The following individuals joined Runyon Kersteen Ouellette accounting firm in South Portland: Chris Albert of Scarborough, Megan Hamilton of Gorham and Josh Kochis of Portland, were hired as assistant accountants. Jodie Heal of Warren was hired as a senior accountant; Lisa Dunbar of Raymond and Jeffrey Raab of Rochester, N.H., were hired as managers. 

• Alexandra Keeley joined Diversified Business Communications as a receptionist. Keeley is a recent graduate of Hofstra University. 

• Erin Feltes, Kimberly Pacelli and Rodney Lake joined Drummond Woodsum as attorneys to the firm. Feltes is a new member of the firm’s public sector group specializing in school law. Pacelli is working in the Portland office with several practice groups: trial services, business services and public sector. Lake practices tax law in the Portland office, focusing primarily on structuring business transactions, advising nonprofit entitles, and resolving tax controversies. 

• Amber Dodge was hired as a development coach at Maine Winter Sports Center. In recent years, she has worked summers in Switzerland for an outdoor adventure company and as a certified yoga instructor. She also spent winters at the Aspen Cross Country Ski Center and coached the development team for the Aspen Valley Ski Club. 

The following individuals were hired at Creative Work Systems of Portland, Saco and Auburn: Rosendo Colomar was hired as a residential manager; Jennifer Palumbo as a training coordinator; and Pat Marshall as an accounts payable clerk. Christina LeBel, Heather Ripley, Angel Christian, Jamie LaFollette, Brittany Prill, Kylie Curtis, Anthony Dorazio, Marie Libby, Alisa Billharz, Jan Cloutier, BettyAnn Richard, Jane Stanley, Jennifer Marks, Anthony David, Jessica Beckwith, Isaac Shainblum and Tina Jordan were hired as life skills coaches. 

• Karen Perry and Anthony Mellon joined Norway Savings Bank. Perry was hired as a vice president and manager of its Congress Street branch in Portland. She has more than 30 years of retail banking experience. Most recently, she served as a branch manager for another financial institution in the market. Mellon was hired as vice president of commercial lending. He has more than 35 years of retail and commercial banking experience. 


• Nova Ewers was promoted to manager of business development and marketing at Beach Glass Transitions, LLC. Ewers was formerly the administrator and marketing manager. She has been with the company for the past two years.


• Judy Crosby, owner of DaVinci Experience, was named Portland chapter chair of the Maine Women’s Network. Kelly Busby, CPA, of Honeck & O’Toole in Portland was named treasurer. The following people were also appointed to the board: Carolyn Holman of Portland; Marianne Russo, owner of Nellie’s Tea & Gifts in Scarborough; Jean Montesano, owner of Doggie Safe N Dry in Cape Elizabeth; Mary Keefe, senior care specialist at Elder Living Solutions, LLC in Saco; and Paula Birmingham, financial adviser at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC in Portland. 


• Becky McKinnell, president and founder of iBec Creative, was recognized with the prestigious Stevie Award for Women in Business Best Young Entrepreneur.

She is the first woman from Maine to receive the award.