• Sister Kathleen Sullivan, RSM, a member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, joined Saint Joseph’s College as vice president for sponsorship and mission integration. She has extensive leadership experience, including more than 10 years as vice president of patient services and chief nursing executive for Mercy Hospital in Philadelphia. 

Randall P. Whatley joined Rinck Advertising as a senior media strategist. Whatley has worked as a media strategist for the past 33 years and has bought media in more than 200 U.S. markets and numerous foreign countries for a wide array of clients. 

Charles “Tom” Hunter, Keely Sayers and Sarah Killingbeck joined BerryDunn, CPAs and Management Consultants as consultants in the firm’s government consulting group.

Hunter formerly worked at the Charleston Area Medical Center as a director of information technology.

Sayers had worked as a research coordinator for Boston University’s normative aging study.

Killingbeck was previously with K and M Associates in Rhode Island.

Michaela Millunzi was also hired as a business development specialist in the firm’s government consulting group. Millunzi was previously a senior associate in the marketing and client service group at Oechsle International Advisors in Boston.

Aimee Tetu was hired by BerryDunn as a consultant in the firm’s management information technology group. Tetu will work with client teams on information technology assessment, assurance and planning projects. 

Dr. Robert Abrahamsen joined the staff at the Advanced Vein Center of Auburn and Portland. Abrahamsen has operated a vein practice at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Lewiston for the past three years and is skilled in endovenous laser therapy, and the management of all aspects of venous disease. 

Katie Kurz joined the University of Maine at Machias as the institution’s assistant director of financial aid. For the past three years, Kurz has served as an assistant director of financial aid at the University of Maine, specializing in development and management of student information systems. Before that, she was a temporary assistant director of financial aid at UMM. 

CashStar on Middle Street in Portland has hired the following individuals to its business-to-business solutions team.

Lisa Dorn joined CashStar as director of retail development, bringing 12 years of experience to the firm.

Alex Rogow was named director of business development, responsible for cultivating CashStar’s relationships with incentive houses, marketing agencies and highly trafficked websites. He has nearly 20 years of experience.

Anne Klein was hired as strategic director of client services. She has more than 13 years of relationship marketing experience, working for USMotivation and Carlson Marketing Worldwide. 

Cristi Carson was named director of institutional research and assessment at the University of Southern Maine. Carson, of Scarborough, most recently served as director of the office of institutional research at Keene State College in Keene, N.H. 

Christopher Bouchard joined Northeast Bank as an assistant vice president and customer contact center manager. Bouchard, of Auburn, had worked previously for ING in Lewiston, where he was a senior officer and operations supervisor. 


Laurel Arnold, who works at BerryDunn CPAs and Management Consultants, was promoted to senior manager in the firm’s government consulting group. Arnold is a certified project management professional and has been an Internet technology project manager for more than 15 years. 

Carrie Louise Roberts was promoted to clinical supervisor at the Christopher Aaron Counseling Center. Roberts will oversee the clinicians and the behavior health professionals, who are based in their Gray office. She began working there in September 2010. 

Three employees at Norway Savings Bank were recently promoted.

Amy Marshall was named assistant vice president and employee development specialist. She joined the bank in 1999 and was most recently assistant vice president and manager of its Bethel branch.

Gail McBride was promoted to vice president and CRA officer and project management coordinator. McBride will be responsible for all Community Reinvestment Act activities for the bank. She works in the bank’s main office in Norway.

Louis Paquet was named assistant vice president and retail collections manager. Paquet joined Norway Savings as a collections specialist in April 2010 with more than 23 years of experience in retail collections and consumer lending. 

Brian Rigney, vice president of business development and strategy at CashStar, has an expanded role as vice president and general manager of business solutions. In his new role, Rigney will oversee all aspects of CashStar’s B2B business and its offerings.

Brenda Piecuch, who works at PeoplesChoice Credit Union, was promoted to vice president of compliance. Piecuch joined PeoplesChoice in 2009, adding to her 20-year career with financial institutions and public accounting. 

Kevin Bergeron was promoted to a lieutenant in the Lewiston Fire Department. Bergeron, of Lewiston, started his career as a firefighter in 1999 and has filled numerous assignments with the department. He will be stationed at the Main Street Station, Engine No. 5.


Hurley Travel Experts in Portland has opened an office in Naples, Fla. The travel management company’s new affiliate office will serve Southwest Florida with a focus on business travel, group travel and luxury vacation travel.

William Mitchell, senior vice president of Hurley Travel Experts who is a also a resident of Naples, will oversee the business there.


Kris Triglione was recently recognized as the Western Maine Board of Realtors 2011 Realtor of The Year. Triglione had been a Realtor since 2000 and serves as president of the Western Maine Board of Realtors. 

Twenty 2 Vodka was awarded a platinum medal in a recent consumer-judged tasting competition. The Houlton-based distiller received the medal for unflavored vodka in the 2011 Spirits International Prestige Awards in San Diego, Calif.