The Darlings Agency has announced that Judie Tardiff is now associated with the company, offering insurance in the Ellsworth area. Tardiff, of Ellsworth, has been in the insurance business since 1979 and has been working with clients in Penobscot, Hancock, Washington and Waldo counties since 1989. Through Darlings, she will offer lines of business insurance, as well as employee benefits and personal lines insurance. Darlings said it would be opening an office in Ellsworth soon.
The Maine International Trade Center has three new members on its board of directors.
Kelly L’Heureux is a manager at OCEANAIR, a customs house brokerage and freight forwarding company in Portland. Kent Peterson is CEO of Fluid Imaging Technologies, a Yarmouth-based high-tech manufacturing firm. Dennis Leiner is the founder and chief technology officer at Lighthouse imaging, a medical optics design and manufacturing firm in Portland.
Murray, Plumb & Murray has added Chelsea (Fournier) Callanan to its Portland firm.
The firm said Callanan’s practice will focus primarily on general corporate law and intellectual property law, with an emphasis on working with businesses in the creative economy and technology fields and clients in need of creative protection strategies for intangible assets and trademarks. Callanan most recently served as an associate attorney at Furman Gregory Deptula in Biddeford. Prior to that, she was a member of the business and intellectual property groups at Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP in Portland.
Peter L. Judkins, president and CEO of Franklin Savings Bank, has been tapped to be the Maine Bankers Association’s chairman for 2011-2012. Christopher W. Emmons, president of Gorham Savings Bank, was elected vice chairman of the association.
The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project has recently promoted two members of its staff as it begins a nationwide search for an executive director to replace founder Beth Stickney.
Hayden Anderson of Portland will serve as the interim executive director. Susan Roche of South Portland has been promoted to legal director. Anderson received his bachelor of arts in philosophy from Amherst College and his doctorate in philosophy from Notre Dame. Roche received her bachelor of science from the University of New Hampshire in business administration and international relations. She graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2000.
Carla Booth has joined Coastal Enterprises Inc. in Bangor as a loan and investment officer.
Booth’s lending experience has included working with the Small Business Administration’s micro and 504 loan program, the USDA Rural Development, USDA Farm Services Agency, FAME and other agencies. Prior to joining CEI she was employed by People’s United Bank in their Bangor branch.
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