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Hires, Promotions, Appointments

Adele Nichols of Portland, a senior account manager at Clark Insurance of Portland, was named Insurance Professional of the Year at the Maine State Council annual meeting of the International Association of Insurance Professionals.

Patrick Morang, who was the former beverage manager at TIQA, has been named the new general manager. In his new position, Morang will oversee all areas of the Portland restaurant.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Cape Elizabeth has announced that Kathleen Scott of Scarborough has been recognized for outstanding achievement and named Broker of the Month for September for superior sales.

Lauren Klibansky and Jane Bopp, both of Falmouth, have joined the team of HR consultants at KMA Human Resources Consulting of Falmouth.

Britt McMahon of Scarborough has been promoted to employee benefit group marketing coordinator at Norton Financial Services of Cumberland and Brunswick.

PDT Architects of Portland has hired Adam B. McKinnon, R.A., formerly of Philadelphia, as a project manager for multi-family housing and K-12 school projects.

Maine Medical Center (MMC) announces that Baird Mallory, M.D., has been named Surgical Specialty Medical Director & Associate Service Line Physician Leader. Mallory joined MMC in 2005, most recently serving as Division Director of Maine Medical Partners – Pediatric Surgery.

Falmouth resident Lauren Sterling has joined the board of directors at The Maine Women’s Policy Center. Sterling is with the Maine Early Learning Investment Group, a statewide group of Maine CEOs working to break the cycle of poverty by supporting early childhood education and family stability.

Maine State Ballet has recently promoted six dancers from apprentice to full status as company dancers: Nick Anderson of Scarborough, Kristin Francoeur of Portland, Kallee Gallant of Cumberland, Laura Moskevich of Scarborough, Casey Ryan of Falmouth and Emma Rose Schwartz of Portland. The ballet company has also admitted five new apprentices: Sophie Bray of Yarmouth, Lily Mackenzie of Cape Elizabeth, Kendra Murray of Falmouth, Olivia Rockvam of Falmouth and Brooke Sowerby of South Portland.


In its annual ranking of the nation’s top 50 registered investment advisors, Bloomberg Markets named wealth management firm R. M. Davis of Portland as fifth nationally and the only advisor from Maine. R.M. Davis was rated higher than any other firm in New England.

Portland-based Martin’s Point Generations Advantage Prime and Value plans have earned the highest possible overall rating for quality and service awarded nationally to Medicare Advantage plans. The plans from Martin’s Point are one of only 12 in the country to earn five stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 2016.

New Beginnings

Maine Medical Center announced that five new state-of-the-art operating rooms are now complete. Construction for the vertical expansion on top of the medical center’s lower Bean Building near the Emergency Department began in February 2014. The $40 million investment in a 41,361-square-foot expansion includes five state-of-the-art operating rooms and 20 new spaces for surgery prep and recovery. KeyBank donated $200,000 for a family room to help the healing process for patients and their family members.

Giving Back

The franchisees of the McDonald’s on St. John Street in Portland recently presented The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital with a $10,000 donation from the restaurant’s Spaces in Our Hearts Program. The program, created by owner/operators Edie and George Lydick, makes 20 parking spaces available at the restaurant during Sea Dogs baseball games for $10 each.

The Bath Back Pack Program, in partnership with the Good Shepherd Food Bank, has received a matching gift of $2,500 from Hannaford Supermarkets to help expand their program to reach students at the Fisher-Mitchell School. The Bath Rotary Club met Hannaford’s challenge and will be donating an additional $2,500 to the program.

Members of 100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine donated $5,550 to the Portland-based nonprofit Furniture Friends, which collects used furniture to give to Greater Portland residents in need.