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June 13, 2024

Board leadership is changing at Skowhegan Savings

Skowhegan Savings Bank has appointed Ben Marcus, a Portland attorney, as chairman of the bank’s board of directors.

Rick Anzelc, the current board chair, plans to step down and retire after 28 years of service.

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Rick Anzelc

“Rick has played an integral part in Skowhegan Savings Bank’s success for 28 years as a corporator, board member and chairman of the board,” said David Cyr, president and CEO of Skowhegan Savings.

“His years of service on our board has been instrumental to our growth and his leadership is steadfast in his commitment to our customers and employees.”

Anzelc is the former owner of Hi-Tech Software in Skowhegan. He became a corporator of the bank in 1996, was appointed to the bank’s board in 1998, and became its chair in 2017.

Anzelc is a member of the Bloomfield Academy of Trustees, the Skowhegan Rotary and the Skowhegan State Fair. He graduated from Colby College.

“It has been a pleasure to be a part of Skowhegan Savings,” said Anzelc. “The bank is made up of a strong team of dedicated individuals who are focused on providing their customers and communities with the utmost in personalized service from a financial institution.

"I have full confidence that Ben will continue to uphold the bank’s mission and success during his tenure.”

About the new board chair

Marcus was elected to the bank’s board of directors in 2019. He has over 33 years of experience practicing law in Maine, specializing in corporate and commercial work. 

Photo / Courtesy, Skowhegan Savings
Ben Marcus

“I am honored to be serving in this important role as chairman of the bank,” said Marcus. “I look forward to continuing to partner with my fellow board members, senior management and bank employees to support the 155-year legacy of Skowhegan Savings.

"We exist to make our communities a better place to live and work, by providing a banking experience that puts our customers first.”

Marcus has been recognized by New England Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers USA and Chambers USA as a top attorney in his field in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Bates College and his bachelor of law degree from Cornell Law School. 

Skowhegan Savings is ranked No. 17 among the largest Maine-based banks in the 2023 Mainebiz Book of Lists, based on $792.7 million in assets as of June 30, 2023.

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