Steve Ford and Bethany Courchene joined Chad Little Outdoor Power Equipment in South Portland.

Ford was hired as an outside salesman. He has more than 20 years of experience in outdoor power equipment sales.

Courchene was hired to assist with marketing, equipment and parts sales.

Jody Harris and Joel Johnson joined the Maine Center for Economic Policy as policy analysts.

Harris has worked at the Maine State Planning Office for the past 17 years, since 2004 as director of program services.

Johnson had worked as an economist at the Maine State Planning Office, where he served as project leader for the annual report to the Legislature on state and local government finances.


Robert H. Lenox, M.D., a professor of pharmacology and clinical neurosciences at the University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, was appointed to the National Institutes of Health National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse.

The Maine Health Access Foundation has elected three new members to its board of trustees:

Constance Adler, M.D., is a family practice physician from Farmington, where she has provided obstetrical and primary care for the past 20 years. She is lead physician at Franklin Health Women’s Care.

Roy Hitchings Jr. served as the president and chief executive officer of Pen Bay Healthcare and Pen Bay Medical Center.

Tony Marple is the vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Mercy Hospital in Portland.


Camden National Corp. announced it has been named to Forbes’ list of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America – the only Maine-based company on the list. The organization was evaluated along with more than 8,000 other companies traded on U.S. exchanges by GMI Ratings.