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June 10, 2024

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust hires Camden resident as SVP, director of operations

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has hired David O’Connell as senior vice president, director of operations.

O'Connell will provide strategic direction, advanced technical guidance and leadership to the deposit operations, loan servicing, retail operations and account reconciliation teams.

“This is a great opportunity to deliver on the bank's commitment to leverage best-in-class technology while also maintaining the great, personal relationships we have with our customers," O’Connell told Mainebiz. 

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David O’Connell

O’Connell brings over 20 years of experience in financial service operations to his position. He began his career at MBNA — later, Bank of America — where he held multiple senior management roles while based in Maine. 

He then served as vice president of operations and technology at Sallie Mae and later as president of Upromise Inc. Before joining Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, O’Connell was the head of product development and strategic partnerships at Concerto Card Co.

The Camden resident received his bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has more than $4 billion in assets.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust was ranked No. 3 among the largest Maine-based banks in the 2024 Mainebiz Book of Lists, based on assets as of June 30, 2023.

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