Officers & Directors

Executive Management

Gregory A. Dufour
Gregory A. Dufour
President and Chief Executive Officer
Gregory A. Dufour Gregory A. Dufour has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Camden National Corporation and Camden National Bank since January 2009. After joining the company in April 2001 as Senior Vice President of Finance, he assumed the additional responsibility for Operations and Technology from August 2002 until December 2003. In January 2004, Mr. Dufour was named Chief Banking Officer for Camden National Corporation and President and Chief Operating Officer for Camden National Bank. In January 2006, he became President and CEO of Camden National Bank. He also serves on the board of directors of Camden National Bank and Camden National Corporation. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Dufour was Managing Director of Finance and a member of the Executive Operating Group at IBEX Capital Markets in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to his experience at IBEX, he held various financial management positions with FleetBoston Corporation and its affiliates, including Vice President and Controller of Debt Capital Markets, Controller of Investment Banking, and Banking Group Controller. Mr. Dufour has also served in various volunteer capacities for numerous community-related and trade organizations. He currently serves as Vice Chair and trustee of Maine Health, Maine’s largest healthcare system and on the board of trustees of Coastal Healthcare Alliance, a member of Maine Health. Mr. Dufour is a former chair of the Maine Bankers Association and a former member of several other non-profit organizations.
Joanne T. Campbell
Joanne T. Campbell
Executive Vice President, Risk Management
Joanne T. Campbell Ms. Campbell joined the Company in 1996 as Vice President, Manager of Residential Real Estate. She was promoted to Senior Vice President, Compliance, Audit & CRA in 2002, and then to Senior Vice President, Risk Management in 2005 and to Executive Vice President (‘‘EVP’’) in January 2011. Ms. Campbell currently serves as Chair of the board for Community Housing of Maine and is a member of the ABA Risk Management Forum Advisory Board.
Edmund M. Hayden III
Edmund M. Hayden III
Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer
Edmund M. Hayden III Mr. Hayden joined Camden National Bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer upon completion of the merger of Camden National Corporation and SBM on October 16, 2015. Prior to joining Camden National Bank, Mr. Hayden served as the Chief Risk Officer and Chief Credit Officer of The Bank of Maine since 2011. Previously he was the Executive Vice President and Executive Credit Officer for TD Bank, NA (“TD”) covering the New England and Long Island markets. Mr. Hayden worked for TD (formerly TD Banknorth, NA) for 18 years (1992-2010) primarily in commercial banking. Prior to TD, Mr. Hayden worked for three years as the Senior Lending Officer for Martha’s Vineyard National Bank, and prior to that Mr. Hayden held a variety of positions primarily in commercial lending at Bank of Boston (formerly Bank of Vermont) from 1980 to 1989.
Deborah A. Jordan
Deborah A. Jordan
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Deborah A. Jordan Ms. Jordan joined the Company in September 2008 as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (‘‘CFO’’), and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer and was promoted to EVP in January 2011. Effective January 1, 2015, Ms. Jordan was promoted to Chief Operating Officer (‘‘COO’’), and will continue to serve as CFO, and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer. Ms. Jordan was previously EVP and CFO of Merrill Merchants Bancshares, Inc. in Bangor, Maine, from January 1993 to August 2008. Ms. Jordan worked at Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1987 to 1992. Ms. Jordan currently serves on the Boards of the Camden Public Library and Seven Islands Land Management Company.
Timothy P. Nightingale
Timothy P. Nightingale
Executive Vice President, Commercial Lending Division
Timothy P. Nightingale Mr. Nightingale joined the Company in March 2000 as Regional Vice President of UnitedKingfield Bank. In 2001, Mr. Nightingale was named Senior Lending Officer at UnitedKingfield Bank and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2003. In September 2006, the Company merged UnitedKingfield Bank into Camden National Bank, at which time Mr. Nightingale was named Senior Vice President, Senior Lending Officer for Camden National Bank. In January 2011, he was promoted to EVP. Mr. Nightingale serves on the board of directors for Maine Technology Institute and is a member of the Bank Advisory Committee for the Finance Authority of Maine.
Patricia Rose
Patricia Rose
Executive Vice President, Retail and Mortgage Banking
Patricia Rose Ms. Rose joined Camden National Bank in September 2017 as Executive Vice President of Retail & Mortgage Banking. Rose comes to the Company from Citizens Bank where she served for two years as Head of Strategic Onboarding & Orientation. Previously, Rose held Director level roles in Retail Network Sales & Strategy at Santander Bank. Rose began her career in banking at Fleet Bank and Sovereign Bank where she held a variety of leadership roles and served as Market President of Retail Banking in Eastern Massachusetts & New Hampshire.
Renée Smyth
Renée Smyth
Executive Vice President, Chief Experience and Marketing Officer
Renée Smyth Ms. Smyth joined as Chief Marketing Officer upon completion of the merger of Camden National Corporation and SBM Financial, the parent company of The Bank of Maine, on October 16, 2015. She was promoted to Executive Vice President (“EVP”), Chief Experience and Marketing Officer in May 2017. Ms. Smyth oversees the company’s customer experience and marketing strategies while ensuring they support the overall objectives of the organization. Additionally, she is responsible for the company’s digital transformations, and the customer assistance center. Previously, Ms. Smyth served as Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing for The Bank of Maine, since 2010.

Board of Directors

Lawrence J. Sterrs
Lawrence J. Sterrs
Chair
Lawrence J. Sterrs Mr. Sterrs currently serves as the Board Chair of UniTek, Inc. and its telecom subsidiary, UniTel, Inc., and formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer of each company. Mr. Sterrs began his career working with ConTel Corporation across the Northeast where he had executive management responsibility in network design and planning, and held various operation, legislative and regulatory positions in project management, management training and operations management. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Sterrs worked at Berry Dunn McNeil and Parker, LLC as manager of telecommunication consulting. Mr. Sterrs has also served as the vice-chair of the Maine Telecommunications Infrastructure Steering Committee and a variety of other telecommunication steering committees. Mr. Sterrs has served as the Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Unity Foundation since 2001, and also currently serves as a board member of the Telecommunications Association of Maine.
Ann W. Bresnahan
Ann W. Bresnahan
Ann W. Bresnahan Ms. Bresnahan has been a full-time volunteer and civic leader since 1970. Ms. Bresnahan has served as trustee of PenBay Healthcare since 2005 and currently serves on the physicians and associates board. Ms. Bresnahan is a past chair of PenBay Healthcare Foundation and continues to serve as a board member. Her past community involvement includes Camden Outing Club, Owls Head Transportation Museum, The Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, The Ethel Walker School, and the First Congregational Church. She is currently treasurer and board member of Partners for Enrichment.
Craig N. Denekas
Craig N. Denekas
Craig N. Denekas Craig N. Denekas became a director of Camden National Corporation in 2017 and currently serves as Trustee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Libra Foundation. In addition to traditional grant-making throughout the state of Maine, the Foundation takes an innovative approach to its investing by establishing or acquiring several companies to create sustainable businesses and employment opportunities for Maine citizens. Prior to joining the Libra Foundation in 2001 and serving in multiple leadership positions before his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Denekas was a director and shareholder at the law firm of Perkins, Thompson in Portland for over a decade. While at the firm, Denekas focused on corporate acquisitions, business law, real estate and commercial lending. He has served as a Trustee and on various board of directors including the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy out of Florida, the Fisher Charitable Foundation in Maine and was past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Maine Public Broadcasting.
Gregory A. Dufour
Gregory A. Dufour
Gregory A. Dufour Gregory A. Dufour has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Camden National Corporation and Camden National Bank since January 2009. After joining the company in April 2001 as Senior Vice President of Finance, he assumed the additional responsibility for Operations and Technology from August 2002 until December 2003. In January 2004, Mr. Dufour was named Chief Banking Officer for Camden National Corporation and President and Chief Operating Officer for Camden National Bank. In January 2006, he became President and CEO of Camden National Bank. He also serves on the board of directors of Camden National Bank and Camden National Corporation. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Dufour was Managing Director of Finance and a member of the Executive Operating Group at IBEX Capital Markets in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to his experience at IBEX, he held various financial management positions with FleetBoston Corporation and its affiliates, including Vice President and Controller of Debt Capital Markets, Controller of Investment Banking, and Banking Group Controller. Mr. Dufour has also served in various volunteer capacities for numerous community-related and trade organizations. He currently serves as Vice Chair and trustee of Maine Health, Maine’s largest healthcare system and on the board of trustees of Coastal Healthcare Alliance, a member of Maine Health. Mr. Dufour is a former chair of the Maine Bankers Association and a former member of several other non-profit organizations.
David C. Flanagan
David C. Flanagan
David C. Flanagan Mr. Flanagan is President of Viking Lumber, Inc. a family-owned lumber and building supply business with ten locations in mid-coast Maine, a position he has held since 1978. Mr. Flanagan also serves as President of Pine Tree Products, and is a member of the board of directors of the Waldo County Hospital and the Forest Society of Maine. Mr. Flanagan has also served as a member of the board of directors of the Waldo County YMCA for 18 years.
S. Catherine Longley
S. Catherine Longley
S. Catherine Longley S. Catherine Longley is the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, a position she has held since 2002. Prior to joining Bowdoin College, Ms. Longley served as the commissioner of the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation in the cabinet of former Governor Angus S. King, Jr. from 1995 - 2002. From 1983 - 1995, Ms. Longley practiced law at the firm of Verrill Dana LLP located in Portland, Maine as a partner in its corporate law department. Ms. Longley currently serves as a trustee of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, as a director of Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company in Portland, Maine, and as a member of the subscribers advisory board to United Educators, a reciprocal risk retention group, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Marie McCarthy
Marie McCarthy
Marie McCarthy Marie McCarthy became a director of Camden National Corporation in 2018. She currently serves as Chief Operations and People Officer of L.L.Bean, where she’s worked since 1993. Throughout her career, McCarthy has worked primarily in Human Resources, and her role has expanded in recent years to include oversight of L.L.Bean’s Operations, including Fulfillment, Returns, Manufacturing, Customer Satisfaction and Corporate Facilities. She is a member of L.L.Bean’s Investment and Retail Real Estate Committees, she convenes the Corporate Real Estate Committee, and she serves as Chair of the Benefits Committee. McCarthy is a dedicated community member, currently serving on the Board of Maine Medical Center, and she has also served on member agencies and a scholarship committee of the United Way.
David J. Ott
David J. Ott
David J. Ott David Ott has over 25 years of banking experience serving in senior leadership roles with Fleet Financial Group and Banknorth, Inc., including President of Fleet Bank of Maine and Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of Banknorth, Inc. In addition to Ott's extensive banking experience, he also has served as a director of the Susan Curtis Foundation, Portland Museum of Art, Mitchell Institute, and the United Way. Ott currently serves on the board of directors of HTech Holdings, Inc.
James H. Page, Ph.D.
James H. Page, Ph.D.
James H. Page, Ph.D. Dr. Page is the Chancellor of the University of Maine System, with responsibilities for its seven campuses, law school, and associated programs and facilities, a position he has held since 2012. Previously, Dr. Page was Chief Executive Officer of the James W. Sewall Company in Old Town, Maine, which provides comprehensive consulting services in forestry, engineering, and geographic information management. Dr. Page has also been an Adjunct Professor as well as a member of the Board of Visitors at the University of Maine at Orono. He is the founding director of the Gulf of Maine Oceanographic Observing System. He is also an ex officio board member of the Alfond Scholarship Program.
Carl John Soderberg
Carl John Soderberg
Carl John Soderberg Carl Soderberg is the President of Soderberg Company, Inc., a construction company in Caribou, Maine, and has served on numerous boards including as past director of First Citizens Bank, serving as Vice Chairman from 2005 – 2007 and on the Loan and Audit Committees of the board of directors from 1996 – 2007. Soderberg currently serves as a director for the University of Maine at Presque Isle Foundation and for the Big Rock Mountain Ski Area in Mars Hill.
Robin A. Sawyer, CPA
Robin A. Sawyer, CPA
Robin A. Sawyer, CPA Ms. Sawyer is currently President and CEO of Apex Financial Consulting, where she provides contract CFO services to companies in need of interim financial assistance. Ms. Sawyer is a certified public accountant and a designated “Financial Expert” under the NASDAQ rules. Previously she served as the Vice President of Corporate Finance and Corporate Controller for five years at WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a publicly-traded company having market cap of over $6.8 billion. Prior to that position she served as the Vice President, Corporate Controller for more than 10 years at Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc.. From 1998 to 2000, Ms. Sawyer was employed by Cornerstone Brands, Inc. as Director of Financial Planning and Reporting. Prior to 1998, Ms. Sawyer worked at Baker, Newman & Noyes, LLC and its predecessor firm, Ernst & Young. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, where she is Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee.