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March 21, 2016


New hires

The Maine Public Relations Council in Portland hired Dan Marois as administrative director. Marois is the owner of Mainely Communications, Mystery for Hire and Mainely Improv and oversees the communication needs for the New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society.

Daymark Energy Advisors in Portland hired Kathleen Kelly as principal consultant and vice president of consulting operations.

Down East Enterprise Inc. hired Lauren Fleury and Joe Reynolds as account executives for Down East and Dispatch magazines, Jeffrey Beam as distribution coordinator for Dispatch magazine and Christopher Siefken as web developer.

Baker Newman Noyes, an accounting and consulting firm in Portland, hired Gilda Bryand and Lauren O’Neil as an administrative assistants in the tax practice, Jordan Emery as a staff member in the tax practice, Jacqueline Guerin as a paraprofessional in the tax practice, Diane Kandilakis as a consultant in the health care consulting practice, Kristie Krouse as an administrative assistant in the operations department, Roshay Reddy as a senior in the tax practice and Nicole Shaffer as a proposal coordinator in the marketing department.

Drake Inglesi Milardo Inc., a firm in Portland that specializes in maximizing organizational effectiveness, hired Sharon Dorsett as principal organization development consultant.

Messer Truck Equipment in Westbrook hired Cullen Martin as the production manager and Messer Petroleum Equipment, a branch of the company in South Portland, hired Ray Thombs as branch manager.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust hired Ruth Dunbar as CTFA, vice president/trust officer in Hampden and Mark Schaub as assistant vice president/regional relationship manager in Bangor. Dunbar was previously senior vice president/senior fiduciary officer at People’s United Bank while Schaub was with Farm Credit in Maine. The bank also hired John Testa as vice president/trust investment officer to Bar Harbor Trust Services, a subsidiary of the bank in Ellsworth. Testa was a registered associate with Morgan Stanley in Hartford, Conn.

F.L.Putnam Investment Management Co. in Portland hired Scott Mazuzan as a private client advisor. Mazuzan was previously a financial planner at Goldman Financial Planning.

Diversified Communications, an international media company in Portland, hired Arien Chason as a member services and marketing administrator, Pooja Desai as a web support/quality assurance technician and Rebecca Ann Schmitt as a conference manager. Chason was previously with Genesan/COR in Gorham, Desai was with Kohl’s in Westbrook and Schmitt was with Medical Measurement Systems in Dover, N.H.

Maine Medical Partners, an affiliate of Maine Medical Center in Portland, hired Diana Goodman as a neurohospitalist at Maine Medical Partners Neurology.

The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter hired Paul Hammond as program manager. Hammond was previously regional director of employee health and wellness with St. Joseph Healthcare.

Gelato Fiasco, an all-natural gelato and sorbetto manufacturer in Brunswick, hired Molly Delan as chief smooth operator and plant manager. Delan was previously plant manager and director of quality at Inland Seafood’s lobster processing facility in South Portland.

Woodman Edmands Danylik Austin Smith & Jacques, a law firm in Biddeford, hired Amy McNally as an associate. McNally focuses her practice on estate planning and administration, civil litigation and criminal defense.

NH Bragg, an industrial equipment supplier in Bangor, hired Daniel Clark as director of sales. Clark was previously with the Kaufman Co. of Massachusetts.

Sea Bags, a designer and manufacturer of handmade items from recycled sails in Portland, hired Liana Zaborowski as merchant. Zaborowski most recently served as assistant corporate merchant, women’s merchandising at L.L.Bean.

Central Maine Orthopaedics and OA Centers for Orthopaedics, divisions of Spectrum Medical Group in South Portland, hired Matthew Perkowski. Perkowski specializes in interventional pain medicine and the non-surgical management of spinal disorders.

Junior Achievement of Maine in Portland hired Jenna Jeffrey as events and programs coordinator and Stephanie Heatley as a development assistant. Jeffrey was previously events and programs coordinator at North Carolina State University while Heatley was with Poulin Financial Services in Portland.

The Rob Edgerley Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Realty in Portland hired Tiffany Hampton as COO and Stacey Schuler-Cannon as lead listing specialist.


Sevee and Maher Engineers Inc. in Cumberland Center promoted Daniel Diffin, Philip Gerhardt and Kevin Connolly to partners. Diffin is a project manager, Gerhardt is a project manager and a certified hazardous materials manager and Connolly is a project manager in the firm’s Atlanta office.

Baker Newman Noyes, an accounting and consulting firm in Portland, announced the following promotions: Adam Aucoin, Drew Blaney, Kelly Bristol, Dan Gayer and Remy Vazquez to managers in the tax practice; Pamela Cook to senior manager in the health care consulting practice; Tiffany Edwards to senior manager in the audit practice; Courtney Francis to senior in the tax practice; Josie Hajdysz to senior accounting coordinator in the finance department; Greg Knight to senior in the health care consulting practice; Josh Lapierre to senior manager in the tax practice; and Stephanie Richio and Dianne Rodrigue to managers in the health care consulting practice.

First National Bank and its parent company, The First Bancorp in Damariscotta, promoted Taylor Hatch to branch operations manager. Hatch was previously acting manager of the bank’s phone center.

Perkins Thompson, a law firm in Portland, elected Sara Moppin as a shareholder and director of the firm. Moppin practices in the areas of business transactions, commercial lending and regulatory matters.

Community Credit Union in Lewiston promoted Leah Punch to loan servicer. Formerly, Punch was new accounts member representative.


Gelato Fiasco, an all-natural gelato and sorbetto manufacturer in Brunswick, announced that David Barber joined its board of directors. Barber was the president of Barber Foods in Portland prior to its sale to AdvancePierre in Cincinnati.

Skelton Taintor & Abbott, a law firm in Auburn, said that Rebecca Webber was elected president of the Central Maine Human Resources Association and Jordan Payne was elected to the board of directors of Community Little Theatre in Auburn. Webber is a shareholder with the firm while Payne is an associate attorney.

Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn added Robert Moore, John Nutting and William Williamson to its board of directors. Moore is CFO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. Nutting is a former member of the Maine State Legislature. Williamson is Maine state president for Bank of America as well as the senior client manager in Bank of America’s commercial banking group for northern New England.

The Manufacturers Association of Maine in Portland announced appointments to its board of directors: chairman, Clint Strout, president of Client Performance Solutions; vice chairman, Robin Goodwin, CEO of Montalvo; treasurer, Holly Ferguson, principal of Albin, Randall, & Bennett; director, Andy Nichols, CEO of Elmet Technologies; and director, Elaine Scott, principal of Skyeboat Marketing.

John Leonard, president and CEO of The MEMIC Group in Portland, was named to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s New England Advisory Council for a two-year term. The board provides insight into business and economic activity in the region to help the Fed in its decision-making processes.


Daniel Bonner, COO for Spurwink, was recognized for 35 years of service. Bonner joined the nonprofit in Portland that provides behavioral health and educational services for children, adults and families in 1981 as a direct care worker.

Todd Reagin, an independent health and life insurance agent with Maine Medicare Options LLC, received an award from Martin’s Point Generations Advantage as one of its top 10 performing producers in Medicare supplement sales for the state of Maine.

Sophia Rosendo, buyer manager at Tranzon Auction Properties in Portland, received the designation as an Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate from the National Auctioneers Association’s Education Institute.

BerryDunn, an accounting and consulting firm in Portland, said the Maine Real Estate & Development Association recognized Jason Favreau as its 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Favreau is a principal in the firm’s tax consulting and compliance group. The firm also announced Cheryl Bascomb, marketing director, was nominated for the Association for Accounting Marketing’s Marketer of the Year Award.

The Sussman House at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport was awarded the LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Bernstein Shur, a law firm in Portland, announced its 2015 pro bono and volunteer service results. Talesha Saint-Marc, member of the firm’s labor and employment and litigation and dispute resolution practices groups, was recognized with the Sumner T. Bernstein Pro Bono Award; the Sunshine Committee, a group of staff members who engage in year-round efforts to raise funds, collect donated goods and raise awareness for the needy in our community, was recognized with the Barnett I. Shur Civic Award; and David Soley, a member of the firm’s real estate and litigation and dispute resolution practice groups, was honored for his continued service to American Civil Liberties Union and Maine Homeless Legal Clinic for providing more than 50 hours of pro bono service a year. In addition, Michael Bosse, shareholder and chair of the firm’s construction practice group, spoke at the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law seminar, “Construction Contracts: Finding Common Ground in Drafting and Negotiating Design and Construction Clauses.”

Gene McKeever, vice president and marine insurance specialist at Allen Insurance and Financial in Camden, was honored by Tall Ships America, the nation’s leading tall ship and sail training organization, at its annual winter conference.

Verrill Dana, a law firm in Portland, announced it was named as Benchmark Litigation’s State Firm of the Year for Maine.

Green Bee Craft Beverages in Brunswick said it was the recipient of the Whole Foods Market’s local producer loan program, an award to help small, independent companies grow.

Shane Perry of the Maine Public Relations Council recently earned his national accreditation in public relations from the Public Relations Society of America. Perry is the lead communication specialist at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems in Brewer.

The Portland Water District’s Industrial Pretreatment Program was recently honored with a 2015 Regional Industrial Pretreatment Program Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England regional office. In addition, Aubrey Strause, owner of Verdant Water in Scarborough, received a 2015 Regional Wastewater Trainer of the Year Excellence Award.

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