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April 23, 2024

Bangor Savings Bank beefs up its leadership team

Courtesy / Bangor Savings Bank Top row from left: Jaclyn Fish, Theresa Cody and John Canders. Bottom row from left: Sandra Klausmeyer, Sarah Paradis and Cory Worcester.

Bangor Savings Bank has appointed six employees to the bank’s leadership committee and promoted two leaders within the organization.

Sandra Klausmeyer has been promoted to the role of senior vice president, director of strategic initiatives. In her new capacity, Klausmeyer will spearhead strategic management, conscious business initiatives, and the expansion of the bank’s relationship with the Roux Institute at Northeastern University in Portland. Klausmeyer, who joined the bank in 2010, most recently was senior vice president, corporate communications and strategies manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Maine. She is also based at the bank’s headquarters in Bangor.

“Bangor Savings Bank has partnered with many organizations over the last 172 years and I’m thrilled to be able to continue and expand our relationships as part of my new role in leading the bank’s strategic vision for innovation and growth,” Klausmeyer told Mainebiz.

Cory Worcester has been promoted to senior vice president and director of operations. He will oversee the bank’s payroll operations, deposit operations, loan services and records. Worcester, who joined the bank in 2011 as a quality control specialist, has since held various roles including most recently vice president, customer experience program manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Thomas College and an MBA from Husson University. Worcester is based at the bank’s headquarters in Bangor.

“As we continue to align teams to better mirror our customers’ journey, I’m excited at the opportunity to help further support our employees in my newly expanded role and look forward to fostering ways to enhance our customer’s experiences across the bank,” Worcester told Mainebiz. 

Leadership committee expansion

The bank’s leadership committee has expanded to include the following executives:

  • John Canders, senior vice president, general counsel
  • Theresa Cody, senior vice president, director of enterprise risk services and information security officer
  • Jaclyn Fish, senior vice president, director of marketing and community relations
  • Sarah Paradis, senior vice president, chief investment officer. 

Worcester and Klausmeyer have also been appointed to the leadership committee.

"Expanding our Leadership Committee with new perspectives and expertise ensures we're better aligned to understand and serve the evolving financial needs of our customers throughout Northern New England," said Bob Montgomery-Rice, president and CEO of Bangor Savings Bank.

"Through continued strategic focus and collaboration with care, we're building an organization delivering exceptional customer experiences and operational excellence, fulfilling our You Matter More Promise."

Bangor Savings, founded in 1852, has more than 60 branches in Maine and New Hampshire and business and loan production offices in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. 

With more than $5 billion in Maine deposits as of June 30, 2023, Bangor Savings topped the list of the largest Maine-based banks in the 2024 Mainebiz Book of Lists.

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