BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Savings Bank on Monday announced new leadership within its board of directors.
James H. Goff was elected chairman of the board at the bank’s annual meeting. Goff, a former broadcasting and media executive, has been on the Bangor Savings Bank board of directors since 1989. He takes over for David Carlisle, who has served the position since 1999.
“Following in David Carlisle’s footsteps is no small task, but I am committed to maintain the discipline that he brought to this institution, so that Bangor Savings Bank which serves so much of Maine, will continue to grow and prosper,” Goff said.
President and CEO Jim Conlon offered praise for Carlisle, who is chairman of Prentiss & Carlisle Co., a forest resource management firm which owns and manages 1.5 million acres of timberland in Maine, several other Northern states and Canada.
“[T]he keen sensibilities he has brought to our board in understanding the fundamentals of sound loan underwriting; the importance of strong capitalization; and the prudent, conservative management of credit risk, have proven absolutely critical in helping the bank be in the strong position it is in today,” Colon said of Carlisle.
Carlisle will remain as an honorary trustee and corporator of the bank.
Also at the annual meeting, Charles E. “Chuck” Hewett was selected as the bank’s vice chairman. Hewett is the vice president and chief operating officer of The Jackson Laboratory, a position he has held since 2004
Bangor Savings Bank is Maine’s largest independent bank, with more than $2.3 billion in assets.