November 24, 2017
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Staff promotions at The First

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DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — Daniel R. Daigneault, President and CEO of The First N.A. and its parent company, The First Bancorp, recently cited several staff promotions.

“I am pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication from our staff,” commented Daigneault in the company’s press release.

  • Karen LaCharite – Karen has been promoted to Assistant Vice President/Senior Credit Analyst.   Karen has been with the Bank for two years and works in the Credit Department in Damariscotta.  Karen has almost thirteen years of banking experience and resides in Edgecomb with her husband John.
  • Matt Mattson  – Matt has been promoted to Assistant Vice President/Senior Business Relationship Officer.  Matt has been with the Bank for almost three years and works out of the Blue Hill Office.  Mattson serves on the boards of the Down East Family YMCA and the Ellsworth Assembly of God Church.  He lives in Blue Hill with his wife Amy and three children.
  • Marlene Parks  – Marlene has been promoted to Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager.  Marlene has been with the Bank for forty two years and is the branch manager in Calais.  Marlene is a member of the Corporate Board of Directors of the Calais Methodist Home and the Calais Downtown Redevelopment Committee and resides in Calais.

The First offers a full range of banking products, including first-class checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, mortgage and equity loans, and credit cards for individuals and businesses. In addition, The First offers its customers a wide array of complimentary banking services, such as online banking, bill pay, mobile banking, instant issue debit cards, and self-service coin counters.

Established in 1864, The First is celebrating 150 years of Maine community banking on May 30, 2014. The bank has 16 offices throughout the state, in Bangor, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Boothbay Harbor, Calais, Camden, Damariscotta, Eastport, Ellsworth, Northeast Harbor, Rockland, Rockport, Southwest Harbor, Waldoboro, Wiscasset. First Advisors, a division of The First, provides investment advisory, private banking and trust services from four offices in Bangor, Bar Harbor, Damariscotta, and Ellsworth. For more information about The First, please call 1-800-564-3195, visit, or find us on Facebook.