USM awarded $175K
energy education grant
PORTLAND — University of Southern Maine’s Department of Environmental Science was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to support the development of an applied energy curriculum.
The $175,000, three-year grant will be used to design energy-related courses and a graduate certificate. Dr. Daniel M. Martínez, a faculty member in environmental science, is spearheading the curriculum design and laboratory management.
The grant will also help expand USM’s energy research and testing capabilities.
No. Yarmouth resident to
serve on national board
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Arthur A. Cerullo of North Yarmouth, a longtime American Lung Association volunteer, was appointed to serve on the American Lung Association’s national board of directors.
Cerullo, an attorney with Drummond & Drummond in Portland, has been a volunteer with the American Lung Association in Maine for more than 20 years.
Over the years, he as served as the ALA in Maine’s president from 2001-2003; helped launch Maine’s Asthma Walks; and has personally participated in the American Lung Association in Maine’s “Trek Across Maine” for the last 21 years.
Since 2004 he has volunteered for the National American Lung Association, and most recently served as its Speaker of the National Assembly for 2009-2010.
New Hires, Promotions
The Ad Club of Maine has named Karen Tucker of Great Diamond Island as the new executive administrator responsible for the day-to-day functions of the club and to work with the board of directors’ executive committee and committee chairs.
The Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro recently graduated 44 new police officers, of which five have been placed in area police departments. Patrick R. Scott and Matthew W. Swan have joined the Brunswick Police Department; and Jamie A. Beals, Heather M. Brown, and Paul J. Bertozzi have joined the Portland Police Department.
Emerald Hospitality has hired Jeanne Carpentier as regional director of sales and marketing overseeing sales for the Hampton Inns of Freeport, Presque Isle, and Waterville, and the Hilton Garden Inns of Freeport, Syracuse, N.Y., and Ithaca, N.Y. The company also promoted Josh Cushing to general manager at the Hilton Garden Inn of Freeport. Formerly, Cushing worked at the Hampton Inn in Presque Isle.
Hobbs Funeral Home has named Jonathan James Cagney of Portland as a licensed funeral director, where he will assist with funeral services and the daily operations of the funeral home.
Kelly Parker has joined Allen & Selig Realty of North Yarmouth and Bath as a designated broker. Parker was previously the designated broker/owner of Real Estate Exchange, Inc. in Falmouth.
Levey Day School has named Dr. Stephen Simons as director of Portland-based Jewish day school. Simons was previously the director of education at Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Jesse Baines of Portland has joined Friends of Casco Bay as the development /communications associate. Prior to joining Friends of Casco Bay, Baines was the event coordinator for GrowSmart Maine and the marketing and membership associate for the Maine Lobstermen’s Association.
The Maine Civil Liberties Union has promoted Brianna Twofoot of Portland from organizer to field director of the MCLU, overseeing the MCLU’s public education and field programs.
Pierce Atwood LLP has hired Tatsiana Bianetskaya of Portland as tax and accounting manager in the firm’s finance department.
Shalom House, Inc. of Portland, a provider of mental health support services and affordable housing for people living with psychiatric disabilities, has promoted Norman Maze from property manager to housing director.
Jordan Denning of Yarmouth has been named the president of App Publishing, LLC, a Portland-based software development company.
Unum has promoted the following three executives to senior vice president positions at its Portland location: Don Boutin was promoted from vice president to senior vice president of national client group; Diane Garofalo was promoted from vice president of benefits operations to senior vice president of long term disability and individual disability benefits; and Scott Maker was promoted from vice president and chief government affairs officer to senior vice president and chief government affairs officer.
Portland advertising, interactive and public relations agency KG Partners has hired Derek LaVallee as its new director of public relations and John Vincent as director of account services.
Danielle Dubuc has been promoted to managing partner of LongHorn Steakhouse located at 300 Maine Mall Road in South Portland.
Baker Newman Noyes has hired Jana Purrell as manager in the healthcare consulting division and Michael Morse joined the firm as a staff auditor.
Joshua Moore of Cumberland, Ross Kendrick of Yarmouth and Nicole Evers of Yarmouth have joined the Maine Conservation Corps as team members and AmeriCorps volunteers for the summer.
James J. McQuaid of Scarborough was named the director of pharmacy services for Maine Veterans’ Homes, which operates six Homes throughout Maine.
Over 70 employees from Time Warner Cable participated in the MS Society’s Annual Plane Pull held recently at the Portland International Jetport. The Plane Pull competition requires teams of 25 to pull a Boeing 757 for 12 feet, with the fastest time winning. Time Warner Cable sponsored five teams, and won first place with a time of 3.88 seconds and third place with a time of 4.04 seconds, raising nearly $20,000 for the MS Society’s Northern New England Chapter.