Stephanie Reed joined Patrons Oxford Insurance Co. in Auburn as a personal lines underwriter.

Reed has more than 10 years of underwriting experience. She has a degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Southern Maine.

Ward “Nick” Grant II joined SIS Bank as vice president of compliance, BSA, CRA and security.

Grant has more than 30 years of professional banking experience in audit, regulatory compliance, BSA, bank security and CRA. Most recently, he served as finance service regulatory compliance director/BSA-AML officer for Pay Flex Systems USA Inc., a division of Aetna.

 Mark Van Loan has rejoined WGTECH as a senior information technology consultant.

Van Loan has more than 30 years of IT experience, with expertise in IT management, sales engineering and installation project management. Most recently, he served in senior telecommunications and network management roles at Oxford Networks.

 Jennifer Wadsworth joined Allen Insurance and Financial as a customer service representative in its Camden office.

Wadsworth, of Union, is a graduate of South Hope Christian School. She has two years’ experience as an account manager for an insurance agency.


 Michael Deyling was promoted to vice president at CES Inc.

Deyling, co-founder and former president of Summit Environmental Consultants of Lewiston, joined CES in 2013 through an acquisition. He has 37 years of experience in hydro-geological consulting. He is based in the Lewiston office.

Scott Forbes was promoted to senior operations director at Criterium Engineers.

Forbes will oversee the company’s newest engineering services offering, quality assurance and risk management consulting for the construction industry.

He has been in the construction industry for more than 25 years.


 Gene Lynch II and Steven St. Pierre have taken leadership posts on the TAMC Board of Trustees.

Lynch, of Mapleton, president and owner of Lynox Welding Supply and Lynox Cleaning Systems, was elected chair. He joined the board in 2007.

St. Pierre, of Presque Isle, vice president and senior relationship manager for Key Bank NA, was elected vice chair. He joined the board in 2012

 Gayle Brazeau, Ph.D., and Rep. Barry Hobbins joined the board of directors for Hospice of Southern Maine.

Brazeau is dean and professor in the University of New England’s College of Pharmacy. She is also an editor for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and serves on several editorial advisory boards for other scientific journals.

Hobbins represents part of Saco in the Maine House. Hobbins served five consecutive House terms followed by five consecutive terms as state senator. He is a practicing attorney with an office in Saco. He is also part owner of the Maine Red Claws.


 P&C Insurance of Biddeford was recognized by Frankenmuth Insurance as a “Preferred” partner with the insurance carrier.

The agency was honored for its outstanding performance in several areas, including insurance volume, partnership, growth, accounting practices and claims handling.

P&C Insurance and its staff have ranked among the top 15 percent of all agencies representing the insurance company.

 Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse was named Best Lighthouse Lodging by Down East magazine as part of its annual readers’ poll.

The “Best of Maine” awards give readers the chance to nominate the Maine people, places and things that mean the most to them.

For the first time, the two Cuckolds islands off Boothbay Harbor, are open to guests for stays, tours and other activities.


 The Validation Institute has certified Linda Riddell to evaluate wellness and other health intervention impacts .She has been the principal of Health Economy LLC in Cape Elizabeth for 11 years.