PROMOTIONS

Virginia Rector

Virginia Rector, former vice president of operations for Luke’s Lobster restaurant group, has been promoted to chief operating officer. Rector will oversee all of Luke’s U.S.-based lobster shacks. Her proactive management of the evolving COVID-19 regulations in eight different states prioritized teammates’ safety and kept shacks open, and she also successfully devised and implemented a revised labor model to enhance profitability and retain teammates within their shacks. Prior to joining Luke’s in 2017, Rector ran operations for Joe’s Crab Shack, TGI Friday’s, BR Guest Hospitality and The Meatball Shop.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Renee Ouellette

University Credit Union announced the Maine State Senate has appointed the credit union’s president and CEO, Renee Ouellette, to the Finance Authority of Maine’s volunteer board of directors. Gov. Janet Mills nominated Ouellette to her position for a four-year term. She is a certified public accountant and highly skilled finance executive with over 25 years of experience, including the last 11 years at UCU. Along with her certification, Ouellette holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Husson University and an associate’s degree in business management from Eastern Maine Technical College.

Allison Killeen

Maggie Roudsari

The Portland Conservatory of Music has announced the addition of two new board members, Allison Killeen and Maggie Roudsari.

Killeen is a longtime vocalist, originally from New Jersey, who works as a marketing communications strategist at Sea Bags. She is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with a dual bachelor’s degree in media and communications and vocal performance.
Roudsari has a background in fundraising and arts management, as well as being an accomplished student of music in violin and voice. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, she recently moved to Cape Elizabeth to join the Gulf of Maine Research Institute as chief development officer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in arts management and a certificate in nonprofits and fundraising from the College of Charleston.
Leeann Leahy, chief executive of The VIA Agency, has accepted an invitation to join Lee Auto Malls’ board of directors. VIA is an independent agency in Portland with national clients such as Arm & Hammer, Perdue, Chick-fil-A and Unilever. Leahy joined VIA as president in 2012 and became CEO in 2015. Previously, she served as president of the New York City-based agency Translation and spent nine years at Lowe Worldwide as global planning director and chief strategy officer.

NEW HIRES

Adam Dean

As the firm expands into New Hampshire, Portside Real Estate has hired Adam Dean of Newmarket, New Hampshire, as managing broker of its Seacoast division. The new location at 155 Fleet Street in Portsmouth will be the firm’s first out-of-state venture. Dean has spent nearly 20 years working in real estate and most recently managed a team of 700 agents across four states for Bean Group, where he began his career in real estate as its first hire and helped to grow it to be the leading independent real estate firm in Northern New England.

Dr. Brian Lee has joined Maine Medical Partners – Otolaryngology in Biddeford. A graduate of Duke University, Lee served in the U.S. Army prior to completing medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. He then completed his residency in otolaryngology at Michigan State University and his fellowship in rhinology and cranial base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Heidi Miller has joined Maine Medical Partners – Surgical Care of Casco Bay after four years as faculty at the University of New Mexico. She attended medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. Her post-graduate training included a residency in general surgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and a fellowship in advanced gastrointestinal minimally invasive surgery and endoscopy at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, where she learned advanced techniques in abdominal wall reconstruction.

Dr. Eric M Shurtleff has joined Maine Medical Partners – Surgical Care in the division of Acute Care Surgery. He attended medical school at the Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. His post-graduate training included a residency in general surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, and a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of California-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

Dr. Josh Vaughn has joined Maine Medical Partners – Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Division of Orthopedic Trauma & Fracture Care. Vaughn is a specialist in foot and ankle and lower extremity trauma. He attended medical school at The University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri, with a combined BA/MD program. His post-graduate training included a residency in orthopedic surgery and a fellowship in orthopedic trauma surgery at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence. He also completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Boston.

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