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September 29, 2023

Bangor Savings Bank promotes 3 regional managers

Bangor Savings Bank has promoted three regional managers to serve across the Maine market. 

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Laura Blake

Laura Blake has been promoted to vice president, Northeast regional market manager. In her new role, she will oversee the bank’s 12 branches in northern Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Washington and Aroostook counties. 

Blake joined the bank in 2015 as an assistant branch manager in Bangor and has served as assistant manager and manager of the bank’s loan servicing team before most recently rejoining the consumer banking team as branch manager of the Hampden branch.

The Hampden resident received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maine and an MBA from Husson University. 

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Mike Yerxa

Mike Yerxa has been promoted to vice president and senior relationship manager for the Bangor and Augusta regions. Yerxa is based in the bank’s headquarters in Bangor; he has served in roles across the bank’s departments since joining the team in 2016, including IT helpdesk technician, commercial credit development associate, credit analyst and assistant vice president and commercial banking portfolio manager.

In his new role, Yerxa will manage commercial client relationships, including new business development in the Bangor and Augusta regions.

Yerxa holds an MBA from Husson University.

Courtesy / Bangor Savings Bank
Jake Knight

Jake Knight has been promoted to vice president and Greater Bangor regional market manager. Knight has been with the bank since 2019, when he joined as a branch manager in Bucksport.

Since then, he was promoted to the bank’s Greater Bangor region, where he led the Hampden branch team before assuming leadership of the Brewer branch in 2021. 

Prior to joining the bank, Knight worked in the auto industry in Bangor as a finance and insurance manager. Knight is a graduate of the University of Maine, majoring in marketing.

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 $7 billion in assets as of June 30, 2022, Bangor Savings topped the list of the largest Maine-based banks in the 2023 Mainebiz Book of Lists.

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