Nana Annan

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has hired Nana Annan as chief operating officer. Previously, Annan was the chief operating officer for Harlem Children’s Zone in New York. She holds a bachelor’s in computer and information science from Spelman College and a juris doctor from Boston University School of Law.

Nichole England

Nichole England is the new assistant vice president and branch relationship manager for the Brunswick location of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. England has been working in retail banking for nine years. Previously, she was a multi-site assistant banking center manager for Camden National Bank.


Isabel Ekman

Isabel Ekman is now the practice group leader of the Maine school law group at Drummond Woodsum. Ekman has been with Drummond Woodsum’s school law group since 2014 and is also a shareholder and chair of the hiring committee. She has a bachelor’s in psychology and French from Mt. Holyoke College and a juris doctor from the University of Maine School of Law.

Jonathan Trumper

Jonathan Trumper is the new state director for SCORE Maine. Previously, he was the organization’s southern Maine chapter chair and led its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. He has a bachelor’s from Kenyon College and a master’s from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Alicia Walsh

Chris Mbalazamo

Charlie Emple

Zeke Ventura

Mathew Nichols

Christen Cascella Chen

Aissa Edora

Shae-Lynn Fortier

cPort Credit Union has promoted eight employees. Alicia Walsh is senior vice president, Chris Mbalazamo is assistant branch manager, Charlie Emple is manager of financial planning and analysis, Zeke Ventura is IT manager, Mathew Nichols is branch manager, Christen Cascella Chen is director of lending, Aissa Edora is branch supervisor and Shae-Lynn Fortier is member care manager.

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