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Updated: June 28, 2021 In Short

Newsworthy people and performances for June 28, 2021

New hires

The Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce hired Carolyn Krahn as interim executive director/membership manager. Krahn most recently was an account representative for Artforms in Brunswick.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust hired Nate Franck as vice president, portfolio manager. Franck was previously vice president, commercial credit manager at Norway Savings Bank.

Camden National Wealth Management hired Edmund Muskie Jr. as senior vice president, senior wealth advisor. Muskie was previously a senior advisor at Bernstein Private Wealth Management.

DFD Russell Medical Centers in Bridgton hired Annamarie Pond as a family medicine specialist. Pond was previously with Stephens Memorial Hospital of Maine Health in Norway.

Maine Municipal Association in Augusta hired Catherine Conlow as executive director. Conlow was previously city manager in Bangor.

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park hired Susi Acord as development coordinator. Acord was previously media and communications director for Rural Action.

Constant, a fintech provider of digitized loan servicing and loss mitigation customer portals based in Portland, hired Lindsay Wescott as vice president, enterprise integrations. Wescott most recently served as head of transaction processing at TD Bank.

Maine Community Foundation in Ellsworth hired Sterling Speirn as interim president and CEO. Speirn is former president and CEO of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the Peninsula Community Foundation.

InterMed in Portland hired Sean Shields as manager of physical therapy. Shields is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy.

Sutherland Weston Marketing Communications in Bangor hired Diana Picavet and Airlia Britt as members of the agency’s account management team.


Farm Credit East promoted Shannon Webber to branch manager of its Auburn location. Webber was previously a loan officer.

Geiger, a promotional products distributor in Lewiston, promoted Chris McKee to chief revenue officer and senior vice president, Rachel Lebel to vice president of total care, Pam Peterson to director of financial reporting and Jessica Levy to web designer in corporate programs. McKee was previously senior vice president of sales and marketing, Lebel was vice president of Total Care sales services, Peterson was assistant controller and Levy was a production artist in corporate programs.

Eaton Peabody, a law firm in Portland, announced that attorney Jeff Joyce was made a shareholder. Joyce is co-chair of the firm’s cyber security and intellectual property group.

The Landing School in Arundel promoted Sean Fawcett to president. Fawcett previously served as dean of education.

Norway Savings Bank promoted Mary Martell to market manager of its Windham and Naples branches. Martell was previously assistant market manager of the bank’s Gray and Windham branches.

Kennebec Savings Bank promoted Jessica Norton to vice president and deposit operations officer, Angela Robbin to vice president regulatory counsel, CRA and compliance officer and Nicolas Patenaude to vice president and assistant treasurer.


Delta Dental Plan of Maine in Saco elected Marcia Minter, Grace Odimayo and Bradford Rand to its board of directors. Minter is the co-founder and executive director of Indigo Arts Alliance in Portland, Odimayo practices general and cosmetic dentistry at Lagos Dental PA in Farmingdale and Rand owns BEAM: Align Your Smile in Bangor and is an owner and partner of Rand Dentistry LLC in Brewer.

Maine Community Foundation in Ellsworth appointed Gregg Collins to chair and Adilah Muhammad to vice-chair of its board of directors. Collins is vice president of S.W. Collins Co. while Muhammad is president and founder of The Third Place in Portland and is an independent planning and research consultant. In addition, the foundation added Julie Mallett, Claude Rwaganje and Ben Sprague to its board. Mallett is an attorney for Legal Services for the Elderly in Bangor, Rwaganje is founder and executive director of ProsperityME in Portland and Sprague is vice president at First National Bank in Bangor.


Pierce Atwood LLP, a law firm in Portland, said 22 of its Maine-based attorneys were recognized by Chambers and Partners in its 2021 guide. In addition, the firm said it was the only firm in Maine to receive “Band One” rankings, the highest recognition available, for its commercial litigation and environmental law practices, and the only firm in Maine to be ranked No. 1 one in seven different practices. The firm also announced that partner Kyle Glover will be teaching a course on multiparty negotiation, group decision making and teams at Georgetown Law.

The Association of Nature Center Administrators selected Drew Dumsch as the recipient of the “2021 ANCA Nature Center Leadership Award.” Dumsch is president and CEO of The Ecology School in Saco.

Geiger, a promotional products distributor in Lewiston, was named to PPB Magazine’s “2021 Greatest Companies to Work For” list.

Allen Insurance and Financial in Camden said that Mallory Arsenault, a member of the firm’s business insurance team, earned the Certified Professional Insurance Agent designation from the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society.

Berman & Simmons, a law firm in Lewiston, said attorneys Jodi Nofsinger and Susan Faunce were selected for inclusion in the “2021 Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.”

Kennebec Behavioral Health in Augusta said that Robert Rogers was recognized with the “2021 Neill E. Miner Memorial Prevention Award” at the 2021 Maine Prevention Professionals Conference and that Alane O’Connor received the “Visionary Leadership” award at the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine Annual Summit.

Fontaine Family - The Real Estate Leader based in Auburn said it made the “2021 Nation’s Best” list published by The Real Trends 500 for closing more than 500 units

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