The Maine Association of Realtors has a new president
AUGUSTA, Maine – Madeleine Hill began her tenure as President of the Maine Association of Realtors for 2022.
Hill is the Designated Broker for Roxanne York Real Estate on Bailey Island and a native of Coast Maine with 15 years of experience in real estate in the Mid-Coast area. She has served as President Elect and Senior Vice President of the Maine Real Estate Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Maine Real Estate Information System, Inc. dba Maine Listings. She also serves the real estate industry nationwide as the Maine representative on the National Association of REALTORS® Safety Advisory Committee.
The Maine Association of Realtors represents 6,200 realtors statewide involved in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate and 400 affiliated professionals involved in real estate transactions such as lenders, closing agents, title agents, appraisers, home inspectors and land surveyors. In 2020, Maine’s real estate industry accounted for $ 12.6 billion or 19% of the state of Maine’s gross product.
Bergen & Parkinson announce new partner
CESO, Maine – Sarah B. Neault has become a partner in the regional law firm Bergen & Parkinson. Neault resides in Biddeford with her husband and children and has deep and long-standing personal and professional ties with the Saco-Biddeford area. She will continue to practice in the firm’s Saco office, primarily in the areas of estate planning and probate and trust administration.
Neault is a graduate of Northeastern University and the New England School of Law and is admitted to practice in Maine, Massachusetts, at the US District Court of Massachusetts and the US Court of Federal Claims. In addition to counseling people with complex estate planning issues, Sarah has a long-standing interest in helping veterans maximize their VA benefits, as well as helping parents structure plans for children with special needs.
Bergen & Parkinson provides a full range of legal services to clients in York County and southern Maine from its offices in Kennebunk and Saco.
Caisse d’Epargne Piscataqua welcomes George Rooney
PORTSMOUTH – Piscataqua Savings Bank has announced the appointment of George Rooney as portfolio manager within its Trust & Investment department.
Rooney, an experienced investment professional, has held a variety of positions both in institutional asset management and in wealth advisory roles. Most recently, he served as Director of Investments at Collaboration Capital, a Houston-based wealth advisor who focused on traditional and sustainable investing practices. Prior to taking on the role of CIO, he spent over ten years with UBS Global Asset Management in New York, where he served as Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager. His experience also includes a portfolio manager role with Standish, Ayer and Wood, Inc. in Boston, MA. “We are very happy that George is joining our team. His core values, his ties to the community and his investment experience make him a perfect fit for our culture and what we stand for, ”noted Bank President Joan Gile.
He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. He holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University in International Finance / Business and Management. He graduated from Providence College with a BA in Psychology.
Rooney, his wife and their five children live in North Hampton.
Madeline Brooks Joins On Belay as New Executive Director
NEWMARKET – After extensive research, the board of directors of On Belay announced the appointment of Madeline Brooks as the new CEO. Brooks has worked almost exclusively for nonprofit organizations throughout his career, with an emphasis on programming and youth development. On Belay creates a community among young people who have or have had a family member with cancer by using adventure-based programs that encourage participants to discover their inner resilience.
Over the past seven years, his experience working with a nonprofit has given him a deep understanding of the inner workings of a successful nonprofit as well as direct experience working with young people. faced with difficult life situations. She has worked with children as young as four years old and adolescents facing extremely difficult life situations. Throughout her career, she has seen the benefits that adventure activities can offer young people during some of the most difficult times in their lives.
“With both an MBA and an MSW, Madeline has the perfect blend of practical knowledge and business heart. She is a seasoned adventure travel facilitator having led numerous trips to Colorado. She understands first-hand the positive impact a program like On Belay has on children. Working with her during the transition period reinforced that she was the right fit for On Belay. She loves youth programs and has a strong roots in the nonprofit sector, ”said outgoing CEO Stephanie Beck.
Brooks’ goal is to raise awareness of On Belay in southern New Hampshire, southern Maine, and the northern Massachusetts coast, while forming new relationships with cancer-affected families and the outdoor industry in the region. While there are other programs to support children while a family member battles cancer, On Belay is unique in that it provides an opportunity to cope and perhaps heal through cancer. adventure, play and time away from the illness of family members.
This article originally appeared on the Portsmouth Herald: Updates on the Maine Association of Realtors, Piscataqua Savings, On Belay New Hires