Spurwink  Services named Beth Newlands Campbell, the president of Hannaford Supermarkets,  its 2012 Humanitarian of the Year.

The mental health services agency, based in Portland, annually honors a person who works to improve the lives of others in Maine. Campbell was feted at a ceremony at Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks Saturday night.

Campbell was cited for her leadership of the supermarket chain that has worked to help solve problems related to hunger, education, health care and the environment.

Campbell serves on the boards of Maine Medical Center, Maine Early Learning Investment Group, The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges, Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center and Hannaford Charitable Foundation. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum of Maine and Cornell University’s Undergraduate Business Program Advisory Council.

She has led the United Way community campaign twice and served on the boards of many civic organizations.

A native of Pittsford, N.Y., she is a graduate of Cornell University. She lives in Cape Elizabeth with her husband, Hugh, and daughters, Caroline and Caleigh.

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