Bar Harbor Bankshares announces senior vice president promotions

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor Bankshares announces senior vice president promotions

BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor Bankshares, is pleased to announce the promotion of four employees to the title of Senior Vice President: Kimberly Nason, Lara Horner, Lorraine Ivers and John Williams.

“The growth of the company provides personal and career growth for existing employees who have shown themselves to be strong leaders, have a commitment to the company, and are willing to assume increased responsibility,” said Curtis Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank Trust.

Kimberly Nason, SVP, Retail Lending Support Manager, started at Bar Harbor Bank Trust in 2014 as AVP, Staff Development and Training.  In 2015 she was promoted to VP, Retail Residential Operations Officer.  Kim has 25 years of retail lending experience and holds a MBA from the University of Maine Orono.  With her promotion to SVP, Kim’s office location will transfer from Maine to Newport, New Hampshire.  “Kim has been a steady performer for the Bank and we are particularly pleased to fill this important role from within,” said Curtis Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank Trust.

Lara Horner, SVP, Director of Trust Operations, started at Bar Harbor Bank Trust in 1998.  In 2001, she was promoted to Trust Operations Officer of Bar Harbor Trust Services and continues to lead the operations team in Ellsworth, Maine.  With this promotion to SVP, Director of Trust Operations, Lara will oversee and manage the combined operations for Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. “Having successfully managed the Bar Harbor Trust Services operations for many years, we are confident in Lara’s ability to assume this increased responsibility,” said Curtis Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank Trust.

Lorraine Ivers, SVP, Chief Compliance Officer, joined Bar Harbor Bank Trust in 2016 as VP, Senior Risk Compliance Analyst.  Later she assumed the title of BSA Officer as well.  With 30 years of banking experience, Lorraine has spent about half of that time in the risk and compliance area.  She holds an associate’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine at Augusta and her office is located in Hampden, Maine. “Lorraine’s experience is quite impressive and her leadership will continue to advance our focus on risk management,” said Curtis Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank Trust.

John Williams, SVP, Enterprise Risk Management and Project Management, joined Bar Harbor Bank Trust in 2014 as Senior Risk Management Analyst. In 2015 he was promoted to AVP and in 2016 he advanced to VP, Enterprise Risk Management.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his office is located in Hampden, Maine. “John is a strong leader; overseeing our expanding Project Management team, he has been instrumental in both improving and growing the organization,” said Curtis Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank Trust.

Please join us in congratulating Kimberly Nason, Lara Horner, Lorraine Ivers and John Williams on their promotion at Bar Harbor Bankshares.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT: BHB) is the parent of Bar Harbor Bank Trust with more than $3 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, Bar Harbor Bank Trust is a true community bank serving the financial needs of its customers for 130 years. Bar Harbor Bank Trust provides a full range of financial services through its 49 branch locations in all three Northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Bar Harbor Bank Trust was named one of the 2017 Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks in the nation by American Banker magazine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go to www.bhbt.com.  Member FDIC.

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CONTACT:     Cathy Planchart, VP

Corporate Communications Community Relations

Bar Harbor Bank Trust

P.O. Box 1089, Ellsworth, ME  04605

207-667-0660 x14655 / cplanchart@barharbor.bank

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