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Updated: May 4, 2020 In Short

Newsworthy people and performances for May 4, 2020

New hires

Sunday River Resort in Newry hired Brian Heon as general manager. Heon, who has extensive experience in resort operations, most recently served as general manager of Wildcat Mountain in New Hampshire.

Colby College in Waterville hired Eric Harlow as head coach of its men’s and women’s alpine skiing. Harlow, currently director of alpine programs at Sugar Bowl Academy in Lake Tahoe, has 20 years of experience coaching elite athletes who have consistently excelled at junior levels, top-ranked NCAA teams, the U.S. Ski Team and international teams.

OTELCO, a wireline telecommunications services company in New Gloucester, hired Lukas Mills as an ISP engineering manager in Portland. Mills was previously with Spectrum Cable.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland hired Maggie Roudsari as chief development officer. Roudsari was previously assistant director of advancement at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, S.C.

The Episcopal Diocese of Maine in Portland hired Katie Clark as director of communications. Clark has a background in communications, content marketing, social media and market research.

MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor hired Prayag Murawala as an assistant professor. Murawala is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna, Austria.

The AARP Maine State Office in Portland hired Bridget Quinn as associate state director for advocacy and outreach. Quinn previously worked with AARP New Jersey in outreach and advocacy initiatives.


Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution promoted Joe Reardon to vice president, branch manager in Portland and South Portland and Katrina Desjardins to assistant vice president, branch manager in Westbrook. Reardon was most recently branch manager in Westbrook while Desjardins was assistant branch manager in Old Orchard Beach.

Harriman, an architecture, engineering and planning firm in Auburn promoted Mark Lee to CEO and Jim Fortin to COO, effective June 1. Lee, a structural engineer and architect, joined the firm in 1996 while Fortin, a licensed professional engineer who is certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board, has been with the firm for 15 years.


Geiger, a promotional merchandise distributor in Lewiston, announced that several employees received Promotional Products Association International Certification. Earning the certification of certified advertising specialist were Nicole Savage, Benjamin Keene, Melissa O’Leary, Sandy Acosta, Brian Moran, Anastasia Paradis, Jessica Levy, Mercedes Bernier, Jordan Cutliffe, Leanne MacDonald, Kris Powell, Jessica Baker, Seanna Morris, Seth Thompson, Lee Jones, Amber Carter, Rachel Santoro, Deanna Pelletier and Tammy Cressey. In addition, Sarabeth Anderson, Kevin McGrory, Joe Turcotte, Amme Nielsen, Cathy Field, Kevin Boilard, Rhonda Blum, Crystal Coolong, Joanne Hadfield, Shanna Dubay, Pam Peterson, Jennifer Howell, Carolyn Ippoliti, Laura Chanin, Aileen St. Onge and Sam Stewart earned the certification of master advertising specialist. The firm also presented its presented its quarterly “Star Awards” to Crystal Coolong, an order verifier supervisor in Total Care; Chris Gagne, a data analyst the IT department; and Sam Stewart, a key customer service specialist.

Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland announced that Matthew Siegel, vice president of medical affairs, autism and developmental disorders service and clinical researcher, authored a new national practice guideline on the psychiatric care of children with Intellectual Disability titled, Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder).

Allen Insurance and Financial in Camden said Anna Moorman was recognized for Medicare supplement sales in 2019 by Anthem. Moorman is one of two agents at the firm who specialize in Medicare insurance, working with a number of insurance carriers to give customers a range of choices to suit their needs.

Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington was named “Silver Safe Sleep Champion” by the Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program. The certification recognizes the hospital for its commitment to keeping infants safe in their sleep environment and eliminating as many sleep-related deaths as possible.

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