• H. Parker Sowles joined the sales team at Morong Falmouth VW, Mazda, Porsche & Audi in Falmouth.

Sowles recently moved back to Maine from Seattle, Wash., where he worked at Auburn Volkswagen. He is a third generation member of Morong.

John Phillips also joined Morong as a sales representative. Phillips, of Falmouth, was recently employed at UNUM, where he worked in the Internet technology department.

• Patti Foden was hired as a program coordinator for Encore Leadership Corps. Foden, of Cape Elizabeth, has more than 20 years of training and leadership development experience in both business and nonprofit organizations.

Carol Hammond joined the company as a marketing coordinator. Hammond, of South Portland, has worked as a marketing consultant for several organizations across the state, including Goodwill Industries of Northern New England and MaineHealth. She lives in South Portland.

• Mark Gosline joined Timber Trading Group as an account manager for Maine. Gosline has extensive experience in the building materials industry. Most recently, he was Northeast sales manager for American Forest Products.

• Kathleen B. Davis was named vice president for enrollment management at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish. Davis recently served as director of graduate admission at St. John’s University in New York City.

• Dora Leav joined Hall Internet Marketing as a paid search marketer. Leav spent the past seven years working with a print-turned-digital advertising firm, where she obtained her AdWords Certification.

• The University of Maine at Machias has hired three faculty members.

Karen Beeftink, a native of the Chicago area, joined UMM as an assistant professor of environmental recreation and tourism management. She recently completed her Ph.D. in recreation, park and tourism management at Pennsylvania State University.

Michael Fish, a native of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, was hired as assistant professor of mathematics education. Fish previously taught mathematics at public schools in Fairfax County, Va.

Uriah Anderson, a native of Borden, Ind., joined the staff as an assistant professor of psychology. Anderson recently completed his Ph.D. in social psychology at Arizona State University.

• Daniel Heselton joined The Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough as manager of the rehabilitation department. Heselton, of South Berwick, is a 1993 graduate of UNE. He has several years of experience working with a home care company.

• Nicolle Meyer was named an account director for Shamrock Sports & Entertainment. Meyer was most recently director of marketing, sponsorship and community relations with the South Bend Silver Hawks, a Single A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

• Stephen J. Tall was named president and chief executive officer of Acadia Trust, N.A., Camden National Corporation’s wealth management subsidiary. Tall will be based at Acadia Trust’s Portland headquarters and will coordinate all of Acadia Trust’s investment and trust services throughout the state. He recently served as a strategic consultant to several investment firms across the country and was formerly an executive with the Burnett Companies in Fort Worth, Texas.

• Brian Casalinova was hired as a business development manager for Building Solutions LLC in Oxford. Casalinova, of Auburn, was previously operations manager at Twin City Times in Auburn.

• Bobby Woods joined Prime Ford in Saco as a sales and leasing consultant. Woods, of Scarborough, had worked in the construction industry for many years as a homebuilder.

• Megan Pelletier has joined Preval Group, a direct brand marketing company in Portland, as a design and new media specialist.

Pelletier recently graduated from Southern Maine Community College with a degree in communications and new media concentrated in digital imaging.

Alisia Leavitt also joined Preval Group as the social media manager. She was previously with Lee Auto Mall.

• Daniel J. Pike was named store manager of TD Bank on Waterman Drive in South Portland. Pike, of South Portland, has eight years of experience in retail and commercial banking. Prior to joining TD Bank, he was branch manager at Key Bank in South Portland.

• Danielle Ewing joined BerryDunn, CPAs and Management Consultants as a senior consultant in the firm’s government consulting group. Ewing will focus on providing consulting services to assist clients in their efforts related to health care reform and health information technology.

• Andrea Parker joined Diversified Business Communications as a sales representative.


• The University of Maine at Machias promoted the following faculty members.

Bernie Vinzani was named associate professor of art and book arts. He began teaching at UMM in 1988 and is also director of the UMM Art Galleries and the Book Arts Studio.

Heather Ball was named assistant professor of special education for a two-year appointment. Ball recently completed her doctorate in special education from the University of Maine. She has taught at UMM since 2002.

Tora Johnson was named an instructor of geographic information systems and director of the GIS Service Center. Johnson began teaching at UMM in 2004 and has served as director of the GIS laboratory and service center since 2008.

• Scott Oxley, EMHS vice president and chief accounting officer and interim chief financial officer, was named senior vice president for support services at Affiliated Healthcare Systems. Oxley will provide operational leadership and guide the growth strategies for the majority of AHS’ operating companies and joint ventures. He has been with EMHS for more than 18 years.

• James Bradley, who works at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College, was promoted to staff associate for teacher education and student success. Bradley has been with USM since 1999.

• Michelle Prejean, who works at Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, was promoted to a retail loan underwriting officer and project facilitator. Prejean, of Hollis, joined the bank in 2000 as a part-time receptionist in the loan department. She was later promoted to a credit analyst, then a loan underwriter and facilitator in 2003.

• Robin Worden was promoted to vice president and portfolio manager in commercial lending at TD Bank in Portland. Worden, of Saco, has 11 years of experience in banking and lending. She joined TD Bank in 1999 as a commercial loan administrator and served as a commercial credit analyst before joining the commercial real estate division in 2010 as an assistant vice president and commercial real estate analyst.


• Cumberland County Manager Peter Crichton was elected to a two-year term as president of the National Association of County Administrators, the professional association for county administrators nationwide.

• Anne Romano was recently named president of the Maine Society of CPAs. Romano has been a practicing CPA since 1991.

Dewey Martin was named president-elect. Martin serves as director of the School of Accounting at Husson University in Bangor.

Elizabeth McGlinn was appointed to the American Institute of CPA’s 2011 Leadership Academy.


• The Kittery Point Yacht Yard and Susan Swanton of the Maine Marine Trades Association were recognized by the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association at its annual conference in July in New Bedford, Mass.

Kittery Point Yacht Yard received its award for rebuilding the business after a crippling fire in 2008.

Swanton, the executive director of the marine trades association, received her award for helping to create and implement the Maine Marine Trades Apprenticeship Program, the Maine Clean Boatyards and Marinas Program, and other environmental initiatives in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

• Fringe Hair Art, a hair salon in Kennebunkport, was recognized as one of the 2011 top 100 salons in the country by Elle magazine. Fringe Hair Art was featured in the August issue of Elle, along with 99 other top salons across the United States.

• Cianbro Corp. was recently honored by AARP as one of its 2011 Best Employers for Workers Over 50.

Cianbro, located in Pittsfield, was recognized for policies toward older workers, including its Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle Programs and its use of senior placement agencies to target mature workers and retirees. The company also rehires its retirees to train new employees.

The 50 winners — as well as 15 AARP International Best Employers — were honored at a dinner Sept. 13 in Chicago. The top 10 best employers this year will be profiled in the November issue of AARP.

• Colleen Hilton, chief executive officer at VNA Home Health & Hospice, a nonprofit organization that serves more than 3,000 clients each year, was recently recognized by MaineBiz as one of five Women to Watch. Hilton, who also serves as the mayor of Westbrook, has been CEO of VNA Home Health & Hospice since 2002, leading a team of 136 employees.

• Long Lake Marina was recognized as a leader in excellent customer service for 2011. James Davenport, sales manager of Long Lake Marina, was presented the award at the 2011 Tige Dealer Awards Banquet.

• Barry A. Tibbetts, town manager of Kennebunk, was presented with the Linc Stackpole Manager-of-the-Year Award at the annual Maine Town and City Management Association conference last month. Tibbetts was recognized for his efforts in the reconstruction of Kennebunk’s Main Street and renegotiating the waste disposal contract with Maine Energy Recovery.

• Matthew Ellis of The Pinkham/Champoux Insurance Agency in Farmingdale was recently honored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors for his dedication and leadership in the industry. Ellis was awarded a certificate of achievement, recognizing five consecutive years of active affiliation with the society.

• Jesse Thompson, an architect with Kaplan Thompson Architects, was recognized in the myMarvin Architect’s Challenge, an annual contest that recognizes the best in architecture. Thompson was honored for designing a classic farmhouse in Sweden that featured a steeply pitched gable roof, double-hung windows, cedar shingles and clapboard.