Names to Know: Kaley Gagne named new Kennebunk Savings branch manager for Portsmouth, Hampton

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Kaley Gagne named branch manager for Portsmouth, Hampton locations

Kaley Gagne
Kaley Gagne

PORTSMOUTH — Kennebunk Savings’ customers in Portsmouth and Hampton will be seeing a new (masked, for now) face in their lobbies – recently hired Branch Manager Kaley Gagne. Gagne comes to Portsmouth with years of experience and connection in the Rochester business community, having started work for the Lilac City’s chamber of commerce while still in high school!

“Portsmouth and Hampton have a great appreciation for thinking locally,” Gagne observed. “There is enormous support and enthusiasm for young professionals, entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits. I really value that Kennebunk Savings builds up and give back to the community, and I look forward to being a part of the efforts to preserve downtown areas, support local businesses, and celebrate the arts.”

“We’re excited to bring people like Kaley on board,” said Carlos Maldonado, VP, Retail Experience Manager. “She’ll bring new energy and new perspectives, but the same dedication to community as the rest of us. It’s a perfect fit.”

Morgan, Brown & Joy hires Rebecca LaPierre

BOSTON, Mass. — Boston labor and employment law firm Morgan, Brown & Joy continues to bolster its team of labor and employment attorneys with the addition of new associate, Rebecca LaPierre, a Hampton, N.H. resident.

LaPierre represents employers in labor and employment law matters, and advises in-house counsel, HR professionals and members of management from non-profits, municipalities, and businesses of all sizes. She advises on workplace issues and daily business matters such as employee discipline and discharge, leaves of absence, requests for accommodations, employment contracts, and restrictive covenants such as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. She also represents clients in cases relating to both state and federal employment laws, including ADA, FMLA, FLSA, wage & hour, sexual harassment, discrimination, whistleblower and retaliation actions.

Prior to joining Morgan, Brown & Joy, LaPierre was an associate with a mid-size multi-service law firm in Maine, focusing her work in labor, employment and employment-based immigration law. LaPierre earned her J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Maine School of Law; a M.A. (with merit), Human Rights and Global Ethics, from the University of Leicester, England; and a B.A. (summa cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce names 2022 Board of Directors

ROCHESTER — The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its recent elections to the Board of Directors beginning in 2022.

Officers for the organization in 2022 include Chair of the Board Janet Oliver, Unitil; Chair-Elect, Kerrie Landry, Waypoint; Vice Chair, Governmental Affairs, Paul Gatehouse, Independence Financial Advisors; Vice Chair, Membership; Mark Zoeller, Keller Williams Coastal Realty-Zoeller Realty Group; Vice Chair, Events & Fundraisers; David Richard, D.F. Richard Energy; Treasurer, Sharla Rollins, First Seacoast Bank; and Immediate Past Chairman Alan Johnson, Atlantic Broadband.

New directors recently elected to the board to serve a three-year term beginning in 2022 are Amy Brown, Yankee Electric & Co., Inc.; Mark Farrell, Laars Heating Systems; Tim Jones, Frisbie Memorial Hospital; David Stevens, Hourihane Cormier & Associates; Rob Sweren, Spaulding Composites; and Caitlyn Turgeon, HBL Insurance.

Other members of the Chamber’s board of directors are Mandy Barstow-Studio 109 Dance Voice & Drama, Blaine Cox, City of Rochester, Brian Dickie, Eversource, Daniel Jalbert, Comcast Business, Lauren Jerr, R.W. Creteau Technology Center, Kevin Miller, Profile Bank, and Tatjana Simon, Northeast Credit Union.

2022 Chairman of the Board, Janet Oliver of Unitil and board members will be formally introduced to the Chamber’s membership at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting Breakfast at a date to be determined.

The Chamber wishes to thank retiring board members Anne Brown. Daystar Your Technology Partner, Steve Cates, Waste Management, David Gutierrez, Spaulding Composites, Heather Stachura, Lilac City Grille, and Kelly Wilson Rogers, Licensed Massage Therapist for their time and service to the organization.

The Board of Directors is responsible for governance, policy formulation, and the fiscal management of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. For additional information, call 603-332-5080 or visit

This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: Updates from Kennebunk Savings Bank, Morgan Brown & Joy, Rochester NH

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