NEW HIRES

Claudia Marroquin

Claudia Marroquin of Portland has been named senior vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Bowdoin College. A 2006 graduate of Bowdoin and a first-generation college student, Marroquin currently serves as director of admissions at the college. In her new role, she will oversee Bowdoin’s highly selective admissions program and the financial aid program. Marroquin is originally from the Koreatown neighborhood in central Los Angeles, where she lived after immigrating to the United States from Guatemala with her mother and two sisters.

Niles Bryant

Niles Bryant will become the next senior vice president and chief investment officer at Bowdoin College. Bryant will succeed Paula Volent, who announced in February that she intends to step down in June after more than 20 years in the position. Bryant will be a member of Bowdoin’s senior leadership team, reporting to the president. Most recently, Bryant served on the investments team as director of real assets at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in California’s Bay Area.

Stephanie Coreau

Day One, a leading provider of adolescent and family substance use and mental health treatment, recently hired Stephanie Coreau of Saco as chief of clinical operations. Coreau will lead the clinical programs, which have recently expanded following the October 2020 merger with SMART Child and Family Services. Day One is headquartered in South Portland with service sites in Biddeford, Fairfield, New Gloucester, Portland and Windham.

Jim Edwards

Machias Savings Bank has hired Jim Edwards as senior vice president of cash management solutions to work out of the bank’s Portland office. He will lead members of the cash management solutions team and help them deliver simple and efficient solutions to business customers. Edwards worked most recently at Camden National Bank and has over 24 years of experience in banking, the last 15 years focused on treasury and business services. He lives in Gorham.

Kristen Damuth

Michael Goard

John Tobin

Three employees have joined the ownership ranks of SMRT Architects and Engineers: Kristen Damuth is known for her strong project management skills, particularly for healthcare and education clients. Michael Goard is a skilled architect and project manager, bringing more than 20 years of experience leading both public and private sector projects across a variety of program types. Goard works to identify opportunities to grow SMRT in New York, western Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Vermont. John Tobin leads SMRT’s New York office, building cross-discipline teams for project delivery with a focus on innovation, collaboration and delivery optimization. He writes and speaks internationally on advanced delivery, concentrating on the use of data as a catalyst for disruptive innovation. Tobin also leads SMRT’s building technology initiative, informed by his experience, research, and his years teaching at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Daryl Baltazar

After more than a decade of engineering consulting in the food and beverage, industrial and manufacturing industries, Daryl Baltazar has joined Woodard & Curran as a senior client manager serving the industrial and commercial business unit. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from University of La Verne in La Verne, California, and a master’s degree in international environmental and energy policy from Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. His most recent role was as a regional business development manager for an international engineering, consulting and technical services firm. Baltazar will build upon his existing client relationships and bring the best of Woodard & Curran to food and beverage clients.

PROMOTIONS

Josh LaPierre

Baker Newman Noyes has promoted accountant Josh LaPierre to principal in the firm’s tax practice. He is based in the Portland headquarters and provides tax advisory, consulting, planning and compliance services for businesses and their ownership groups, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, tax structuring and due diligence. He has spent his career serving a wide range of clients including those with U.S. and international operations, working with businesses of all types and disciplines. LaPierre holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in business administration from Husson University, and he lives in Freeport with his family.

Ryan Polly

MaineHealth has selected Ryan Polly as vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion. Polly has served as Maine Medical Center director of diversity, equity and inclusion since January 2020 and as MaineHealth interim vice president since September. Polly has successfully led organizations and leaders through innovative programs to advance a culture of engagement, equity and inclusion through the consulting firm he founded, Community Inspired LLC, for over 10 years. Polly spearheaded Maine Med’s first three-year diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan and launched a successful ambassador program that will soon roll out across the health system.

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