, Newburyport, MA


February 25, 2014

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“Nina has a very strong and impressive track record in commercial lending and portfolio management, and is familiar with our markets, particularly the Seacoast and southern New Hampshire areas,” Jones said.

Cutts graduated from the UMass Amherst. Currently she is on the Board of the Coastal Economic Development Corporation, a nonprofit regional economic development corporation serving the greater Seacoast area. She resides in Kittery Point, Maine, with her husband, Rich Cutts.

She can be reached by calling her direct line at 978-312-6811 or via email at

Michaud enters marine industry

Retired Navy Capt. Gig Michaud, who recently retired from his second career, the bus industry after 33 years, where he was president and CEO of Michaud Bus Lines, Inc., a regional bus company (17 years), the area general manager for First Student Inc., an international bus company (16 years), is about to undertake a third career. He recently completed his course of study with Boatwise Marine Training, South Hampton, and has passed the required five various maritime exams, to earn his Captain (Master) 100 Gross Ton License, which will now allow him to captain inspected vessels for hire up to 200 miles offshore. This captain license is issued through the United States Coast Guard. He will begin working in the marine industry this spring.

Brandt named Five Star Wealth Manager

For the fifth year in a row, Bob Brandt, CFP, has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager by Five Star Professional.

Five Star Professional sought out wealth managers in the Boston area who satisfy 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, such as credentials, experience and assets under management, among other factors.

Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of 2014 Five Star Wealth Managers.

As an independent adviser representative with Brandt Wealth Advisors, Brandt has been providing financial planning and asset management services to individuals, families and businesses for 25 years. Securities are offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice is offered through Flagship Harbor Advisors, a registered investment advisor (RIA).

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