• Stacey Young joined University Credit Union as manager of its Bangor branch. Young, of Bangor, most recently worked at Bangor Savings Bank as assistant vice president and branch manager of its Old Town and Orono branches.

• Thomas Faiella joined Skelton, Taintor & Abbott as an associate attorney. Faiella is admitted to practice law in Maine and will soon be admitted to practice in Massachusetts.

• Tim Koster was hired as a public affairs associate at Maine Maritime Academy. Koster lives in the Portland area.

• Keely Felton joined Strategic Energy Group as a project administrator. Felton previously held leadership roles with community development organizations.

Baker Newman Noyes, one of the nation’s top 200 accounting firms, hired the following individuals:

Adam Aucoin was hired as a staff member in the tax department. Aucoin previously worked at an accounting firm in Bangor.

Nora Antonio, Jacob Day, Brooke Freeman and Eric Leveille joined the staff in the audit department.

Antonio graduated with a degree in business administration from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.

Day earned his degree in accounting and finance from the University of Maine, Orono.

Freeman has degrees in business administration and a master’s degree in administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Leveille has degrees in biology and radiation sciences, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from Thomas College.

• Rick Bagnall, of Allen Insurance and Financial, has obtained his license to sell property and casualty insurance in Maine. Bagnall started with Allen Insurance and Financial in 2006 as a voluntary benefits specialist.

• Dean Waterman joined Camden National Bank as vice president, commercial banking officer. Waterman, of Portland, has 17 years of lending experience, most recently serving as vice president and business banking relationship manager for Key Bank in Lewiston.

• Kevin Kavookjian, M.D., was recently named a medical director for Health Affiliates Maine. Kavookjian was most recently the chief of psychiatry at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. He is currently on staff at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

• Ellen Sherwood, of Portland, was hired at The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery in Falmouth as an assistant to the director. She attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2011, where she studied documentary photography.

The Telling Room hired Hakim Kodi to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer for an eight-month position. Kodi will work in southern Maine and serve English language learners through mentoring, school skills support and community engagement.


• Jill Robinson was named a customer manager for Computer Solutions. Robinson, of Cushing, started working there in May 2012 as a junior computer technician.

• Diane Green and Billi Blanchard were promoted at Katahdin Trust Co.

Green was named vice president. She has been affiliated with Katahdin Trust for 20 years.

Blanchard was promoted to a trainer. She joined Katahdin Trust’s training department in 2011, after a brief career in insurance sales and service.


Bath Savings Institution recognized the following employees for exceptional service and commitment to customer relationships.

Casey Bedard, of online services, earned the Internal Customer Service Award for supporting co-workers and getting them the information needed to succeed. Mary Frank, of the Freeport branch, won the Tellers Exceptional Service Award for providing front line service to the bank’s customers. Amanda Coffin, of the Falmouth branch, won the Exceptional Customer Service Representative for excelling as a new account staff member.

The 2012 Neighbor to Neighbor Award went to Linda Blackman, of the Damariscotta branch, who was recognized for her work with the Special Olympics and the American Cancer Society.

The Relationship Builder Award went to the Bath branch for its many longtime customer relationships.

The accounting group earned a Smooth Sailing Award for its behind-the-scenes work to help clients. The team at the Freeport branch received the Customer Care Award for the extra ways they show that customers are important.

• Kevin Robert, sales manager of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Kennebunk & Saco, was recently honored with the prestigious President’s Council award. Robert was one of 72 President’s Council managers from the Northeast and Eastern Seaboard regions invited to Mohonk Mountain House to enjoy two days of networking, celebration, education and relaxation. The managers attended panel discussions and guest speaker presentations, and enjoyed the rustic location’s amenities such as its spa, hiking and golf.

• Vreeland Marketing & Design of Yarmouth was honored by the Maine Public Relations Council for excellence in public relations and communications at the 2012 Golden Arrow Awards. The agency was awarded Best in Show for the website redesign of Lewiston shoe manufacturer Rancourt & Co.

• Lt. Tim D. Hardy, of the Farmington Fire Rescue, was awarded the Maine Fire Instructor of the Year. Hardy is also an instructor with the Maine Fire Service Institute.

• Karen Rich was named Maine’s 2012 Broker of the Year by the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors. Rich is a broker and vice president at Cardente Real Estate. Some of her more notable transactions include the $15 million sale of the Custom House Garage in Portland and the redevelopment and leasing of the retail corridors off Western Avenue and Gorham Road.


• Ecomaine was awarded certification from the Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series 18001 at all three of its facilities: single sort recycling, waste-to-energy, and ashfill/landfill. To retain the international certification, their facilities must continuously pass rigorous inspections every six months.

• Maine Veterans’ Home was recognized for its commitment to excellence in long-term care by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

“This award is certainly an honor to receive and it directly reflects the dedication and passion the home’s staff has for caring for the area’s veterans,” Maureen Carland, administrator, said in a press release. “Providing outstanding quality care is what we are all about and this award means so much to so many people at the home.”

Crossroads, a nonprofit agency offering comprehensive treatment for addiction and behavioral health with a gender-specific focus, recently dedicated its residential facility in Windham to Darcy Boulton. The facility will now be known as the Boulton Center for Women and Children. Darcy Boulton retired after more than 20 years at Crossroads. She first came to Crossroads as a client, and she left as director of administrative services.

• Carlene Fassett, a site assistant at Wright-Ryan, was awarded the construction planning and management constructors scholarship by the Associated General Contractors of Maine. Fassett has been with Wright-Ryan since 2010

• Tidestone Solutions, a business specializing in accounting software solutions, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Center for Women & Enterprise. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

• Anthony Barrasso, of Anthony’s Italian Kitchen, was given a proclamation for his dedication and service to the Portland restaurant scene for 20 years. Barrasso opened his restaurant on Middle Street on Sept. 8, 1992, after relocating to Maine from Boston.


Simmons Ardell, a South Portland-based communication design firm, has been engaged by the University of Maine School of Law to provide branding and design services.