Kathleen Shannon, longtime host of the WCSH6-TV show “207,” has joined Martin’s Point Health Care as director of internal and executive communications.

Shannon has hosted “207” since its debut 11 years ago. She has also served as a NewsCenter investigative reporter as well as an anchor and reporter at the station from 1995 to 1999. She is the recipient of two of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards for Excellence in Reporting.

Shannon began her new role earlier this month. She will focus on communication strategies to support employee engagement and connection to strategic initiatives.

Wallace Marsh was appointed assistant dean of assessment and accreditation at the University of New England’s College of Pharmacy.

Marsh joins UNE after serving as interim assistant dean for assessment for the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University. He has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters.

 Competitive Energy Services in Portland has hired Christy Hillman as a business development and account manager.

Hillman advises clients in Maine and across New England with their various energy needs. Hillman was previously the director of recruiting and staffing services at Career Management Associates in Portland.

 Jessica Dearborn joined the sales team at Classic Flooring, 429 Route 1 in Scarborough.

Dearborn, of South Portland, has extensive experience in the flooring business.


 Montalvo has promoted Bryon Williams to global marketing manager.

Williams joined the firm four years ago. His background includes eight years of sales and marketing experience with numerous companies including and the Sunday River ski resort.


 Portland Buy Local recently announced a new slate of officers to its board of directors.

Tony Cox, co-owner of Casco Bay Frames and Gallery, was named president of Portland Buy Local.

Cox serves as chairman and co-founder of Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative. He is also a member of the steering committee for Portland Museum of Art Contemporaries. He previously served as director of community and economic development for the town of Bowdoinham.

Danielle Marks was named vice president.

Marks, of Portland, started volunteering with Portland Buy Local five years ago after relocating to Portland from Washington, D.C. She helps coordinate member mixers for Portland Buy Local, co-chairs the Indie Biz Awards and markets B2B conferences and networking events for The Smithers Group in Falmouth.

Debra Tenenbaum was named secretary.

Tenenbaum, of Portland, owns Front Porch Public Relations where she serves clients ranging from small businesses and arts organizations to film festivals and law firms. Tenenbaum is active with other arts and cultural organizations in the city and volunteers as the communications chair for the Hall School PTO.

Norman Patry was named treasurer. He founded Summer Feet Cycling, a Portland-based adventure travel company offering luxury cycling for adults in Maine, Canada, Italy and Scotland. He also serves on the board of Portland Community Television and is an active volunteer for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.