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Hires, Promotions, Appointments

George Campbell has been appointed as the University of Southern Maine’s vice president for advancement and president and CEO of the USM Foundation. In the position, Campbell, who lives in Portland and is the former mayor, will serve as the university’s chief development officer, responsible for directing capital campaigns and other fundraising efforts. He will also oversee alumni and corporate relations.

Broadreach Public Relations, a strategic communications firm located in Portland, announced that former Yarmouth resident Jason Sulham has joined the firm in the position of senior strategist.

PORTopera recently announced the appointment of Caroline Koelker as managing director. She will be responsible for managing all aspects of the opera company’s productions, outreach and fundraising.

Three new physicians have joined Maine Medical Center. Michael A. Ferguson, MD, has joined the department of pediatrics. Ferguson received his medical degree from The University of Queensland, Australia. He was most recently a pediatric critical care fellow at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Kelley E. Conroy, MD, has joined Maine Medical Partners – Women’s Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Conroy received her medical degree from University of Florida College of Medicine, and most recently completed a maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Tufts.

Genevieve London, MD, has joined MMP – Westbrook Pediatrics. Prior to joining MMP, she was a pediatric hospitalist at Central Maine Medical Center. London received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Preti Flaherty announced that Ethan A. Anderson of Portland has joined the firm. Anderson will practice business law from the firm’s Portland office.


Falmouth-based Lucas Tree Experts and Apothecary by Design of Portland were two of six Maine companies presented with a 2015 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence during a reception at the Blaine House in Augusta. The 25th annual awards, administered by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development and sponsored by Fairpoint Communications, recognized Maine businesses that are successful in a variety of ways and honor their outstanding commitment to their employees, their communities and to overall business excellence.

Town & Country was recognized as one of four Outstanding Businesses of 2015 for its new administrative center on Little Dolphin Drive, off U.S. Route 1 by Scarborough Economic Business Development Corporation during its annual meeting. Town & Country was also named one of the Best Places to Work both nationally and in Maine for 2015. In addition, the organization ranked 12th nationally out of 45 credit unions in the Best Credit Unions to Work for 2015 by the Credit Union Journal. The credit union also placed first in the New England Financial Marketing Association’s Financial Marketing Award in the Public Relations category.

The municipality of Freeport was recognized for producing the highest-quality Annual Report in its population category during recent judging at Maine Municipal Association. MMA’s Annual Report Competition, which has been held for more than 50 years, recognized the best of 240 reports submitted by Maine towns and cities.

Paintings by Bath-based artist Sandy Crabtree have been selected as Pine Tree Society’s 2015 Holiday Cards. Since 1969, the cards have been a major source of revenue that supports Pine Tree Society’s professional services for Maine people with disabilities.

In recognition of Bath Savings Institution’s commitment to affordable housing, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston awarded a $2,500 grant to the nonprofit of Bath Savings’ choice, Tedford Housing, which is dedicated to ending homelessness in mid-coast Maine.

The Public Health Program at The Opportunity Alliance has received a $6,000 grant from the Welch Charitable Foundation of the Maine Community Foundation to prevent youth substance. The grant ensures at-risk youth have access to the early intervention Student Intervention and Reintegration Program.

Chef Matt Ginn of EVO in Portland was crowned Maine Lobster Chef of the Year at Harvest on the Harbor’s signature event during Maine’s premier food and wine festival. His winning dish was Maine lobster, Turkish pasta and local beans.

Rotary International recently honored Yarmouth-based nonprofit Safe Passage with the prestigious 2015 Donald MacRae Peace Award in a ceremony at the Rotary International Zone Institute in Providence, Rhode Island.

Shalom House will recognize Peter Driscoll and William Floyd at the annual Shalom House Hope Awards Nov. 5 at Ocean Gateway in Portland. The 2015 Johnson & Korda Innovation Award will be awarded to Driscoll, executive director of Amistad, Portland’s leading Peer Support and Recovery Center. The 2015 Joseph Brannigan Community Excellence Award will be given to Floyd, who is the executive director of Genesis Community Loan Fund.

New Beginnings

Believe Fitness Center, at 25 Stanwood St., Brunswick, held a ribbon cutting to showcase its new expanded fitness facility, and now has over 3,000 square feet of space.

Bangor Savings Bank will invest nearly $10 million in expansion plans for greater Portland. The investment will result in the relocation of its 280 Fore St. branch services to a newly renovated branch on Middle Street in Portland, renovation to the Fore Street corporate headquarters, and two newly constructed branches with business offices.