Prospect hemp grower Prospect Farms has announced that Michael Bumgarner joined as partner and chief strategy officer. Bumgarner joined the team after initially founding CBD skincare product maker Cannuka, which he launched in 2017.
Ellen Jordan recently joined Simons & Associates Law of Scarborough as Office Manager. Jordan, of Yarmouth, brings extensive administrative experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.
Tyler Hudson is back at Westbrook-based credit union technology company Synergent as vice president of software delivery. Hudson, of Springvale, has worked in financial services for more than 24 years and has dedicated 20 years to advancing the credit union movement. He most recently served as senior vice president of operations and digital services at a credit union.
Bangor-based Mission Broadband has hired Daisy Brown as project manager. Brown, of Scarborough, joins Mission from Otelco. In his new role, Brown brings more than 27 years of telecommunications experience to the team.
Portland-based human resources consulting firm Career Management Associates has appointed Ashley Adams as its vice president. Adams joined the agency five years ago, most recently as director.
Jamie Szal was made a partner at the Lewiston-based law firm Brann & Isaacson. Szal’s practice will continue to focus on assisting businesses with all aspects of state and local taxation. She joined Brann & Isaacson in 2017, after several years with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
Anne Arnold joined the board of Waterville-based jewelry retailer Day’s Jewelers. Arnold is a long-time jewelry industry leader and certified public accountant. She is currently Director of Strategy at Buyer’s Intelligence Group. Day’s operates stores in Maine and New Hampshire.
Adam Aucoin was promoted to tax director at Portland-based accounting firm Baker Newman Noyes. Aucoin most recently worked as a senior tax department executive since 2018. He joined Baker in 2012, previously working for a small business in the Bangor area.
Heather Robinson was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, at Camden National Bank. Robinson previously served as Senior Vice President since joining the bank in 2018. Prior to joining Camden National, Robinson was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the United States and Canada at EVO Payments International.
Catherine Dad was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Public Adjusters. Papa joined the National Fire Adjustment Co. Inc. in 2007 and is a licensed public adjuster specializing in residential and commercial claims. She is a fourth-generation licensed public adjuster who advocates for home and business owners in handling property damage insurance claims.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has selected Luis Aponte as the new District Curator for Cumberland and York Counties. Aponte most recently served as District Curator for Oxford County. He will be based in Scarborough.
ProsperityME named Lesley Ridge, Community Engagement Manager and University Credit Union Certified Financial Advisor on the organization’s Marketing and Volunteer Development Committee. Ridge joined UCU in 2011 after a long career in human resources with a large regional supermarket.
Jean Diamond, president and CEO of the University of Maine Alumni Association, announced his intention to retire at the end of June. Diamond, of Blue Hill, started in 1989 as a faculty member in the university’s journalism department. In 1992, he was appointed director of public affairs at UMaine. He became executive director of external affairs for the UMaine system in 2002. In 2010, Diamond left Maine to become University of Arkansas Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Relations. Diamond began his tenure as president of the alumni association in 2015.
Terrence Gray retired from the Board of the Bath Housing Authority after 40 years as Commissioner. Gray is the authority’s longest-serving commissioner. He joined the board in 1982 and was instrumental in establishing the affiliated company Bath Housing Development Corp. in 1984.