• Jay Hargy joined R.W. Gillespie & Associates in Saco as a geotechnical engineer.

Hargy has experience in construction quality assurance, environmental assessments and hydrogeological studies.

• Camden National Bank recently named Nancy Tracy vice president and retail regional manager for the southern and central regions of Maine.

Tracy, of Sidney, has more than 15 years of banking experience. Most recently, she worked at TD Bank.


• Patricia Gratto and Laura Miller were promoted at cPort Credit Union in Portland.

Gratto was promoted to assistant branch manager.

She joined cPort as a teller in 2009 and was later promoted to member service representative.

Miller was promoted to marketing coordinator.

She joined the credit union in 2010 as executive assistant and was later promoted to marketing specialist.

• Christy Hillman, director of client services at Career Management Associates, will lead the company’s new practice area, Contract Staffing Solution.

Hillman is one of only 400 dually Certified Placement Consultants and Certified Temporary Specialists in the United States.


• Nancy McBrady, an environmental attorney with Preti Flaherty, joined the Nature Conservancy of Maine’s Board of Trustees.

McBrady joined Preti Flaherty in 2007.

• James Cohen, an attorney with Verrill Dana, LLP, was appointed to the steering committee for the Federal Communications Bar Association, New England Chapter.

Cohen is the chair of Verrill Dana’s telecommunications group and has extensive experience in the practice of telecommunications law.

Bill Knowles, a partner at Verrill Dana, was elected chairman of the board of directors of Pine Tree Legal Assistance.

Knowles has served on the board for 15 years.

• Sharon Millett, president of Coldwell Banker Millett Realty in Auburn, was recently appointed to the Realtor University Board of Regents.

• Doreen Bell, director of business systems at Tilson Technology Management, was appointed to chair the communications committee of the Maine Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association.

• Jonathan Berry was elected president of the Falmouth Economic Development Commission.

Berry, of Falmouth, is the managing partner of a local law firm, Berry & Dion, LLC. He also serves on Falmouth’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

Other officers include William Lunt III, vice president/secretary; Willie Audet Jr., treasurer; and Erik Wiberg, immediate past president.

• Scott Firmin, director of wastewater for the Portland Water District, was recently appointed to the Water Environment Federation’s collection systems committee.

Firmin, of Gorham, joined the water district nearly 11 years ago.

• Waynflete School named three new members to its board of trustees:

Krista Maywalt Aronson of Lewiston is an associate professor of psychology at Bates College.

Karen Burke of Cape Elizabeth is an active volunteer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Portland and in her community’s schools. She recently completed a term on the Cape Elizabeth School Board.

William Harwood of Yarmouth is an attorney at Verrill Dana, where he has devoted most of his 32-year career to representing energy companies and utilities before state and federal regulatory agencies.


• The following Preti Flaherty attorneys were named 2012 “Lawyers of the Year”:

Charles F. Dingman, Augusta, Maine Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year; Dennis C. Sbrega, Portland, Maine Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year; Peter S. Carlisle, Portland, Maine Sports Law Lawyer of the Year; Severin M. Beliveau, Augusta, Maine Government Relations Practice Lawyer of the Year, and Virginia E. Davis, Augusta, Maine Land Use & Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year.

• Nan Heald, the executive director of Pine Tree Legal Assistance, was honored earlier this month at the White House as a “Champion of Change” in the field of access to justice.

Heald became executive director of Pine Tree in 1990. Since then, the organization has expanded its legal services to diverse client populations and in new areas of law.

• Michael Dubyak, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Wright Express in South Portland, received the Robert R. Masterton Award for leadership in economic development from the Portland Regional Chamber.

• Kathryn Hopkins, University of Maine Extension educator in the Somerset Extension office in Skowhegan, was recognized with the distinguished service award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents.

Hopkins’ work involves maple producers of Maine. In 2003, she established the International Maple Grading School, where more than 150 producers have been certified.

• Carol and Bob Leone, founders of Teens To Trails, received The L.L. Bean Outdoor Heroes Award along with $5,000.

• Sixty-six lawyers from Pierce Atwood LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012.

According to this nationwide ranking, Pierce Atwood ranks first among Maine law firms for total number of listed attorneys in the state.

To see which attorneys made the list, go to

• The Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project presented Barbara Cardone of Bangor and Martha Novy-Broderick of Lincoln with the 2011 Louis Vafiades Award.

Cardone and Novy-Broderick were recognized for their volunteer efforts with the Penobscot Bar Association Clinic.

Forty businesses were recognized and honored Oct. 11 at the Best Places to Work in Maine awards ceremony.

The businesses will be profiled in a special publication by Mainebiz.

For more information on the companies that made the list, go to


• JSI Store Fixtures of Milo announced its recent acquisition of KMP Fixtures of Atlanta and Chicago.

The acquisition will enable JSI to provide new offerings to its customers, including an expanded assortmen of products such as pastry cases, refrigerated orchard bins and wine departments.

Dan Cassier, former president of KMP, will serve on JSI’s management team as the new director of design.