Wendy Harlan joined Unum’s law department as an assistant vice president and senior counsel.

Harlan will provide legal support to the company’s underwriting, sales and services teams. She has 17 years of law experience. Most recently, she was associate general counsel at Idexx Laboratories and a shareholder at the law firm of Bernstein Shur.

 Kendray Rodrigues joined YMCA of Southern Maine as a camp director at its Otter Pond Camp in Standish.

Rodrigues previously worked for Bonney Staffing Center as a talent and training coordinator. Before that, she was the summer program educator at Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation in Freeport.


 Nancy Johnson was promoted to vice president of business operations and compliance in Unum’s law department. Most recently, she was the vice president of contract, compliance and filing. Johnson also worked for the State of Maine Bureau of Insurance for 17 years.

Michelle Bryer was promoted to assistant vice president of internal claims audit. Most recently, she was a claims director in special benefits. Bryer has been at Unum for 16 years.

 The Maine Technology Institute made two changes to its leadership team:

Suzanne Hamlin was appointed interim director of its business ventures group. Currently, Hamlin heads the Transformative Knowledge Group, a Portland firm that provides a wide variety of business analysis and planning. She has been working with MTI since 2004 as a member of the SBIR/STTR Technical Assistance Program group.

Joseph Migliaccio was named director of business development. He has been with MTI since its founding in 1999 and served as the director of the business ventures group.


 St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion was recognized with the 2014 Innovation of the Year Award from LeadingAge Maine/New Hampshire.

The center was chosen for its development and implementation of a specialized staff education program on its new state-of-the-art Specialty Care Rehab Suite, a 12-bed rehabilitation unit treating individuals with medically complex conditions.

 Amie Parker of Bates College and Susan Ouellette of Kleinschmidt Associates won top awards for their work in human resources in Maine businesses.

Ouellette won the Human Resources Leader of the Year Award. Parker earned the Human Resources Volunteer of the Year Award

Ouellette is manager of human resources. Parker is the employment manager.

 Peter Kowalski of John F. Murphy Homes was recognized with the Ethics in Business Award.

The company has provided services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder since the 1950s.

The award was developed by the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club, working collaboratively with Kaplan University in 2012.

 Daniel Daigneault, who has served as president and chief executive officer of The First N.A. for 20 years, celebrated the bank’s 150th anniversary as a nationally chartered bank May 30.


 Keith Taylor, a senior environmental geologist at St.Germain Collins, was appointed by Gov. Paul LePage to the Board of Certified Geologists and Soil Scientists.

Taylor has 27 years of experience as a consulting geologist in Maine.