• Gerard Queally was appointed president and chief executive officer of Spectrum Generations, the Central Maine Area Agency on Aging.

Queally, of Brunswick, was on active duty with the Navy from 1985 to 1990. He is a captain in the Navy Reserve and the commanding officer of Navy Reserve Fleet Synthetic Training.

Lauren Jacobs and Sarah Kamilewicz have joined the coaching staff at the Maine Winter Sports Center.

Jacobs, a recent graduate of Bates College, was hired to coach the Healthy Hometown programs. She will be responsible for community development projects throughout northern Maine.

Kamilewicz was hired as a development coach and will work specifically with junior racers from across the state.

Brandon Milton has joined BerryDunn as a consultant in the accounting firm’s government consulting group.

He was previously the mail director for U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in Washington, D.C.

Carrie Martin and Lisa Wentzell have joined Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty as associate real estate brokers in the Yarmouth area.

Martin, of Yarmouth, worked previously in land protection, sales and marketing, the legal field, and at a local construction company.

Wentzell, of Yarmouth, has worked in sales and marketing.

Dan Gacetta was hired as executive vice president of Shamrock Sports & Entertainment.

Gacetta has more than 20 years of corporate marketing and sponsorship experience. He previously ran his own agency and also worked in the corporate sales and athlete marketing division of Octagon.

Shamrock Sports & Entertainment was previously known as Shamrock Sports Group, a leading sports marketing agency.

Dr. Joseph W. McDonnell was appointed dean of the University of Southern Maine’s College of Management and Human Service.

McDonnell previously served as research professor and interim dean at the College of Business at Stony Brook University in New York.

McDonnell replaces James Shaffer, who served as interim dean of USM’s College of Management and Human Service.

Valerie Mercer and Christy Hillman have joined Career Management Associates.

Hillman was hired as director of client services. She has more than 15 years of expertise in recruiting and staffing solutions. She previously owned and operated Off the Grid Jobs LLC.

Mercer joined the firm as a senior consultant. She has about 15 years of experience working in human resources.


Arber Dhamo and Sandra Trufant were promoted at Custom Disability Solutions, a reinsurer in South Portland.

Dhamo, of Saco, was promoted to an actuary at the company.

Trufant, of South Portland, was promoted to an STD claims examiner.

Bryan Wallace of Lewiston was named director of the new MEMIC Center for Workplace Safety, based at Central Maine Community College in Auburn.

Wallace joined CMCC in 2007 as the student services representative for Lincoln and Franklin counties. He also serves as coach of the men’s soccer team.


Wright-Ryan Construction was awarded the 2011 Maine Preservation Honor Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation for its restoration work at the Mill at Saco Falls in Biddeford.

Wright-Ryan was commissioned to renovate the historic mill building into mixed-income housing. The project included replacing more than 500 windows with historically accurate, but energy-efficient, replacements, repointing the exterior brick facade, and installing 25 solar panels to preheat domestic hot water.