People and Business: March 30

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Sea Dogs to honor
Maine’s leading women

PORTLAND — The Portland Sea Dogs is seeking nominations for its second annual Maine’s Leading Women Day to recognize women in Maine who are making positive contributions to their communities, businesses and families.

The Leading Women’s Day will be held on Wednesday, May 25, at Hadlock Field in Portland.

Nominations for a Maine leading woman will be accepted in the categories of education, business leadership, community activism, public service and non-profits/the arts. The Sea Dogs will recognize one woman from each category who has demonstrated a commitment to making Maine a better place to live, work and raise a family.

Winners will be chosen based on longevity of service, contributions, accomplishments, ability to overcome adversity, a strong vision, and commitment to the future.  

All nominees must be residents of Maine or work for a company that has an office in Maine.

Every nominee will be given two reserved seats at Hadlock Field for the 6 p.m. game on May 25. The five category winners will be notified ahead of time and recognized on the field prior to the game. Each winner will get to throw an honorary first pitch.

Nominations will be accepted through May 2. To nominate someone for Maine’s Leading Women Day, go to and select “community.”


Androscoggin Bank, with branch locations in Lewiston, Auburn, Portland, Brunswick, Gray, Jay, Lisbon Falls, Livermore Falls, South Paris and Turner, has named Pasquale F. Maiorino as chairman of the board of directors. Maiorino previously served as vice chairman.

The Cumberland County YMCA has appointed three new board members. They are Ethan Gamage of Portland, senior consultant at Opus Consulting Group; Jenna Klein Jonsson of Freeport, creative director and managing editor at L.L.Bean; and Cliff Ruprecht of Pownal, a partner at Pierce Atwood law firm.

John Shumadine of Portland, attorney and director at Portland law firm, Murray, Plumb & Murray, was recently elected to the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland.

Bernstein Shur shareholder and attorney, Lester F. Wilkinson of Augusta, was appointed to the board of trustees at Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook.

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland recently appointed the following to its board of directors: Steven X. Cadrin, associate professor at the University of Massachusetts School for Marine Science and Technology; Eliot R. Cutler of Cape Elizabeth; Corson Ellis, founder and chairman of Kepware Technologies; David T. Lawrence of Chestnut Hill, Mass.; Pendred E. Noyce of Weston, Mass.; and Peter A. Vail, director of fresh foods at Hannaford Bros. Co.; John N. Kelly, partner at Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman was named chairman of the board. Kimberly Gorton, president and chief operating officer of Slade Gorton & Co., was named vice chairwoman. Joan M. Smith, CPA, principal at Baker Newman Noyes, was named treasurer. Thomas S. Hanson, partner at Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer and Nelson, was named secretary.

Ben Grant of Portland, an attorney with Topsham-based workers’ rights law firm, McTeague Higbee, has been elected chairman of the Maine Democratic Party, replacing retiring chairman, John Knutson.

Delta Dental Plan of Maine has elected a new director, Dr. Demitroula Kouzounas of Saco. Kouzounas has a private practice with Dr. Joseph Penna at Dunstan Dental Center in Scarborough.

Mathew Eddy
of Brunswick, executive director of Eaton Peabody Consulting Group, and David Soley of Freeport, co-founder and owner of East Brown Cow, have been elected as board members of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association, a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers.

Riding To The Top, a therapeutic horseback riding center in Windham, has elected a new board of officers. Anneliese Lemmo of Topsham, senior financial analyst at IDEXX Laboratories, was named president. Bill McCullough of Brunswick, associate professor at USM, was named vice president. Susan Lemieux of Standish, president of Legacy Publishing, was elected treasurer. Cindy Elder of Windham will continue her term as board secretary. Recently elected board members include: Kate Loukas of Windham, associate clinical professor of occupational therapy; and Lisa Wentzell of North Yarmouth.

The board of directors of Frannie Peabody Center, an HIV/AIDS service organization, has recently named its officers for 2011. Daniel D’Entremont of Biddeford, owner of Ferry Crossing, LLC, president; Wendy R. Cherubini of Portland, analyst with Maine State Legislature’s Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, vice president; Fernando de Leon of Portland, with Domain Language, Inc., treasurer; Perry St. Louis of Portland, marketing communications manager for The Social Security Law Group, secretary.

Pamela Harwood of Longwoods Alpaca Farm in Cumberland has been elected president of the board of directors of the North American Alpaca Fiber Producers.

David Kitchen, owner/broker of Foundations Real Estate in Yarmouth, has been re-appointed to the Maine Real Estate Commission and was elected chairman of the commission for 2011. This is his fifth term as chairman since his original appointment to the commission in 1993.

Paul Smith of Yarmouth, senior vice president, head of loan operations with TD Bank in Lewiston, has been named the 2011 Chairman for the 13th annual Central Maine Heart Walk, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Smith, a two-time heart attack survivor, was last year’s top fundraising walker, having raised $2,350. The walk will take place on Sunday, Sept. 18 in Lewiston/Auburn.

At the Maine Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association annual membership meeting, Portland members Amy Rolnick was re-elected as treasurer and Walter Selens was selected as a delegate to represent Maine at the upcoming national convention.

The Portland Republican City Committee has elected new officers for 2011-2012.  Kirsten Martin, general manager of Foreside Real Estate Management, was elected chairwoman. Also elected was Patrick Calder, vice chairman; Steven Scharf, secretary; Jeff Martin, treasurer; Barbara Harvey, program chairwoman; William Gowen, finance chairman; and Peter Doyle, candidate recruitment chairman.

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