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Updated: October 2, 2023 In Short

Newsworthy people and performances for Oct. 2, 2023

New hires

NBT Bank in Portland hired Michael O’Reilly as Maine regional president and president of New England for NBT. O’Reilly was previously with Bangor Savings Bank. 

Courtesy / East Brown Cow
Michael Hutchins

East Brown Cow, a real estate investment, development and management firm in Portland, hired Michael Hutchins as project architect.

Machias Savings Bank hired Ben Jordan as COO and Julie Cote as senior vice president, cash management relationship manager. Jordan was previously chief information officer at Synergent while Cote was vice president senior corporate services officer at Bangor Savings Bank.

VETRO, a Portland-based provider of a user-friendly cloud-native fiber management system, hired Pete Pizzutillo as head of international and partner development. Pizzutillo was vice president of marketing at ETI Software and founded and hosts The Broadband Bunch podcast.

Camden National Bank hired Matthew Witten as senior vice president, director of information security. Witten was most recently chief information security officer for Martin’s Point Health Care.

Norway Savings Bank hired Andrew Goodwin as senior vice president and chief information officer.

Malone Commercial Brokers in Portland hired Alexia Fornaro as operations assistant/receptionist.

Piper Shores, a nonprofit lifecare retirement community in Scarborough, hired Marc Gregoire as director of plant operations, maintenance and security and Peter Sullivan as chief nursing officer. 

Northern Light Mercy Hospital in Portland hired Aloysius Rho, Andrew Hsu and Sarah Southard as specialists at Northern Light Mercy Gastroenterology in Portland.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services in Augusta hired Hilary Schneider as director of the Office of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Schneider was government relations director for Maine and supervisor of a team that covers three other New England states with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

Courtesy / Sebago Technics
Jacob Bartlett

Constant, a SaaS company in Portland specializing in consumer loan servicing, loss mitigation automation and member self-service for credit unions, hired Dayna Kazilionis as chief of staff and Brandon Guerrero as national sales executive. Kazilionis previously led sales operations and enterprise client success teams at ACA Global while Guerrero was business development executive at CuneXus/TruStage.

Sargent Corp., an employee-owned contractor in Orono, hired Claire Ryder as human resources manager. Ryder was previously with Northern Light Health.

Sebago Technics, an employee-owned engineering firm in South Portland, hired Jacob Bartlett as regional manager of its Sanford/York County office.


Gorrill Palmer Consulting Engineers in South Portland promoted Drew Gagnon, Lauren Pasquali and Jared Winchenbach to shareholders.

Maine State Credit Union promoted Meghanne Nadeau to mortgage lender in Gray.

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Phil Cohen, M&T Bank's regional president for Maine.

M&T Bank promoted Phil Cohen to regional president of Maine. Cohen will also continue to serve as commercial senior group manager commercial real estate New Hampshire/Maine.

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick promoted Hannah Chatalbash to executive director. Chatalbash was previously deputy director.

The Boulos Co., a commercial real estate firm in Portland, promoted Nick Lucas to partner.

Lebel & Harriman Retirement Advisors in Falmouth promoted Nate Moody to partner. Moody is a retirement plan advisor with the firm.

Bangor Savings Bank promoted Diane Donaldson to senior vice president, commercial banking team lead in York and Cumberland counties, Jarrod Guimond to senior vice president, commercial banking team lead in northern Maine and Laura Huddy to senior vice president, director of commercial credit and portfolio management.


Gorrill Palmer Consulting Engineers in South Portland added Lauren Pasquali to its board of directors.

Norway Savings Bank elected Ponee Roberts as a director. Roberts is owner of Ponee A. Roberts CPA LLC, a consulting firm focused on accounting and tax resolution services.


Theresa Mitchell, a business insurance account manager at Allen Insurance and Financial, earned the designation of Accredited Customer Service Representative in Commercial Lines from The Institutes, an insurance education organization. The firm also announced that Patrick Chamberlin, a member of its business insurance team, is now a licensed property and casualty insurance consultant in Maine.

Bath Savings named Jean Libby its “Geoff Gattis Leadership Award” winner at its annual employee celebration. In addition, Alexis Brinkler, Samantha Roma and Marianne Hargreaves were presented with “Neighbor to Neighbor Awards” while “All Star Award” winners were Estina James, Brinkler, Heather Meeks, Jenny George, Sarah Snow, Julie Chew, Jamie House, Jackie Allen, Bill Mills, Furaha Bahunde, Janessa Williams, Brittany Gilliam, Lindsey Jones, Rayanne West, Kevin Lewis, Kevin Salonen, Hargreaves, Andi Bernier, Stephanie Wilhelm and Joe Tardiff.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife named Jack Gibson its “Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award” winner. Gibson, along with his wife Gail, ran a veterinarian practice in Skowhegan.

The University of Maine at Farmington announced that it was ranked No. 2 in “Top Performers on Social Mobility,” No. 6 in “Best Value” and No. 7 in “Top Public Schools” by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Colleges Rankings.”

Maine Boys to Men in Portland announced that Chris Kelleher, Donna Brown, Guy Mpoyi and Michelle Shupp were recipients of its “Community Courage Awards.” Kelleher is a former Maine Boys to Men program manager, Brown is executive director of Wabanaki Women’s Coalition, Mpoyi is Men Connect for New Mainers Facilitator and Shupp is an educator at Scarborough High School.

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