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New Hires

Spencer Thibodeau recently joined Verrill Dana as a winter associate. Verrill Dana’s summer and winter associate programs are designed to provide an opportunity for second year law students to experience the law practice of a typical associate at the firm. Thibodeau will rotate through several department and practice groups over the winter. He is currently in his second year at Northeastern University School of Law. Prior to law school, Thibodeau earned his B.A. in Political Science with a double major in Economics and Black Studies from Fairfield University.

Preti Flaherty recently announced the hire of Robert “Benji” Borowski as an associate. Borowski will practice Energy Law from the firm’s Portland office; he participated in the firm’s summer associate program in 2010 and served as a paralegal at Locke, Lord, Bissell and Liddell in Boston where he researched and analyzed “Green” and “Clean Tech” venture capitalist firms.

Tyler Hobbs recently joined The Boulos Company as an associate on the brokerage team of Andrew Ingalls, Craig young, Joe Porta and Greg Boulos. He will be focusing on helping owners and tenants satisfy their office, retail, industrial and investment property needs in the Central and Southern Maine region.

Tom Polko has joined Martin’s Point as the new vice president of specialty and ancillary services. Polko will be responsible for overseeing specialities, lab, radiology, health education, health information management and billing. He will also be responsible for specialty program development and the launching of a new specialty center. Before coming to Martin’s Point, Polko served as the executive director of the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine in Scarborough and was the chief administrative officer for Cardiovascular Consultants of Maine

Bernstein Shur recently announced the addition of attorney Mary Costigan to the firm’s energy, environmental, municipal and regulatory practice groups. She will focus on municipal law, environmental permitting and compliance and will represent municipalities as well as private clients in matters at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, she served as associate corporation counsel for the City of Portland, providing legal advice and representation for staff and the city council on a variety of municipal matters. Costigan also served as president of the Long Creek Watershed Management District Board, which oversees the implementation of the storm-water management plan for Long Creek.

Prime Mercedes of Scarborough recently hired David Waldecker and Kallie Newcomb as sales and leasing agents. Waldecker lives in South Portland and is a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono. Newcomb is a resident of Scarborough and graduate of the University of Southern Maine.

Dianne Fazzio was recently hired as the manager of Two Lights Home Care in Cape Elizabeth. She was previously the manager of marketing and communications for a senior living community in Portland and community outreach manager for a local home care agency.

Mercy Gorham Crossing, an affiliate of Mercy Health System of Maine, recently hired John Brewer as a primary care provider. Brewer will specialize in family practice medicine.

A Perfect Smile, a cosmetic and general dental practice in Falmouth, recently hired Dr. Stefan Andren. He will be working with Dr. Robert Nelson to offer restorative, preventative, and cosmetic dental care.

Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy recently announced that Denise Bluhm joined the physical therapy staff at their Brunswick office. She graduated from the University of Evansville in Indiana and has provided physical therapy care in the Brunswick area for the past nine years.

The Maine Association of Nonprofits recently hired three new staff members. Mark Hews is the new director of programming, responsible for overseeing and developing all aspects of the organization’s training and capacity building programs. Molly O’Connell is the new resources and advocacy coordinator and is responsible for supporting the organization’s advocacy program, nonprofit management help desk, online resources, principles and practices and publications. Abbie McGilvery is the new education program coordinator responsible for planning and executing the SkillBuilder Management Training Program, and supporting other management training programs.

Louis Hanson recently joined Mercy Yarmouth Primary Care, bringing with him 32 years of experience and knowledge. He attended the University of Kansas before graduating from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Hanson practiced medicine in Cumberland for 32 years and was active in local and state professional activities, including serving four years as chief of staff at OHM (now Brighton Medical center).

Spinnaker Trust recently hired Erick J. Lahme as a senior client advisor for the trust company’s growing clientele. Lahme joins Spinnaker Trust after more than two decades in financial services, most recently as a vice president at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Portland.

Christopher King recently joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as a home mortgage consultant. He has over a decade of experience in mortgage origination and underwriting.

Putney, Inc., a pet pharmaceutical company focused on the development and sale of generic prescription medicines for pets, recently announced that it has hired TJ Dupree as chief operating officer. Most recently Dupree was corporate vice president, companion animal group at IDEXX Laboratories Inc., the animal health diagnostics and information technology solutions company. In his new role Dupree will have strategic and operational responsibility for all of Putney’s commercial operations including sales, marketing, service and global supply change.

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