• John Gleason joined Atlantic Sportswear as a team sales representative for Southern Maine. Gleason, of South Portland, has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He previously owned and operated Coastal Athletics for 20 years. 

• Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, a public accounting and management consulting firm, has hired the following people: John Guarnotta of Portland was hired as a tax manager in its tax practice group in Portland. He previously worked with Levine, Katz, Nannis & Solomon. Jennifer Berry and Jonathon Ireland joined the firm’s Portland office as tax specialists. Berry, of Gray, was previously with Woodfords Family Services. Ireland, of Scarborough, has a degree in accounting from the University of Maine. 

• Geoff Green joined Preservation Management Inc. as executive director of its resident services programs. Green, of Winthrop, will be responsible for overseeing its social services programming for residents of affordable, multi-unit residential housing. He was previously deputy commissioner for operations and benefits administration for Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Steve Robinson was also hired at Preservation Management as their chief facilities and engineering officer. Robinson was previously a project manager at GDS Associates Inc. in Manchester, where he provided consulting services for energy efficiency and management leadership to local businesses. 

• Rudy Lozano joined Tilson Technology Management as a senior consultant. Lozano was previously a senior engineer for a leading medical imaging company. 


• Dan Swift was promoted to vice president and general counsel at Acadia Insurance in Westbrook. Swift joined the company as a claims attorney in 2004 and recently served as assistant vice president and assistant general counsel. He has more than 15 years of experience in insurance and corporate law. 

• Kate Manchester accepted the position of CEO and team leader of Keller Williams Realty Greater Portland. Manchester joined the agency in 2003 and has more than 10 years experience in the real estate industry. She began at Keller Williams as a buyer’s specialist, then became a listing specialist. She was recruited to team leader of Keller Williams Greater Nassau in New York. She is the youngest team leader ever hired by the firm on the East Coast.

• Tristine Currie was named senior business services officer of business banking at KeyBank in Bangor. Currie will provide sales and client support to business banking relationship managers throughout the Bangor, Augusta and central and coastal markets. She previously worked as relationship manager of business banking for KeyBank. 


Cuddledown Inc. in Portland recently chose The Dingley Press in Lisbon to print its catalogs. Cuddledown, a family-owned Maine company since 1973, makes its core products, pillows, comforters and featherbeds, in Portland. 

• The Maine Business School at the University of Maine’s College of Business, Public Policy and Health was reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. The renewed five-year accreditation means that the school conforms to the highest standards for faculty qualification and sufficiency in all business disciplines, assurance of learning, and continuous improvement. 

• Maine Coast Marketing moved to its new location at 71 Federal St. in Portland. 

• James Fitzgerald Jr. was named executive director of the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce. Fitzgerald works at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Kennebunk. Recently, he served as Community Campaign chair for the United Way of York County, which raised $1.3 million. 

• John M.R. Paterson, a shareholder and attorney at the law firm of Bernstein Shur, was elected president of the Maine Civil Liberties Union. Paterson, of Freeport, has been a volunteer lawyer for the MCLU since 2006 and has served on the organization’s legal panel and the development, membership and investment committees. He joined MCLU’s board in 2007 and was elected board vice president in 2010. 

• Jane Honeck received an honorable mention for her book, “The Problem With Money? It’s Not About the Money!” at the 2010 New England Book Festival. Winners were honored at an awards ceremony at Boston’s Omni-Parker House Hotel on Jan. 15.