rooms and a free continental breakfast.