Allison Hughes joined Portland Monthly magazine as an account executive.

Most recently, she was the sales and development director for Wiser Living in Maine at Direct Display Publishing in Bath. Hughes has more than 20 years’ experience marketing large and small businesses.

 Wayne Keown joined Verrill Dana’s intellectual property group.

Keown is an experienced patent prosecutor with more than 25 years of experience practicing intellectual property law.


• Christopher Chicoine was promoted to senior vice president of technology services at TD Bank in Falmouth.

Chicoine, of Falmouth, has 27 years of experience as a senior technology leader, including seven years in banking. He joined TD Bank in 2007.


• Pamela Kinney Tozier, a longtime nurse at Maine Medical Center in Portland, was recognized by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses with its Best of JOGNN Award.

Tozier was recognized for her articl, “Colostrum Versus Formula Supplementation for Glucose Stabilization in Newborns of Diabetic Mothers.” She is an internationally certified lactation consultant and certified childbirth educator, who has worked in the labor and delivery unit at MMC for more than 35 years.

 William Haggett was selected by the Maine Maritime Museum as its 2014 Mariners Award recipient.

Haggett is chairman and chief executive officer of Pineland Farms Natural Meats and Pineland Farms Naturally Potatoes and former president and CEO of Bath Iron Works. He joined the Maine Maritime Museum Board of Trustees in 1987, served as chairman from 2008 to 2010 and was named trustee emeritus in 2012.


• Waynflete School named four new members to its board of trustees:

Cinda Joyce of Freeport joined the Waynflete faculty in 1990 as first- and second-grade teacher and later became a team leader for five years. Then, she served as director of the Lower School for 15 years. She also served on numerous committees including professional development, technology and diversity.

Deborah Shinn of Portland is a past president of the Waynflete Parents Association, served as head of the arts committee and has been active in various fundraising activities at the school. She has a strong background in museum work, having served for many years as curator of applied arts and design at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. She received two presidential design awards for exhibitions she curated at Cooper-Hewitt.

Tim Soley of Cape Elizabeth started the commercial real estate management company, East Brown Cow Management Inc., in 1989. In the last 25 years the business has grown to include a commercial portfolio of about 1 million square feet. Soley serves on the board and several committees of the nonprofit organization, The Opportunity Alliance, as well as on the board of E2Tech.

Jeffrey Troiano of Portland and Kennebunkport founded Charter Oak Capital Management, where he serves as managing partner and chief investment officer. He is president of Webhannet Golf Club and South Church Affordable Housing Project; treasurer of the Arundel Paddle Club; and co-chair of the 2014 Waynflete School Annual Fund.

• Cheverus High School has elected four members to its board of trustees:

Benjamin Buxton, a 2000 graduate of Cheverus, earned a degree from the University of Maine School of Law in 2011. He is an experienced political fundraiser and is the coordinator of Americorps Volunteers for LearningWorks.

Peggy Cianchette returns to the board after serving two consecutive three-year terms from 2006 to 2012. She and her husband, Eric Cianchette, own the Portland Regency Hotel in Portland as well as many other ventures in Maine and Florida.

Matthew Rogers, a 1987 grad, has been a portfolio manager and investment consultant for 22 years. He is currently senior vice president for wealth management for the Norton Rogers Investment Group. He also serves on several boards, including the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

The Rev. John Fagan will join the board this summer as an ex-officio member when he assumes his role as the superior of the Jesuits of Maine. Most recently, he served as chaplain and director of mission and identity and director of admissions at Nativity School of Worcester in Massachusetts.

• The Maine State Bar Association presented Lewiston attorney Matt Dyer with its John Ballou Award. He practices law with Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Lewiston.