Nick Cormier joined Broadreach Public Relations as an operations coordinator.

Cormier, of Old Orchard Beach, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the firm, including financial and facilities operations and vendor management. He previously worked at L.L. Bean and Bates College.

 Kevin Rees joined iCST as a recruiter with more than five years of experience in the industry.

Rees spent two years in sales for PSAV at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. He also worked as a recruiter for Randstad Technologies in New York City and as a development manager at the Rectory School in Pomfret, Connecticut.


• Jillian Kanter was promoted to assistant account executive at Broadreach Public Relations.

Kanter, of Portland, joined the firm in 2013 as an executive assistant. In her new role, she will be responsible for executing media relations strategies, copywriting and continuing to support client work. Previously, she interned at two public relations firms in the Boston area.

 Adrian LeClair was promoted at the Maine Water Co. to superintendent of its Skowhegan, Oakland and Hartland divisions.

LeClair, of Skowhegan, joined the company in 1997 on the distribution crew, and was promoted to foreman in 2004. He recently completed the yearlong management course for water and wastewater personnel with its focus on training the next generation of water managers. He will oversee all aspects of the three water systems, including distribution, water treatment, customer and community relations, and will lead a team of five other employees.


• Greg Jamison, vice president of Underwriting at MEMIC, received the Maine Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society’s 2014 Lee G. Allen President’s Award of Excellence.

Jamison was selected for his success at MEMIC and his work in the industry such as helping to create the risk management and insurance track within the School of Business at the University of Southern Maine.”

 Sebasco Harbor Resort has received a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

The award, given annually by the world’s largest travel site, recognizes hospitality excellence and is given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence recipients are located all over the world and represent the top 10 percent of businesses listed on the site.

 John Hanson Jr. and Polly Saltonstall, supporters of the Penobscot Marine Museum, were both recognized at its annual gala and auction.

Hanson is the founder and publisher of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine. Saltonstall is editor in chief of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors. They are longtime friends and supporters of the museum.

• Dr. Mark Henschke, an internist specialist, was recently recognized by Vitals with a Top Ten Doctor in Your Neighborhood Award.

Of an estimated 870,000 active doctors, Henschke is among the top 1 percent who have received this honor from their patients in 2014.

• Husson University was honored by the Maine International Trade Center as Service Provider of the Year.

The university was recognized for its participation in the 2013 State of Maine Trade Mission to Mexico and Colombia. Husson currently enrolls 33 foreign students from 20 different countries and is an active leader/mentor in MITC’s StudyMaine program.

In addition to bringing students from other countries to Maine, Husson University also promotes travel study opportunities.

 Harold Pachios, a founding partner of Preti Flaherty, was recently honored for his efforts to promote access to justice for Mainers.

Pachios has been a leader in Maine’s legal community for more than 30 years. He served as Associate White House Press Secretary under President Johnson, and was a key staffer in Sen. Edmund Muskie’s vice presidential campaign. He also assisted the task force that wrote the federal legislation creating the Office of Equal Opportunity, helping to develop legislation to launch Head Start, VISTA, Job Corps, and civil legal aid to the poor, among other programs.

Pachios’ practice has focused on corporate, legislative, environmental and international law.


• The new Courtyard by Marriott in Portland’s Old Port is now open.

The downtown hotel has three meeting rooms, a fitness room, valet parking and an indoor pool.