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The First, N.A. welcomes Bangor banking office staff

Posted March 05, 2013, at 11:55 a.m.
Last modified March 11, 2013, at 12:50 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Daniel R. Daigneault, president and chief executive officer of The First N.A., recently introduced the team hired to staff the bank’s newly opened office at 145 Exchange St. in downtown Bangor.

“I am pleased to welcome nine new employees into our growing bank family,” explained Daigneault. “We are happy to be creating jobs that will have a positive impact on the revitalization of downtown Bangor.”

Courtney Brehaut joins The First as assistant vice president, Bangor branch manager. Courtney recently served as branch manager at Machias Savings Bank in Bangor. Prior to that, she spent five years in pharmaceutical sales. Courtney graduated from University of Maine Orono with a BA in Business Administration. She resides in Hampden with her husband, Ty, and their son, Zachery.

Cynthia Fogg joins The First as vice president, senior mortgage account officer. Fogg has more than 10 years experience as a mortgage lender and recently served as an assistant vice president loan officer at People’s United Bank in Bangor. She received an MBS from Husson University and also attended University of Maine Orono. Fogg is a member of the Greater Bangor Association of Realtors, works with the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, and lives in Hermon with her husband, Bob.

Jeremy Daigle comes on board as vice president, business relationship officer. With 16 years of professional banking experience, Daigle has worked for People’s United Bank, the Seaboard Federal Credit Union, and Bangor Savings Bank. Daigle graduated from University of Maine Orono with a BA in Business and Public Administration. He is a vice president of the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, a trustee of Buck Memorial Library, serves on the Town of Bucksport Zoning Board of Appeals, and he coaches Little League. He resides in Bucksport with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children, Hayden, Connor, Lauren, and Colby.

Nazrin Dixon has joined First Advisors, the bank’s investment management division, as relationship manager. Nazrin has five years of banking experience with Key Bank as branch manager in the Newport and Waterville offices. She is a graduate of Colorado College, and lives in Newport with her daughter, Camilla.

First Advisors, a division of The First Bancorp, has been in the trust and investment management business for more than 140 years and provides investment services for more than $650 million assets from offices in Damariscotta, Bar Harbor, Ellsworth and now in Bangor at 145 Exchange St.

In addition to the banking officers profiled above, The First is pleased to welcome Jessica Beal, who serves as senior loan assistant. Greeting customers in the lobby will be Banking Associates Jeffrey Cole, Lacy Massengale, and Torie Lebreton. Kurt Dewitt rounds out the team as the Bangor facilities supervisor.

The team at The First would like to welcome the Bangor community into the branch to meet the new staff, see the beautiful new office, and enter to win the “A Lot to Love in Bangor” prize package giveaway drawings that will be happening throughout March and April. Lobby hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. Drive-up hours are Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.

The First is an authentic community bank serving the people of Maine for nearly 150 years with offices in Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Boothbay Harbor, Calais, Camden, Damariscotta, Eastport, Ellsworth, Northeast Harbor, Rockland, Rockport, Southwest Harbor, Waldoboro, Wiscasset, and now Bangor. For more information about The First, please call 1-800-564-3195 or visit www.thefirst.com. The First can also be found on Facebook.

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