FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Cathy Planchart, VP
Corporate Communications & Community Relations
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
P.O. Box 1089, Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-0660 x4655 / firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE: May 27, 2014
TITLE: STEVE GURIN JOINS BAR HARBOR BANK & TRUST
Ellsworth, Maine – Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, along with the Board of Directors, is pleased welcome R. Stephen Gurin, Jr. VP/Team Leader of Regional Business Banking to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Steve’s office is located in the Ellsworth branch at 125 High Street.
With more than 25 years experience in the commercial banking and secured lending industries, Steve is committed to the success of the people and small businesses in the local community. He has underwritten a broad mix of loan types across a diverse industry base and uses all of this experience to help small business owners reach their goals.
Steve started his career in Philadelphia, participating in PNC Bank’s 18-month credit training program. He spent the next six years with their small business and asset-based lending divisions. For the next 10 years Steve worked for finance companies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, providing financing to the healthcare industry. About 10 years ago, he moved to Vermont to work for Community National Bank as Regional VP, providing financing to small businesses. Most recently Steve worked as SVP/Business Banking Sales Leader for Key Bank in Vermont.
Steve received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Denison University and his MBA in finance from St. Joseph’s University. He is a graduate of ABA’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the Vermont Leadership Institute. In the community Steve volunteered with the Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation, Vermont Education and Health Buildings Finance Agency, and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Board of Corporators.
A lifelong member of the Downeast summer community, Steve, his wife and their daughter are excited to be re-locating to Hancock County on a year round basis. In addition to spending time with family, his personal interests include sailing, hiking and skiing.
Please join us in welcoming Steve Gurin to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, and his family to Hancock County, Maine.
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a community bank with more than $1.3 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, the Bank offers a full range of financial services for families, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Maine with 15 branch locations, from Topsham to Lubec. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Member FDIC, is a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT:BHB) and was named one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Maine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go to www.bhbt.com.