Maine Quality Counts hired Larry Clifford as executive director.
Clifford has held leadership roles for a wide range of health care organizations for the past 30 years. Most recently, he served as chief planning and development officer for Penobscot Community Health Care.

Gail Murphy joined the staff at Hobbs Funeral Homes as office manager and administrative specialist.
Murphy, of Kennebunk, brings extensive experience in office management has worked previously for timber, plastics and roofing companies in Maine. She has also been payroll coordinator, human resources manager, bookkeeper and accounting manager in her prior positions.

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce welcomed Kelly Smith to its team as program assistant.
Smith brings more than 10 years experience at Family Violence Project, most recently serving as development director.


Bicycle Coalition of Maine hired Angela King as the community advocacy coordinator.
King is a former teacher, attorney and community activist.




Cancer Care Center of York County named Louise Baca as the center’s acting executive director.
Baca brings over 17 years of administrative experience in the field of cancer care and radiation oncology. She currently serves as business director of the oncology service line for Maine Medical Center, overseeing the operations of radiation oncology programs in Scarborough, Portland and Bath as well as the Cancer Care Center of York County in Sanford. She has been with MaineHealth since 2016.

United Way of Greater Portland recently welcomed six people to its board of trustees.
They include Helaine Ayers, community volunteer; Dan Espinal, senior director for strategy and business development at Idexx; Michael Greer, executive director of Portland Ballet; Lou Inzana, senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Maine Medical Center; Leeann Leahy, CEO of The VIA Agency; and Mike Vail, president of Hannaford Supermarkets.

Cirrus LED Systems, an LED technology company, relocated its headquarters and manufacturing operations from San Francisco to Saco.
The company previously maintained a small office on Middle Street in Portland. A West Coast presence will be maintained as part of this expansion. Cirrus LED Systems has three divisions: outdoor high-resolution LED displays and electronic message centers, horticultural LED lighting and cloud-based digital display content management software.

Avangrid, Inc. has moved its finance, internal audit and other executive offices to downtown Portland.
An estimated 140 employees will be working at the new facilities in One City Center. Avangrid is the parent company of Central Maine Power Co.

Heidi and Brett Allen will assume responsibility for all event scheduling, program direction and oversight of the building currently recognized as 207Sports, located at 1173 Riverside St. in Portland.
In November, the facility will be identified as the “Maine Athletic Complex.” The MAC’s mission is to provide space and programming that will offer small groups, clubs, schools, camps and event planners the opportunity to teach, train and host events in a safe and comfortable environment.

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