New Hires, Promotions

The Maine Criminal Justice Academy recently graduated 45 cadets from its 18-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. The following local cadets received their badges: Deputy Todd W. McGee, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office; Officer Matthew W. Moorhouse, Freeport Police Department; Marine Patrol Officer Brent A. Chasse, Maine Marine Patrol; Officer Christopher M. Kelley, Portland Police Department; Officer Caleb H. McGary, University of Maine Department of Public Safety; and Maine State Police Troopers Christopher R. Baez, Reid C. Bond, Tucker L. Bonnevie, David W. Coflesky, Nicholas D. D’Angelo, Thomas W. Kwok, Paul M. Mason, Jillian M. Monahan, Kyle D. Pelletier, Benjamin K. Sweeney, Kyle M. Wells, and Samuel D. Quintana, Maine State Police.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine has named Karen MacDonald as its chief operating officer charged with overseeing the operations of the five Clubhouses in Portland, South Portland and Lewiston/Auburn.

The Portland Museum of Art has hired Alice Barrett as curatorial coordinator. Barrett previously held positions at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., and at HMG Search Marketing in Portland.

Charles Beecher of South Portland has joined Paula Banks Consulting/Two Lights Home Care as manager of home care and geriatric care management. Beecher was previously a manager with Medical Home Care Services of Bath.

Yarmouth-based Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc., has hired Jonathan Dawson of Pownal as a sales manager for municipal markets. Prior to joining Fluid Imaging Technologies, Dawson worked as the business development manager at Air & Water Quality Inc. of Freeport and as a product line sales manager at Dielectric Communications in Raymond.

Lucid Stage of Portland has hired Donovan Gray as its development director, working with the board of directors and board of advocates to generate individual, corporate and foundation support for operational and capital funding needs.

Emerald Hospitality Associates has hired Carolyn Krahn as a sales manager at the Hampton Inn & Gatehouse Conference Center of Freeport.  

Jordan Denning
of Yarmouth has joined Exemplar Companies, Inc., a Boston-based professional services firm offering capital, consulting and legal services to start-up and emerging businesses. Denning will be responsible for business development, including identifying investment opportunities in Maine-based businesses.

Evergreen Credit Union has hired Jack Miller as the vice president, commercial lending, responsible for overseeing loan and deposit growth, commercial deals, new business development and commercial members and Suzanne Cange as assistant vice president and branch manager for the Broadway Street branch in South Portland.

Kathryn Townsend, Designated Broker and owner of Townsend Real Estate in South Portland, has hired Casey Washburn, Michael Urban, and Tamra Kononthe as new members of the Townsend Real Estate Team, offering services to both buyers and sellers.

Melissa Williams has joined Patriot Insurance Company in Yarmouth as a senior underwriting assistant.
Will Leadley of Scarborough has joined Northeast Bank as a mortgage loan officer at its Portland branch located at 77 Middle St.  

People’s United Bank, Southern Maine, has hired Jennifer Gaghan of Brunswick as a mortgage account officer, AVP, in the bank’s Brunswick branch. Gaghan formerly worked for Ocean National Bank as a mortgage banking officer in Kennebunk.

Tasha Horton of Westbrook has been hired as director of sales for the Hampton Inn Portland/Downtown-Waterfront hotel, opening soon at 209 Fore St. in Portland. Horton joins the new Hampton Inn  from the Residence Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront, where she served as director of sales.

Cumberland-based Norton Financial has hired Nancy Doble of Pownal to lead its newly formed Third Party Administrator, TPA, services division. Doble most recently served as a TPA for Penobscot Pension Services, Inc. in Rockport.

Downeast Energy has promoted Mark Anderson of Portland to the company’s safety director position. Anderson has been with the company for 11 years and was most recently a delivery/transport manager at its South Portland office. In his new role, he will be responsible for all safety issues within the company, including training, investigating incidents and driver regulations.

Kathleen “Kosia” Konkoly
of Scarborough recently joined the law firm of Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry. Konkoly is a member of the firm’s Business Services and Estate Planning & Probate Practice Groups, working out of the firm’s Kennebunk office. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced with Smith, Elliott, Smith & Garmey, P.A. in Saco.

The Center for Grieving Children has hired Elyse C. Tipton as its new development director. Tipton most recently served as communications director for Maine Audubon, where she had responsibilities with annual giving, membership, donor and volunteer recognition, major gift development, and with implementation of a $7 million capital campaign.

Easter Seals Maine has named Evelyn Blanchard of Scarborough as its new executive director. Blanchard will oversee all programs and administrative support staff for Easter Seals Maine. Most recently she was the executive director of the Westbrook Youth Center.

Portland-based PR firm Broadreach Public Relations has hired recent University of Maine graduate, Gabrielle Finger of Poland, as a media relations specialist working in both traditional and social media to increase visibility for Broadreach clients and the company.

Abbi Rusinek of Yarmouth has joined the fundraising consulting firm Demont Associates as an associate in the firm’s Portland office, where she will provide operational support to Demont counselors and campaign planning and management services to clients in the New England region.
Attorney Nolan Reichl of Cape Elizabeth has joined the law firm of Pierce Atwood LLP, as associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group in its Portland office.

Sidebar Elements

Scarborough Terrace, an assisted living community in Scarborough, recently welcomed summer by hosting an outdoor barbecue for residents and guests featuring  live music by Jud Caswell. Pictured here, from left, are Scarborough Terrace residents Elizabeth Cary, Ann Demetriou and Nathan Stutch.











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