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Updated: February 5, 2024 In Short

Newsworthy people and performances for Feb. 5, 2024

New hires

Bath Savings hired Ryan Wing as senior vice president, chief technology officer. Wing has 25 years of IT experience.

Norway Savings Bank hired Richard St. Pierre as senior vice president and senior finance officer. St. Pierre has 20 years of executive leadership experience.

Northern Light Mercy Hospital in Portland hired Benjamin Huffard as an orthopedic surgeon and Alison Chabot as a physician’s assistant at Northern Light Mercy Orthopedics in Falmouth.

Camden National Bank hired Oscar Moreno as senior vice president, director of commercial banking in New Hampshire.

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Stacey Young

Maine Savings Federal Credit Union in Hampden hired Stacey Young as senior vice president of member experience. Previously, Young was a senior registered client associate at RBC Wealth Management.

Portland Ovations hired Sam Dooley as finance and operations manager. Dooley was previously a member of the finance team at the Portland Museum of Art.

Synergent, a Westbrook-based financial technology and services company for credit unions nationwide, hired Randy Stolp as president. Most recently, Stolp was chief information officer at My Community Credit Union in Midland, Texas.

Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice in Lewiston hired Sarah Conroy as chief human resource officer. Conroy was previously an HR business consultant in Washington, D.C. while also a member of the Maine State Society of Washington DC Foundation.

Berman & Simmons, a law firm in Lewiston, hired Kristin Murray-James and Charles King as attorneys.

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution hired Stephanie Paquet as senior vice president, director of risk management.

Norway Savings Bank hired Dave Guthro as communications and marketing officer.

Thornton Academy in Saco hired Amy DesRoberts as development associate and events coordinator. DesRoberts was previously a small business owner in Saco.


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Darrell Ingram, Tilson

Tilson, a network development and information infrastructure services firm in Portland, promoted Darrell Ingram to CEO. Ingram was previously COO and president.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services promoted Lindsay Hammes to press secretary and Bobbi Johnson to director of the Office of Child and Family Services. Hammes was previously communications director for Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention while Johnson was acting director of the Office of Child and Family Services.

Berman & Simmons, a law firm in Lewiston, named Elizabeth Kayatta as a shareholder. Kayatta focuses on medical malpractice, sexual abuse, wrongful death and personal injury cases.

Maine State Credit Union in Augusta promoted Lavetta Denson to vice president, regional retail manager; Jennifer Chipman to vice president, new business development manager; Hillary Jackson to branch manager in Rockland; and Michele Lyons to branch manager in Waterville.

Sheridan Construction in Fairfield promoted Lynn Morkeski to controller. Morkeski was senior accountant.

Bar Harbor Savings and Loan Association promoted Rhonda Sawyer to vice president and senior loan officer and Dawn Nason to vice president, compliance and information security officer. Sawyer was previously assistant vice president, loan officer and mortgage department manager while Nason was assistant vice president, compliance and information security officer.

Down East Enterprise in Rockport promoted Leslie Forand to controller.

Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice in Lewiston promoted Steve Doyon to chief technology officer. Doyon was director of technology and facilities.

Partners Bank in Sanford promoted Stephen Sessler to senior vice president. Sessler was senior retail banker.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust promoted Morgan Forni to assistant vice president, branch relationship manager in Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor.

Competitive Energy Services LLC, a private energy consulting firm in Portland servicing clients throughout the U.S., promoted Andrew Price to president and CEO.

Machias Savings Bank promoted Christine Cram to assistant vice president, business banker in Portland and Lindsey Walker to branch manager in Portland.

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution promoted John Bentley to senior vice president, chief information officer; Shawn Cram to infrastructure manager; and Laura Crowell to officer, auditor.

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Meagan Calhoun

KeyBank in Portland promoted Meagan Calhoun to area retail leader for southern Maine. Calhoun was previously a branch manager in the bank’s eastern Pennsylvania market.

Bath Savings promoted Candice Rinaldi to executive vice president, retail lending; Elizabeth Rogers to senior vice president, retail lending; Casey Bedard to vice president, e-banking and branch operations; Michelle Dickinson to vice president, human resources; Wendy Gilliam to vice president, finance; Betsy Harrington to vice president, compliance officer; Jean Libby and Tyler Zamore to vice president, senior mortgage loan officers; Megan Smith-Pinkham to vice president, loan servicing; Stephanie Wagg to vice president, administration; Sarah Winchenbach to vice president, Boothbay branch manager; Sarah Grover to assistant vice president, trust operations; Jenny Little to assistant vice president, business e-banking; Erica May to assistant vice president, Bath manager; Katie Spiridakis to assistant vice president, marketing; and Conor Sullivan to facilities manager.


AARP Maine named André Chassé as volunteer state president. Chassé has been serving on the organization’s executive council for the past two years.

Verrill, a law firm in Portland, announced that attorney Jonathan Dunitz was elected president of the Maine State Bar Association. Dunitz’s law practice is composed of food and beverage law, energy telecommunications and natural resources law, insurance coverage and litigation, commercial litigation, appeals and mediation.

ClimateWork Maine appointed a new slate of board members including Michael Arsnow, manager sustainability, MaineHealth; Laney Brown, vice president, sustainability, Avangrid; Henry Clauson, Northeast U.S. regional director, Ramboll; Les Fossel, founder and owner, Restoration Resources LLC; John Gardner, senior engineer, Warm Springs Consulting; Kathie Summers Grice, managing principal, Dirigo Partners; Shawn Hunter, founder and president, Mindscaling; Sandra Klausmeyer, senior vice president, corporate communications and strategies manager, Bangor Savings Bank; Neil Kiely, president and CEO, Androscoggin Bank; Stephen Kosacz, founder and former president, AutoWorks Inc.; Bob Martin, managing partner, Strategic Equity Partners LLC; Zoe Malia, environmental sustainability manager, Allagash Brewing Co.; Jeremy Pare, professor, Duke University/UNE; Don Parent, principal, Parent Technology Group; George Parmenter, health and sustainability lead, Hannaford Supermarkets; Alex Pine, consultant, VEIC; Tom Ruff, founder and CEO, Orange Bike Brewing; Andy Shepard, fundraising/community development, Saddleback Mountain; Nova Tower, partner and real estate broker, Waypoint Brokers Collective; Jared Wildwistle, Business Climate Action Program manager, Gulf of Maine Research Institute; Emily Wood, program developer, climate justice and environmental resilience, CEI; and Arthur Woolverton, Northeast Regional leader, Siemens Energy & Performance Services.

Kennebec Savings Bank added Brian Tarbuck to its board of directors. Tarbuck is general manager of the Greater Augusta Utility District.


Valerie Fuller served as Clinician of the Day at the Maine State Legislature. Fuller practices in the Department of Surgery at Maine Medical Center in Portland and is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse member and chair of the Maine State Board of Nursing.

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