Camden National Bank Celebrates Employees with 2023 Commitment Awards
Camden, Maine, September 21, 2023 — Camden National Bank is proud to announce the 14 employees recognized at its annual employee appreciation event. The Commitment Awards honor a select group of employees who demonstrate and serve as role models of the bank’s vision and core values, and who provide outstanding work, excellent customer service, and a dedication to promoting inclusion and belonging in the workplace.
Camden National Bank Hires Matthew Witten as Senior Vice President, Director of Information Security
Camden, Maine, September 5, 2023 — Camden National Bank announced today that Matthew Witten has joined the company as senior vice president, director of information security. With two decades of experience, Witten brings a deep understanding of how an organization’s commitment to maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of customer financial data empowers users to confidently utilize services without the fear of cyber risks.
Camden National Corporation Appoints Simon Griffiths as Successor to CEO
Camden, Maine, August 21, 2023 — The Board of Directors of Camden National Corporation (NASDAQ: CAC) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Camden National Bank (together, “Camden National” or the “Bank”), today announced the appointment of Simon Griffiths, age 50, as the successor to current President and Chief Executive Officer, Gregory Dufour, age 63, effective December 31, 2023.
Camden National Bank Named to 2023 List of Best Places to Work in Maine
Camden, Maine, August 14, 2023 — Camden National Bank has once again been named to the list of “Best Places to Work in Maine.” This is the third consecutive year Camden National Bank has earned this honor.
Camden National Bank Now Accepting 2023 Leaders & Luminaries Nominations
to Honor Outstanding Nonprofit Board Members
Camden, Maine, June 28, 2023 — Camden National Bank announced today that nominations are now open for the 2023 Leaders & Luminaries Awards. The annual awards honor four outstanding nonprofit board members who go above and beyond to dedicate themselves to strategic leadership and advancing their organizations, with a total of $20,000 in grants available.
Joanne Campbell receives ABA Distinguished Service Awards for Risk
Camden, Maine, June 14, 2023 — Joanne Campbell, executive vice president of enterprise risk management and chief risk officer for Camden National Bank, today received the 2023 American Bankers Association’s Distinguished Service Award for Risk.
Camden National Bank Appoints David Ackley as Chief Risk Officer
Camden, Maine, May 31, 2023 — Camden National Bank today announced that David Ackley Jr. will be promoted to Executive Vice President and assume the Chief Risk Officer role upon Joanne Campbell’s retirement on July 7, 2023.
Camden National Bank Ranked in the Top 20 of “World’s Best Banks” by Forbes for the Third Year
Camden, Maine, April 19, 2023 — Camden National Bank was named to Forbes 2023 World’s Best Banks List for the third consecutive year, ranking in the top 20 of U.S. banks being recognized. The recognition results from a collaboration between Forbes and Statista to conduct a consumer survey that evaluated feedback from 48,000 banking customers across 32 countries. The banks that earned a spot were evaluated in categories such as digital services, customer services, financial advice, and trust.
Brandon Boey Elevated to Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Director of Compliance at Camden National Bank
Camden, Maine, March 21, 2023 – Camden National Bank announced that Brandon Boey was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Compliance. In his new role as General Counsel, he will oversee the management of legal, corporate, and business matters pertaining to the bank. As Director of Compliance, he ensures that the bank's policies, procedures, and practices adhere to federal regulations.
Kathleen Bellmore Promoted to Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Camden National Bank
Camden, Maine, March 13, 2023 – Camden National Bank announced that Kathleen (Kate) Bellmore was promoted to Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. In her new role, she will continue to lead the organization’s talent acquisition function while also leading the Bank’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. Under her leadership, the Bank will expand its diverse talent pipelines and build upon its strong foundation to shape an environment where diverse voices and backgrounds continue to be welcomed and heard.
Camden National Bank Receives the Above and Beyond Award from Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve
Camden, Maine, February 27, 2023 – Camden National Bank has been awarded the Above and Beyond Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office within the Department of Defense. The award recognizes employers who have exceeded the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by providing their National Guard and Reserve employees additional, non-mandated benefits such as differential or full pay to offset lost wages, extended health benefits, and other similar benefits.
Camden National Bank Donates $30,000 in Employees’ Honor
Camden, Maine, February 06, 2023 – Camden National Bank has announced a special community donation in honor of employee volunteerism for the third consecutive year. Employees who reached a set amount of volunteer hours in 2022 were given the opportunity to select a nonprofit organization of their choice to receive a special donation of $250 from Camden National Bank on their behalf. In total, $29,250 was donated to 106 organizations, bringing the total amount of donations for the past three years to nearly $100,000, on behalf of employee volunteer efforts.
Camden National Bank Reaches $700,000 of Unrestricted Funds Given Through Hope@Home Program
Camden, Maine, December 28, 2022 – Camden National Bank announced today that its Hope@Home program has reached the milestone of $700,000 in unrestricted funds donated to over 50 homeless shelters throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital Receives Gift from Camden National Bank
Ellsworth, Maine, December 22, 2022 – Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital has received a generous commitment from Camden National Bank. This gift is the most recent contribution to support Maine Coast’s modernization through the Building on a Promise campaign.
Camden National Corporation Appoints Robert Merrill to Board of Directors
Camden, Maine, December 22, 2022 – Camden National Corporation (Nasdaq: CAC), parent company of Camden National Bank, has announced the appointment of Robert Merrill to the Board of Directors. Merrill has served on the board of Camden National Bank since 2011, and will officially begin his tenure on the Camden National Corporation board effective December 31, 2022.
Camden National Bank Awards $20,000 to the 2022 Leaders & Luminaries Awardees
Camden, Maine, December 6, 2022 – Camden National Bank is pleased to announce its 2022 Leaders & Luminaries Awardees, and provide $20,000 in grants for their respective organizations. The 2022 honorees include: Amy Ford of Portland Community Squash, Timothy Griffin of Dempsey Center for Quality Cancer Care, Kylie Hinkley of Peabody Memorial Library, and Lissa Widoff of Waldo County Bounty.
Camden National Bank receives the “Lender at Work for Maine” award from the Finance Authority of Maine for the twelfth time
Camden, Maine, November 28, 2022 – The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) presented Camden National Bank with the “Lender at Work for Maine” award at its annual Showcase Maine event on November 17, 2022. This is Camden National Bank’s twelfth time as a FAME awardee, recognizing the Bank’s outstanding commitment to supporting Maine businesses and jobs.
Midcoast Recreation Center Continues its Affordable Youth Hockey Program Through Camden National Bank’s Multi-Year Commitment
November 22, 2022, Rockport, ME: Midcoast Recreation Center (MRC) is proud to partner with Camden National Bank as a sponsor for MRC’s 6U Youth Hockey program for the 10th year, working together to help keep youth hockey available and affordable for families in the midcoast area.
Camden National Wealth Management Expands Portland Office with Two Senior Wealth Advisors
Camden, Maine, November 16, 2022 – Camden National Wealth Management announced that it is expanding its Portland office with two senior wealth advisors: Rachael L. Billings and Andrew B. Livingston. Both provide comprehensive wealth management, including managing portfolios and providing strategic planning and advice for clients.
Camden National Bank to be Presenting Sponsor of Portland Public Library’s Art Exhibit
Camden, Maine, November 10, 2022 – Camden National Bank is excited to celebrate the opening of the Portland Public Library’s newest exhibit, A Blue: Daniel Minter and the Layered Narrative of Illustration. The free exhibit explores the children’s book artistry of Coretta Scott King and the award-winning illustrator, Daniel Minter. The exhibit will be on view through December 31, 2022 in the Portland Public Library’s Lewis Gallery.
Camden National Bank awarded for exceptional client experience in Small Business and Retail Banking for the fifth consecutive year
Camden, Maine, November 02, 2022 – Coalition Greenwich, a division of S&P Global’s analytics company CRISIL, has named Camden National Bank a 2022 Customer Experience (CX) Leader. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the Bank has been recognized in the Retail Banking category, and its third year in the Commercial Small Business category.
Camden National Bank Employees Collect Donations for Local Shelters
Camden, Maine, October 13, 2022 Camden National Bank has announced a community donation of over 2,000 personal care items to local homeless shelters. Employees across the region collected toiletries at its 58 banking center locations, and made personal contributions at the Bank’s annual employee appreciation night.
Camden National Corporation Appoints Rebecca Hatfield to Board of Directors
Camden, Maine, September 28, 2022 – Camden National Corporation (Nasdaq: CAC), parent company of Camden National Bank, today announced the appointment of Rebecca Hatfield as a director, effective December 31, 2022. She has also been appointed to the board’s Capital Committee and Camden National Bank’s Board of Directors.
Camden National Bank Recognizes Employees with 2022 Commitment Awards
Camden, Maine, September 21, 2022 – Camden National Bank is pleased to announce the eleven employees recognized at their annual employee appreciation award ceremony. The Camden National Bank Stakeholder Commitment Award recognizes a select group of employees who demonstrate and serve as role models of the bank’s Vision and Core Values, providing excellent customer service, and showing a strong commitment to inclusion and belonging in the workplace.
James J. Dell’Anno Joins Camden National Bank as Senior Vice President, Director of Mortgage Banking and Consumer Lending
Camden, ME, August 30, 2022 – Camden National Bank announced that James (Jim) Dell’Anno has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President, Director of Mortgage Banking and Consumer Lending. With over 30 years of mortgage banking experience, Dell’Anno brings a breadth of knowledge, strong understanding of operations and a profound commitment to the customer experience.
Camden National Bank Named a 2022 “Best Places to Work in Maine”
Camden, ME, August 16, 2022 – Camden National Bank is pleased to announce that it has been named “Best Places to Work in Maine” for the second year in a row. The Best Places to Work in Maine is a survey and awards program dedicated to identifying and recognizing the state’s best employers and providing organizations with valuable employee feedback.
Camden National Bank Promotes William "Bill" Martel to Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Camden, ME, August 15, 2022 – William “Bill” Martel has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Camden National Bank. Martel has been part of the executive leadership team since 2020 as Executive Vice President of Technology and Support Services
Camden National Bank is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Leaders & Luminaries Awards to celebrate outstanding nonprofit board members
Camden, ME, July 21, 2022 – Camden National Bank announced that nominations are now open for the 2022 Leaders & Luminaries Awards.
Camden National Bank Appoints New Corporate Controller
Camden, ME, May 16, 2022 – Camden National Bank announced that Christopher Hutchinson has joined their Finance team as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller. In his new role, Hutchinson will oversee the finance and accounting departments at the Bank.
Camden National Bank Named One of “World’s Best Banks” by Forbes for the Second Year
Camden, ME, April 21, 2022 – Camden National Bank has been named to Forbes magazine’s list of “World’s Best Banks” for the second consecutive year, ranking in the top 15 of 75 U.S. banks being recognized.
Camden National Bank Promotes Heather Robinson, CPA, SHRM-SCP, to Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Camden, ME, February 8, 2022 – Heather Robinson has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Camden National Bank. Robinson has been a Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since starting with the bank in 2018.
Camden National Bank Celebrates Employee Volunteerism Efforts with $50,000 in Special Donations to 87 Local Nonprofits
Camden, ME, February 2, 2022 – Camden National Bank announced a special community giving effort with a total of $50,000 donated to 87 nonprofits where employees volunteered in 2021.
Camden National Bank Finances Low-Income Housing Facility, Freedom Place
Camden, ME, January 13, 2022 – Freedom Place, located at 66 State Street in Portland, celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony, sponsored by Camden National Bank that included a tour of the new space and had special guest, Governor Janet T. Mills. The renovated, three-story building, was converted by Developers Collaborative to provide low-income housing and services to women who are experiencing homelessness and struggling with substance use disorder. Camden National Bank not only financed a majority of the $6.5 million project, but also contributed equity that will be repaid through receipt of federal historic tax credits over the course of five years.