People and Business
Susan Adams and Michael Fallona recently joined the Northeast Hearing and Speech Board of Directors. Adams, a nutritionist and lactation counselor for the Women, Infants and Children Food Program at the Opportunity Alliance, works with low-income families throughout Cumberland County. She also serves on the building committee for South Portland High School and is the PTA President for Brown Elementary School. Michael Fallona is vice president and part of the ownership group at On Target Utility Services, one of the largest utility services providers in New England. He is a graduate of Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., and has a master's from the University of Southern Maine.
Make-A-Wish Maine recently welcomed Beth Goodrich to its board of directors. In addition to her service on the boards, Goodrich also serves on the board of Girl Scouts of Maine, and is a member of the Falmouth Country Club and the Falmouth Congregational Church.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine recently presented the 2012 Roger Baldwin Award to Lance Tapley for his advocacy for prison reform. Tapley is a freelance investigative and political writer for the Portland Phoenix and contributes to many other publications including a recent anthology, "The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration & Abuse," published by New York University Press. He also has worked as a political organizer and book publisher and has taught at several Maine colleges. The ACLU of Maine award is named for Roger Baldwin, an ardent activist for social justice who helped found the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as its director until 1950.
Bath Savings Trust Company Vice President Sean W. Martin has completed the rigorous requirements to attain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. The CFA charter is a qualification for finance and investment professionals, in the fields of investment management and financial analysis of stocks, bonds and their derivative assets. The program focuses on portfolio management and financial analysis, and provides a generalist knowledge of other areas of finance. Martin joined Bath Savings Trust Company in 2001 after completing his degree in business administration at Bryant University. He assumed responsibility for the investment process, specializing in handling trades and executing the agreements to ensure all were completed in a timely and efficient manner.
Robert Louden, professor of philosophy at the University of Southern Maine, was recently named the University of Southern Maine's fifth Distinguished Professor, among the highest honors a tenured full professor can receive at the university. He is recognized worldwide for his scholarship, teaching, and service. Louden came to USM in 1982 as an assistant professor of philosophy, receiving the rank of full professor in 1996 and serving as chair of his department four times. Over the course of his career, his scholarly focus has been ethics, the moral imagination, and the work of Immanuel Kant. After receiving his doctorate from University of Chicago in 1981, Louden taught in colleges across the nation and as a visiting professor in Germany. He is the author of four books issued by Oxford University Press and edited five collections, including three on Kant. Louden has also written more than 100 published journal articles, book chapters, and reviews and has been invited to lecture throughout the world. In 2007, he was named a Fulbright Scholar.
The One Longfellow Square Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of Kippy Rudy as the new executive director of the Portland-based nonprofit devoted to live performance and arts education. A resident of Bath, Rudy was selected after a thorough national search conducted this summer. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit arts management in Maine. Rudy has held key positions at several major Portland arts institutions including general manager at PORTopera, marketing and development director at Portland Stage, and director of corporate and foundation relations at the Portland Museum of Art.
Pierce Atwood recently announced that Kyle Glover has joined its Portland office. He will practice with the Intellectual Property and Technology Group. Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Glover served as law clerk for Jon O. Newman, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for F. Dennis Saylor IV, of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In addition to his interests in intellectual property and technology, Glover has worked as a facilitator and written and taught on the subjects of negotiation and conflict resolution. Glover earned his juris doctor cum laude from Harvard Law School, his master's from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and his bachelor's with honors from the University of Chicago.
Greener wheels for local milk
Oakhurst Dairy, northern New England’s largest independent family-owned dairy company and the first dairy company in the United States to purchase a hybrid delivery truck in 2009, recently unveiled three new hybrid electric delivery trucks at an event for employees and local and state officials. The three new hybrid delivery trucks represent an expansion of the dairy’s existing alternative technology vehicle fleet.