NEW HIRES

Nora Flaherty

The Maine People’s Alliance has hired former broadcaster Nora Flaherty as its media and public affairs director. With nearly 20 years experience in media and journalism – six at Maine Public Radio – Flaherty has covered many of the issues that are part of the mission of Maine People’s Alliance, including workers’ rights, racial justice and the housing crisis. The alliance was founded in Lewiston in 1982, and has grown into one of the largest community organizations in Maine.

Mark Andrews, CTFA

Camden National Wealth Management has hired Mark Andrews as senior trust officer and relationship manager. Andrews brings nearly 30 years experience in wealth advisory services, including complex trust and estate administration. He will provide comprehensive advice by incorporating tax, trust and charitable considerations to each client’s unique situation and needs. Prior to joining Camden, Andrews was vice president and trust team lead at Huntington National Bank in Michigan.

Matthew Tabenken

Matthew Tabenken of Falmouth has joined Sazerac Company Inc. as its state manager for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. In his new role, Tabenken will manage the New Orleans-based spirits maker’s sales and marketing initiatives and relationships with state liquor commissions, their broker network and large-volume chain accounts. For the past 12 years, he was state sales manager for Moet Hennessy. Originally from Bangor, Tabenken also served as vice president of The Tabenken Corp., a former Bangor-based wholesale beverage distributor.

Ellen Domingos

Noly Lopez

Sarah Singer

Portside Real Estate Group has added Ellen Domingos, Noly Lopez and Sarah Singer to its growing midcoast team. Domingos and Singer, both Brunswick residents, will serve the Brunswick area. Lopez is a resident of Lisbon Falls who moved to Maine in 2005. He holds an advanced culinary arts degree from the Culinary Institute of Connecticut and spent 20 year in management before going into real estate. Domingos joins Portside after working in New York City, and Singer holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, in modern history and international relations.

Four agents also have been added to Portside’s York County team: Maureen Adams, Anne Banfield, Cassandra Binette and Alex Diaz. Adams, of Kennebunk, joins Portside as an associate broker and is the daughter of a real estate company owner. After a time in Maine in her early 20s, Banfield moved to Napa Valley, California, to immerse herself in the wine industry, where she spent 12 years before returning to Maine to work in real estate. Binette and Diaz, also residents of Kennebunk, will both be associate brokers. Binette received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bryant College, and Diaz has a background in marketing and public relations in the hospitality industry after graduating from Arizona State University.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce has announced that its governing board of directors has named a new board chairperson and five new board members. Brandi Meisner, a resident of Skowhegan and community banker for Skowhegan Savings Bank, will serve as board chairperson, replacing Joy McKenna.

New board members include Melik Peter Khoury, Ken Walsh, Linanne Gaunce, Larissa Larrabee and Mark Bradford. Khoury is the president and CEO of Unity College. Walsh is chief executive of the Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA of Greater Waterville at the Alfond Youth & Community Center, a position he has held for 29 years. Gaunce has managed special events and donations for 10 years for Central Maine Motors Auto Group. Larrabee is the mill controller for Finnish food packaging maker Huhtamaki in Waterville, where she has worked for five years. Bradford has served as area sales manager for Valley Beverage of Lewiston for the past 10 years.

PROMOTIONS

Anya Endsley

Sarah Grandfield

Portland law firm Verrill has announced the election of two attorneys to partner, Anya Endsley and Sarah Grandfield, both members of Verrill’s private clients and fiduciary services group. Endsley’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate administration and trust administration, and she counsels clients on tax planning, charitable giving and sophisticated wealth preservation and transfer strategies. Grandfield advises high-net-worth individuals and families on estate and wealth transfer planning. Verrill has been recognized consistently as one of the top firms for women by Law360. With the election of Endsley and Grandfield, more than half of the female attorneys at the firm are now partners.

Donald McFadden

Donald McFadden has been named a principal at St. Germain after leading the Westbrook engineering firm’s environmental assessment and remediation practice group for five years. He has more than two decades of senior project management experience, as well as deep expertise in commercial and industrial real estate risk and liability assessment. McFadden joins Mark St. Germain and Patrick Coughlin as owners of the company.

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