BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Scott Twitchell

Scott Twitchell, executive vice president of sales at Clark Insurance, has been elected to the agency’s board of directors. Twitchell is responsible for the strategic growth of the Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts markets as a member of the management team. He started his insurance career with Banknorth Insurance and eventually became part of the leadership team that grew to be TD Banknorth Insurance, TD Insurance, and most recently USI Insurance Services, before leaving to join Clark. Twitchell graduated from Bowdoin College and has attended executive MBA classes through Boston University and the University of Southern Maine.

Virginia Swain

Jon Mason

JMG, Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, a statewide nonprofit serving 10,000 students across Maine, recently added Virginia Swain and Jon Mason to its board of directors. Swain is a professor emerita at Dartmouth College and is dedicated to helping Maine youth succeed, and is especially interested in fostering students’ skills, health, self-confidence and ambition. Mason currently serves as the vice president of human resources for General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works.

Amy Boles

Michael Cato

Ellen Halliday

Educate Maine has added three education leaders to its board of directors. They are Amy Boles, director of the Hancock County Technical Center, a career and technical education center serving high school students in the Ellsworth area; Michael Cato, who leads information technology strategy and operations at Bowdoin College as senior vice president and chief information officer; and Ellen Halliday, superintendent of schools at RSU 29 in Aroostook County. Educate Maine’s efforts focus on ensuring college and career readiness for all Maine people, and the incoming board members bring diverse education backgrounds and experiences from all over the state that will add to its leadership group.

PROMOTIONS

Sacha Kiesman

Sacha Kiesman was hired to a permanent position at