ELOISE McLAUGHLIN, a Bangor Daily News employee for the past 21 years, retired as personnel manager on Jan. 3. She had headed the personnel department for a decade. McLaughlin, a resident of Alton who holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Maine, started with the company as a secretary in the promotions department, switching soon to a position as secretary in the personnel department. She rose step by step to her final position as personnel manager. Her responsibilities as manager included formulating and recommending policy and procedure, overseeing benefits administration, employee relations, compensation, hiring and firing, as well as training and recruiting.
JENNIFER HOLMES, a resident of Winterport who holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maine, has been promoted to take up the duties handled by Eloise McLaughlin as Bangor Daily News human resource manager, effective Jan. 5. Since Holmes joined the NEWS three years ago as an advertising assistant, she has held positions in the personnel department as benefits manager and assistant personnel manager. Prior to joining the NEWS, Holmes worked in customer service and management positions at Fleet Mortgage and research, procurement and administrative positions at Eastern Maine Development Corp.
DAVID K. WILSON of Bangor has been appointed managing director of the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation. The foundation recruits students to the college of engineering at UMaine and provides scholarship money to students who demonstrate an interest in paper-related careers. Wilson earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from UMaine in 1986. He has worked for 11 years in the pulp and paper industry and is employed by chemical supplier BetzDearborn.
PATRICIA TANSKI, director of institutional relations at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, has been named president of the Association of Independent Research Institutes, a nationwide group of 87 nonprofit, independent institutions conducting research in biomedical and behavioral sciences founded in 1964. The Jackson Lab is a leading mammalian genetics research institution. As laboratory director of institutional relations, Tanski is responsible for the offices of development and public information, as well as institutional relationships with trustees and corporation members, pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, government and the community. Prior to joining the laboratory in 1990, she worked as director of the Maine Science and Technology Commission.
GAILE A. NICHOLSON has joined Georgia-Pacific’s Maine operations as communications manager. She assumes responsibility for G-P’s public relations efforts for the company’s pulp and paper, oriented strand board, chip-`n-saw and forestry operations. Nicholson received a master of business administration degree from the University of Maine and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Husson College in Bangor. She brings a decade of public relations experience in the forest products industry to G-P’s Woodland operation.