• Sergio Gaddar joined WBRC Architects/Engineers as project manager of its Portland office. Gaddar has extensive experience on projects across many sectors, including health care, hospitality, educational, residential and mixed use.

• Vanessa Pelzer Bell has founded Maine Adult Guardianship Services LLC. She had worked as a project director at the University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service advocating for systemic changes in guardianship policy and practice.

• Katie Gagnon joined ModernPest Services of Brunswick as an administrative manager. Gagnon was previously an accountant for The RAM Companies in Scarborough. Prior to that, she was employed by Maine Distilleries LLC in Freeport.

• Danielle Amerault joined Golden Pond Wealth Management as an administrative assistant. Amerault, of Albion, most recently worked for a local computer technical support company. She served in the U.S. Army for four years prior to moving to Maine.

• Sean Ireland has joined North Yarmouth Academy as director of institutional advancement. Ireland, of Peaks Island, was previously with Demont Associates as a consulting associate.

Jack Hardy was hired at NYA as director of athletics. Hardy, of Cumberland, was previously assistant principal in the Falmouth school system.

• Mark Sutton joined Biddeford Savings as a vice president, senior residential loan officer. Sutton, of Kennebunkport, previously worked at Residential Mortgage Services Inc., where he served as vice president of compliance.

• Jennifer Arnold and Paul Collins joined Androscoggin Bank. Arnold was hired as an assistant vice president, business and government services. She previously worked at TD Bank. Collins was hired as a vice president and commercial loan officer. Collins had worked at People’s United Bank. They will both be based at the bank’s location in Portland.

• Andrew Webster was hired by Dr. Newton’s Naturals as a supervisor of its inbound sales management team. Webster spent the past four years living in Hawaii, where he pursued fashion and beauty photography. Webster has 35 years of sales and marketing experience.

• Julie Allaire was hired as grant writer for The Iris Network. Allaire’s work will focus on generating revenue for the organization’s programs by developing grant proposals and other revenue sources.

• Brian Jacobs was hired by Landry/French Construction as a site superintendent for the Backyard Farms New Research and Development Center in Madison. Jacobs had worked as a project superintendent with Wright-Ryan Construction for the past five years. Prior to that, he was a project engineer at Consigli Construction.

• Kelsey Goldsmith was hired as a media relations manager at Broadreach Public Relations in Portland. Goldsmith, of Portland, previously served on the staff of retiring U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe.

• Mike Cullinan joined the staff at Sullivan Tire.  Cullinan, of Gorham, has worked in the tire and service industry for 29 years.


• Aisha Hixon joined The Iris Network as a vision rehabilitation therapy intern. Since 2010, Hixon has served as community connections project coordinator for The Iris Network.

• Mac McKeown was promoted to a safety resource manager CCB, Inc. in Westbrook. McKeown, of Lewiston, joined the company in 2011 as an environmental health and safety engineer. McKeown has more than 14 years of related experience and 30 years of shipbuilding and construction experience.

• Michel Caouette was promoted to a principal at BerryDunn, a CPA and management consulting firm. Caouette has worked in the accounting field for more than 15 years. He has a strong technical background in tax preparation, with a focus on construction, telecommunications, and professional services industries.

• Amy Holland was named executive director of the World Affairs Council of Maine. Holland joined the council two years ago as an administrative director. She previously worked and volunteered for several nonprofit organizations and served as staff to the Maine State Legislature.


• John Corwin was appointed to serve as interim executive director of the Institute for Global Ethics. Corwin has led 10 nonprofit organizations through leadership transition during the past decade. He has more than 30 years of nonprofit management experience.

• Sue Hadiaris of Saco was elected to the board of directors for Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution. Hadiaris and her husband, Leon, have owned and operated the Saco Dairy Queen for over 25 years. Hadiaris also serves as vice president of planning and development and chief planning officer at Southern Maine Medical Center.