Residential Mortgage Services Inc. in South Portland hired the following people to its leadership team:

Erin Cornwell joined as chief operating officer. Cornwell brings more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of mortgage operations. Prior to joining RMS, she served as national operations manager with RBS Citizens in Rhode Island.

Chip LeBlanc joined as senior vice president human resources. Most recently, he was the director of compensation and retirement plans at Delhaize America, parent company of Hannaford Bros. Co.

Charlie Hurdman joined as director of marketing. He has held senior marketing and brand management leadership roles at Unum, Hannaford and Martin’s Point Healthcare.

 Fred Lincoln Avery M.D. and Christopher Motyl D.O. joined Maine Medical Center.

Avery and Maine Medical Center’s physician practice Maine Medical Partners teamed up to launch MMP Orthopedics – Division of Sports Medicine. Avery was previously with Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, a practice he opened in 2008.

Motyl joined Maine Medical Center as a pediatric hospitalist at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. He completed his residency at MMC, where he served as chief resident in pediatrics.


 The World Affairs Council of Maine recently elected the following new members to its board of directors: Abigail Carroll, owner and founding farmer at Nonesuch Oysters; Brenda Garrand, founder and chief executive officer of Garrand; and Andrea Stanley Hester, a former writer/editor for Harvard University’s president and a volunteer with the council.

The board of directors elected the following officers: Tim Honey, president; Maureen Hurley, first vice president; John Doughty, second vice president; Gordon Erikson Jr., treasurer; Kimberly McLaughlin, assistant treasurer; Lynne Houle, secretary; and Julie Nye, assistant secretary.


 Elliott + Elliott Architecture has received a Citation Award from the Maine Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the design of the private residence “House on a Cove.”

The jury, comprising five distinguished architects from Montreal, remarked that “this house is reminiscent of the best work of the 1950s but it’s all new.” The project team included Bruce Norelius, partner-in-charge; J.T. Loomis, project architect; Becker Structural Engineers; Peter Knuppel Lighting Design; and Jon D. Woodward & Sons, general contractor.

 Clifford Gilpin, outgoing president of the World Affairs Council of Maine, received the Bea Chapman Minott Award in recognition of his contributions to the organization.

 Susan Pye celebrated her 10-year anniversary with Merrill Lynch. Pye, of Portland, joined Merrill Lynch in 2004.