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November 14, 2022

Katahdin Trust's chief HR officer promoted to senior management team

Katahdin Trust, a community bank with 16 branch offices in Maine, announced the promotion of Natasha McCarthy to executive vice president, chief human resources officer. 

In her new role, McCarthy will continue to be responsible for developing and implementing human resource policies and procedures to recruit and retain staff members. In addition to overseeing the bank's benefits package and culture of employee engagement, she now serves as a member of the bank's senior management team.

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Natasha McCarthy

"Watching our employees learn, grow, and thrive at work is what I enjoy most about my role in human resources," said McCarthy. "Their professional development and engagement level are critical to our success. I am proud to be part of a company that offers many different opportunities for a successful career right here in Maine."

McCarthy began working at Katahdin Trust as a human resources assistant. In 2014, she was promoted to human resources generalist. In 2016, she was named human resources director and then promoted in 2019 to vice president and human resources director, which was the position she held until this most recent promotion.

"Natasha plays a pivotal role in the success of this company. Whether it be handling personnel decisions, heading up committees, or creating new policies, she has made Katahdin Trust a better place to work," said Jon Prescott, president and CEO of Katahdin Trust. "I take great pleasure in seeing our staff grow in their careers here at Katahdin Trust, and Natasha is very deserving of this promotion."

McCarthy is a graduate of the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Northern New England School of Banking in Durham, N.H., and the Young Professionals Institute in Presque Isle. She recently earned a graduate certificate in human resource management from Husson University. 

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Katahdin Bankshares Corp., the Houlton-based parent company of Katahdin Trust Co., has 16 banking offices serving Aroostook, Penobscot and Cumberland counties.

Katahdin Trust, which is based in Houlton, has $966 million in assets and nearly 180 employees. The bank offers financial services to individuals and businesses from 16 branches throughout northern Maine and the greater Bangor and Portland regions. 

Katahdin Trust was ranked No. 15 among the largest Maine-based banks in the 2022 Mainebiz Book of Lists ranked on total assets as of June 30, 2021. It was also ranked No. 27 in the 2022 "Best Places to Work in Maine."

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