• John Kimball was named vice president and indirect lending manager at Skowhegan Savings Bank. Kimball, of Holden, has 32 years of experience in the banking industry and will lead the bank’s initiative in developing competitive indirect lending packages for local businesses, with a focus on automobile dealers. 

• Geri Ollila joined the staff of Portland’s Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England.

The following individuals joined Wright-Ryan Construction, Inc.:

Ben Jamo joined the company as a commercial field superintendent. Jamo was previously with Shawmut Design and Construction in Boston, Mass., and has about five years experience in working on large, institutional construction projects.

Patrick Skall was hired as a commercial assistant project manager. Skall was also with Shawmut Design and Construction and served a tour in Baghdad, Iraq, with the 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron with the Air Force.

Tyson Abbott was named a foreman in commercial and residential construction. Abbott was formerly with Rictur Inc. in Boone, N.C., where he rose from carpenter to superintendent.

Rodney Collard joined the firm as a commercial project engineer. He is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Maine’s Construction Management program. 

• Nancy Doble joined Norton Financial to lead their newly formed Third Party Administrator services division. Doble, of Pownal, has more than 25 years of experience with defined contribution retirement plans and was previously with Penobscot Pension Services Inc. in Rockport. 

• Tasha Horton was hired as director of sales for the Hampton Inn Portland/Downtown-Waterfront hotel, under development at 209 Fore St. in Portland’s Old Port. Horton has 20 years of sales and marketing experience and was previously with the Residence Inn in Portland. 

• Robert W. Langlois joined Verrill Dana, LLP as counsel in the private clients group. Langlois focuses his practice on family law, probate litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He previously served for 15 years as a justice of the Massachusetts Trial Court, where he was appointed as first justice of both the Middlesex and Norfolk Probate and Family Courts. 

• Will Leadley joined Northeast Bank in Portland as a mortgage loan officer. Leadley, of Scarborough, has several years of experience in the industry. Currently, he serves as chairman of the programs and education committee of the Maine Association of Mortgage Professionals. 

• Melissa Williams joined Patriot Insurance Company as a senior underwriting assistant. Williams has several years of insurance experience. She previously worked in Alaska in the excess and surplus markets and standard carriers. 


• Catherine L. Buffum was promoted to a commercial loan officer III in commercial lending at TD bank in Portland. Buffum, of Saco, joined TD Bank in 2000 as a credit analyst and most recently served as a commercial loan officer II. 

Custom Disability Solutions, a reinsurer in South Portland, promoted the following employees:

Alana Fogg of Mechanic Falls; and Amanda Rand of South Portland were promoted to the position of long term disability claims examiner II.

Andrew Ready of Saco was named a senior claims examiner.

Marisel Rodriguez of Scarborough was promoted to long term disability claims examiner I.

Luis Perez-Valentin of Portland was named a supervisor of long term disability claims.

• Daniel Coffey was appointed president and chief executive officer of The Acadia Hospital. Coffey has worked within Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems for 34 years and was most recently executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer. Coffey served nine years as president and CEO of Healthcare Charities, and six months as interim EMHS president and CEO. 

Anthony Lucas was promoted to vice president of product development at Putney Inc., a pet pharmaceutical company. Lucas is responsible for delivery of Putney’s pipeline, scientific strategy and project management involving clinical research organization and development partners. 


The following attorneys at Verrill Dana, LLP were selected for the sixth annual Lawdragon 3000 list, which recognizes outstanding attorneys from around the country: Juliet Browne, Gregory Fryer, Gregg Ginn, James Goggin, Mark Googins and James Kilbreth.

Browne’s practice covers all aspects of environmental law with an emphasis on wind power permitting.

Fryer is a widely recognized for his work in corporate law and securities law.

Ginn has extensive experience in ERISA, and the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code relating to retirement and welfare benefits, and deferred and executive compensation.

Goggin is an intellectual property litigator and has represented clients in matters including trademark, broadcast licensing fee agreements, copyright infringements, trade secrets and patent litigation.

Googins counsels clients in mergers and acquisitions, in complex commercial negotiations and in a wide variety of lending transactions, including equipment leasing, leveraged buyouts and sale-leasebacks.

Kilbreth focuses his practice on complex commercial and regulatory litigation, including antitrust, securities, environmental and energy matters.