Matthew Hoffner joined InterSpec Inc. as a board-appointed chairman and acting managing director.

Hoffner is a board member and past chairman of the Maine Venture Fund, one of the principal shareholders of InterSpec. He has 10 years’ experience as a manager for Exxon Corp.

 Tammy Kalmbach joined MaineToday Media as a senior accountant.

Kalmbach, of Westbrook, was previously a staff accountant, senior accountant and corporate accounting manager for Eagle Point Cos.

Lisa Hood of Winslow also joined MTM as an account executive and media consultant in central Maine. She will work from the Morning Sentinel office in Waterville.

She was previously an office and sales manager for Insulation Solutions Inc.

 Derek Molliver, Ph.D., joined the University of New England as an associate professor.

Molliver brings experience as an independent investigator in the pain field, and will contribute to UNE’s growing pain research program.

Previously, he served as an assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition with a secondary appointment in neurobiology.


 Gilles Letourneau was promoted to president and chief executive officer of InterSpec Inc. a provider of BIM integrated construction specification software and services.

Letourneau co-founded InterSpec Inc. and previously served as chief technology officer. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.

 Maine Savings recently selected three people to open its new branch on College Avenue in Old Town.

Josh Howes of Bangor was named branch manager. Howes joined Maine Savings nine years ago.

Karen-Ann Ellis of Carmel was named a member service representative/loan officer. Ellis has completed the certified teller specialist training, IRA-Basics, lending training, and will soon participate in supervisor training.

Kristen Brasslett of Brewer was also named a member service representative/loan officer. She began her career with the credit union in 2010 as a teller. Brasslett has completed the certified teller specialist course, IRA-Basics, new accounts training, and the consumer lending course.


 Michael Simonds, president and chief executive officer of Unum US, was chosen to lead United Way’s Campaign and Resource Development Council.

As chair, Simonds will lead in the development and implementation of United Way’s campaign and year-round resource development strategies.

Simonds is supported by eight other campaign and resource development council members:

Sean Dugan, director of system, MaineHealth; Joan Fischer, advancement officer, University of New England; Shawn Gorman, chairman of L.L. Bean board; Sterling Kozlowski, Maine district president of KeyBank; Jocelyn Olsen, director of consumer development, Unum; Jeff Sanders, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Maine Medical Center; Bill Williamson, Maine president of Bank of America; and Nicole Witherbee, chief program officer, John T. Gorman Foundation.