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New Hires

Highliner Events, a South Portland, Maine-based event management company has made the following new hires: Imogene Altznauer has been hired as a partner, overseeing event operations for the company; Jay Perrotta was hired as the sales director for commercial marine events; Karen Thomas is the new sales director for the seafood and technology sector events; and, Kristi Braun joined the company as an event coordinator.

Mercy Health System of Maine recently hired Bianca Monteiro, M.D. as a new physician for its pulmonary practice located at Mercy Hospital on State St. She will assist Mercy’s pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine department in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary lung disease and sleep disorders.

Willaim T. Olsen Jr. was hired as senior relationship manager and team leader in commercial lending at TD Bank in Portland. He will be responsible for managing a commercial lending team and developing commercial banking relationships with business clients throughout Southern Maine.

United way of Greater Portland recently promoted Kerry Smith of Portland to senior associate, resource generation. Additionally, Alison Hickey of Cape Elizabeth was hired as vice president, resource generation and Ainsley Wallace of Portland was hired as director of major gifts and planned giving.

Jodee Mosher, M.D., recently joined Southern Maine Geriatrics of Freeport. Mosher completed medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. and completed her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care Internal Medicine Residency.

GEI Consultants Inc. has hired Sarah Christian as a hydrologist at the Portland office. She will focus on providing GEI’s municipal, state and federal government clients and private dam owners a full array of integrated professional water resources consulting services including a focus on geotechnical, environmental and ecological practices.

Tilson Technology Management recently hired Tom Kinney as a principal consultant and Cameron Kilton as a senior consultant. Both are also members of the firm’s wireless and telecommunications group.

iBec Creative of Portland hired Seth Storey as the company’s web advisor. He will be responsible for growing iBec’s client base, providing sales and development plans for the company, and working with current clients to develop creative options to fit their needs.

Lindsay Harris of Scarborough recently joined Gorham Savings Bank as the assistant vice president and portfolio loan officer. She has been working for the bank since 1996.


The Maine National Guard has made the following promotions: Cory Major of Brunswick and Steven Dee Jr. of New Gloucester were promoted to Sgt.; Keith Laroche of Portland was promoted to Spc.; Kane Lapid Isiah of Portland, Theodore Phadungthin of Portland, Lisa Bryant of Scarborough, Adam Stoddard of Scarborough, and Christopher Wayland of Portland were all promoted to Pfc.; and, Brandon Briggs of Freeport and Grace Miller of Portland were promoted to Pv2.

Susan Danly was promoted to senior curator at The Portland Museum of Art. She was hired by the museum in 2002 as curator of graphics, photography, and contemporary art.

Keith J. Bourgeois of Portland is now the director of operations for Amedisys Home Health Care. His experience ranges from the critical care arena, specifically hemodynamic monitoring, to all aspects of comprehensive skilled health care.


The Kiwanis Club of Portland installed Elizabeth Richards of Westbrook as its new president. Angie Dougherty was appointed vice-president and David Bouffard was appointed secretary/treasurer. The following members will serve as the Club’s directors: Jason Briggs, Pete Brown, Phil Haskell, Nelson Haynes, and Beth Tatro. Angela Wright of Auburn and Mary Fasulo of Portland were inducted as new members.

At the annual meeting of the Maine Association of School Libraries, a new slate of officers was appointed for a two-year term: Eileen Broderick of Bethel was appointed president; Joyce Lucas of Smithfield is vice-president; and Dorothy Hall-Riddle continues as treasurer. Tina Taggart of Foxcroft Academy is the new secretary.

Good Deeds

Bangor Savings Bank Foundation recently donated $2,500 to The Cancer Community Center in South Portland. The gift will enable The Cancer Community Center to promote and support the well-being of all adults impacted by cancer through high-quality, free programming.

Golf & Ski Warehouse of Scarborough recently donated a percentage of the revenues generated at its Scarborough store location during the Columbus Day Weekend Sale to Maine Handicapped Skiing, a year-round adaptive recreational program that teaches adaptive sports activities to people with physical disabilities. The donation totaled $1,313.82.

Portland Pie Company recently donated more than $6,000 to Maine Handicapped Skiing. The company raised $6,000 through its third annual Ryan Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament at the Woodlands Club. They also donated $700 of proceeds from a recent Portland Pie Cares Night at the company’s three Maine locations in Portland, Scarborough and Westbrook.

Staff members at Vreeland Marketing & Design in Yarmouth have planted 300 pink tulips in support of the Maine Cancer Foundation’s Pink Tulip Project. The pink-on-pink Cancer Victory Garden on Forest Falls Dr. was planted to raise funds for the Foundation in its fight against breast cancer and other cancers affecting women.
Time Warner Cable recently made a $10,000 contribution to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to support the participation of Kennebec County students in GMRI’s Lab Venture! science program.


Three charter members of the Scarborough Police Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) program received the Silver Award for their service June 30, 2010 to July 1, 2011. Jane Thurlow logged 470 hours, Ralph Masciovecchio logged 359 hours and Ed Libby volunteered 274. The VIPS assist the police department by performing administrative duties at the police department, assisting with traffic direction at special events, providing volunteer public safety/crime prevention patrols and assisting with parking control.

Garrand, a marketing and communications firm in Portland, recently received a Gold and Silver Award at the Golden Arrow Awards ceremony at the Maine Public Relations Council annual conference. The award honors excellence and provides a forum for exhibiting exemplary work, promoting public recognition of high quality communications, and gaining corporate recognition for public relations.

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