• Sara Hellstedt joined Murray, Plumb & Murray as an associate attorney. Hellstedt of North Yarmouth most recently practiced law at Drummond Woodsum.

• Jennifer Williams was hired at Blais Civil Engineers. Williams specializes in providing comprehensive site design and redevelopment, highway and roadway design, transportation planning, construction specification writing and management, municipal peer review services, and state and local permitting.

• Catherine Saltz was named area controller of New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland. Saltz of Westbrook has more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting, including 16 years as a chief financial officer.

• Kippy Rudy was named executive director of One Longfellow Square. Rudy of Bath has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit arts management in Maine. She has held key positions at several major Portland arts institutions such as PORTopera, Portland Stage, and the Portland Museum of Art.

• Benjamin Genes was hired at GEI Consultants Inc. as a vice president and senior consultant at its Portland office. Genes has 31 years of experience in environmental engineering. He previously was senior vice president at AECOM for five years.

• Mark Ferguson joined The Progress Center as the manager of children’s services. Ferguson of Lewiston has worked as child care director at the Bath YMCA, as case manager at Child Development Services and as supervisor at Androscoggin Head Start.

• Matthew Camp took a sales position for Yarmouth Boat Yard operating from the Kennebunkport Marina. In 2009, Camp started his own company, MMC Consulting LLC, which works with boat builders, boat yards and marinas to provide education and greener products.

• Lauren Scribner was hired as an administrative and finance support specialist at Cheverus High School. Scribner of Portland was previously at Unum.

Wendy Mercier of Lewiston also joined Cheverus as its finance assistant. She was previously with R.C. & Sons Paving, Inc. in Lewiston.

The Portland Water District hired two new environmental educators. Carina Brown of Portland joined PWD after a summer internship leading salt marsh ecology tours at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. Meghan Rounds of Portland is back with the PWD for a second year. She authors the Sebago Reflections blog.

• James Cline Sr. was hired as a sales and leasing consultant at Prime Toyota in Saco. Cline of Gorham is a veteran of the Marine Corps who served in Afghanistan in 2010 as an infantry soldier in the Army National Guard.

• Chris Turner joined Dead River Company as the new senior manager of business applications and project management. Turner was previously vice president for information technology at Brunswick-based Downeast Energy.

• Nathan Cotnoir joined Camden National Bank as vice president, commercial banking officer. Cotnoir of Augusta has a decade of banking and commercial lending experience. Most recently, he served as vice president of commercial lending for The Bank of Maine.

Elliott Barry joined Camden National Bank as vice president, commercial banking. Barry of Yarmouth has more than 11 years of experience in the financial services and commercial banking industries. Most recently, he served as vice president, relationship manager for People’s United Bank in Portland.


• Susan Lewis Hodgkins, a senior commercial portfolio and administrative manager at Bangor Savings Bank, was promoted to senior vice president. During her tenure with the bank, Hodgkins of Rockport also served as a commercial relationship manager.

• Miklos Van Halen was promoted to senior director of product engineering and Christopher Siegel was promoted to director of technology at Goold Health Services. Van Halen joined GHS more than four years ago and Siegel started there over five years ago.


• Sean Martin, vice president of Bath Savings Trust Company, attained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Martin of Topsham joined the trust company in 2001 after completing his degree in business administration at Bryant University.


• Kevin Kayne joined the board of directors at the Kids First Center. Kayne works remotely from Portland as director of creative strategy for the Stamford, Conn.-based company Crius Energy.

• Darla Jewett joined the 15-member Emerge Maine board of directors. Jewett of Arrowsic is an expert facilitator with extensive background in strategic planning.