Tim Pothier has joined Welch Signage as a sales representative for digitally printed signs, vehicle wraps, POP displays and banners.

Pothier has several years of experience selling print advertising and formerly worked at the Portland Phoenix.

David Robbins has been named relationship manager and vice president for Key Private Bank’s Bangor market.

Robbins, of Brewer, was previously a financial adviser for Wells Fargo Advisors in Bangor. He has also worked for Bangor Savings Bank, McDonald Investments Inc. and Prudential Insurance and Financial Services.

Lori Doak and Stevan Stromsky have been hired by KeyBank.

Doak was named manager for KeyBank’s branch in Brewer. She was previously a senior operations officer at Bangor Savings Bank.

Stromsky was named vice president and manager at KeyBank’s Monument Square branch in Portland. He was formerly vice president and manager for Bank of America’s One City Center banking center in Portland.

Fred Brown has joined Katahdin Trust as vice president and commercial services officer at the bank’s office in Bangor.

Brown was previously senior vice president of commercial lending with Merrill Bank.

Gregory D. Connors has joined the Maine Municipal Association as a legislative advocate in the organization’s state and federal relations department.

Connors, of Gorham, was previously a financial analyst with the Texas Water Development Board in Austin. He previously served for 15 years as program officer and in other positions at Maine Municipal Bond Bank.

Brandon Hunley has joined Winxnet as a senior network engineer. Hunley has extensive experience with general server and network troubleshooting.

Brendan Travis has joined InfoSecurus as vice president of business development.

Travis, of South Portland, has more than 10 years of risk management and compliance experience. He was previously with Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, where he managed strategic partner relationships.

Joseph Galli and Debora Noone have been hired by Unity College.

Galli was named annual fund director for the college. He worked previously as an independent marketing and branding consultant for several for-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations.

Noone will be Unity’s parent and alumni relations coordinator. She was previously director of alumni relations and assistant director of development at North Yarmouth Academy.

Christopher Indorf and Tiffany Robert have been hired by Thornton Academy in Saco.

Indorf, of Saco, was named associate head of teaching and learning. He has taught world history, U.S. history and American studies and established Thornton Academy’s hybrid online classes.

Robert was named principal of Thornton Academy Middle School. She taught sixth-grade students at the middle school for three years and served as teacher leader in 2009-2010.


Shaun McIntyre was promoted to vice president in municipal lending at TD Bank in Portland.

McIntyre, of Scarborough, joined the government banking division of TD Bank in 2006. He was previously an assistant vice president, sales and service specialist, and a government banking specialist.

The following individuals were promoted at Runyon Kersteen Ouellette: Chris Gauvin of Arundel was promoted to a staff accountant. Tim Gill of Westbrook and Patrick Sage of Portland were promoted to senior accountants.


Richard Pfeffer and Ed Stebbins, co-owners of Gritty McDuff’s Brewing Co., were recognized as the 2011 Maine Restaurant Association’s Restaurateurs of the Year.

Pfeffer and Stebbins have been active in Maine’s restaurant community since Gritty’s opened in 1988 and have donated to countless local organizations and charities.

The award will be presented to Pfeffer and Stebbins at the MeRA Annual Awards Banquet on March 15.

Mike LePage, owner of RE/MAX Heritage in Yarmouth, was named president of the Maine Association of Realtors. LePage served as president of the Greater Portland Board of Realtors in 2008.

The association has more than 4,200 members and nearly 400 affiliates involved in all aspects of real estate in Maine.

The following individuals were elected as officers to the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber’s board of directors:

Ed Kenyon, of Bath Iron Works, was elected chairman; Don Spann, of RE/MAX Riverside, was elected first vice chair; Cathy Barter, of KeyBank, was elected second vice chair; Gail Eaton, of Downeast Energy, was elected treasurer; and Art Lamothe, of the law offices of Arthur J. Lamothe, was elected secretary.

Elected to three-year terms on the board of directors were Eaton; Joel Allumbaugh, of National Worksite Benefit Group; Jim Bouchard, of Northern Chi, and Lois Skillings, of Mid Coast Health Services.