Dorothy Havey has been hired as the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce new executive director. She accepted the position succeeding Steve Ryan, the outgoing director. Havey expects to start in her new role in early July.

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Havey has served the Belfast community in many ways over the years. She was the executive director of Our Town Belfast in its early days and has held management positions with several nonprofits including the Owls Head Transportation Museum, the Farnsworth Art Museum, The Institute for Global Ethics and the Penobscot Marine Museum. She lead the Belfast Area Chamber from mid-2013 to the end of 2014 during which both membership and activity increased. During that tenure, she was lured away to serve as director of Constituent Services for Sen. Mike Thibodeau for several years. She serves as the director of development for Waldo Community Action Partners.

In accepting the position, Havey said, “I’d like to congratulate Steve Ryan on his retirement and applaud the staff and board of directors on the success of the chamber. It is exciting to be returning to the position and I look forward to the years ahead as we welcome visitors, friends and family, and of course, a return to economic growth,” according to a news release from the chamber

Havey is an 11th-generation Mainer, growing up in the small town of Sullivan, the daughter of the local postmaster. She is a graduate of the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She lives in Belfast with her husband and the family pets. She enjoys her role as a Belfast Free Library Trustee.

Assistance Plus hires chief operating officer

BENTON — Lee Jellison has been appointed by Assistance Plus, Inc., a licensed home health care, behavioral health and developmental disability agency has been in business for almost 30 years, as its new chief operating officer.

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Jellison, a resident of Norridgewock, served in the Air Force and is an experienced leader who has been committed to providing quality home health, developmental disability and behavioral health services for adults and children going on 30 years. His office will be at the company’s administrative location in Benton.

Assistance Plus has gained significant recognition for the services provided and looks forward to growing and diversifying in response to the community needs. It is proud of the recent decision to appoint Jellison to COO ensuring strong leadership for the organization. Its mission will remain supporting and caring for people at all points in life, together we can make a difference.

Camden National Wealth Management welcomes senior vice president, senior wealth advisor

Camden National Wealth Management has announced that Edmund “Ned” Muskie Jr. has joined its growing team as senior vice president, senior wealth advisor. With more than 35 years of experience in banking and wealth management, Muskie brings extensive knowledge in investment management, multigenerational wealth transfer, retirement and estate planning, tax strategies and more. In his new role, Muskie will cultivate and manage relationships with high-net-worth individuals and families, as well as nonprofit and public entity clients across Maine and northern New England.

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“We’re very pleased to welcome Ned back to Maine to join our firm,” said Jennifer Mirabile, executive vice president, managing director of Camden National Wealth Management, according to the release. “Ned excels at building meaningful, trusted client relationships, founded on his deep understanding of each client’s unique needs and beliefs. He’s passionate about his work and creative in devising a vision and strategy for each client he serves, while connecting them to resources that aid in their business and personal goals.”

Prior to joining Camden National Wealth Management, Muskie served as a senior advisor at Bernstein Private Wealth Management for five years and managing director at U.S. Trust for five years in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Muskie held senior roles in the banking industry at Bank of America, Wachovia Bank and HSBC Bank. Throughout his career in finance, he has visited 74 countries around the world, forging strong client relationships with individuals, families and institutions.

“I have always been proud of my deep roots in Maine. It is an exciting time to come back to New England to work with business and community leaders in a vibrant, dynamic economy that continues to grow,” said Muskie, according to the release. “After working in wealth management and banking for my entire career, I chose to join a community-focused company and a highly successful wealth management business with great professionals. I have found both in Camden National Wealth Management.”

The son of former Maine Gov. and U.S. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, Ned Muskie has enjoyed many summers in Kennebunkport. He is deeply committed to public service and the local community. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, and has regularly volunteered with the Capital Area Food Bank and Children’s National Hospital. Muskie currently lives in Portland.

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