At the Waterville Opera House, Tony Gerow will step down as the production manager and technical director to accept the facilities director and lighting supervisor position at the Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor. A Bangor native, Gerow began working at the opera house in February 2017 and has been involved in the production of more than 150 live music and community theater performances. He also played Jack Kelly in “Newsies.”

Liz Shapiro Photo by John T. Meader

Liz Shapiro has assumed the production manager position left open by Gerow. Shapiro comes to Waterville from Massachusetts with extensive experience in lighting design, stage management and production management, including a stint with the national tour of Riverdance.

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Waterville Creates also hired Desiree DuBois as its new education and outreach coordinator. Originally from the Skowhegan area, DuBois has extensive experience as a scenic painter, sculptor and art proprietor.

Skowhegan Savings promotes Haley Wescott to community banker

Skowhegan Savings has named Haley Wescott to its mortgage lending team. Wescott, who joined the bank in 2016 as a loan processor, was promoted to community banker.

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A native of Skowhegan, she graduated in liberal arts from the University of Maine with minors in psychology and biology.

Wescott was recently appointed as a leadership advisor for the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute.


Kat Child becomes account executive at Marshall Communications

AUGUSTA — Marshall Communications, a marketing and public relations firm in Augusta and Portland, has promoted Kat Child from account coordinator to account executive.

Kat Child Photo by Tim Greenway

Child joined the agency in 2020 after teaching English in Spain for a semester, following nearly four years in client services at a Boston-based ad agency. Child has helped produce work for clients including the Maine Office of Tourism and the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

She hails from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Child lives in Portland.

Franklin Memorial Hospital has again been recognized for the quality of its maternity care. From left, Ashley Roy, CLC, RN, certified lactation counselor and childbirth educator; MaryAnne Goodwin, BSN, RN, department director; and Dr. Ryan Whitt, pediatrician are part of the care team. Submitted photo

Franklin Memorial Hospital receives recognition for maternity care

FARMINGTON — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention have lauded Franklin Memorial Hospital for its commitment to quality improvement in maternity practices that support optimal infant nutrition.

One of 2,103 U.S. hospitals that responded to the survey, Franklin Memorial Hospital received an overall score of 96 out of 100. The overall average score for the country’s hospitals in the United States is 81.

In March, FMH made Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals.

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