LEWISTON, Maine, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gregory Dufour, president and chief executive officer for Camden National Bank, is pleased to announce that Ward I. Graffam Jr. has been named vice president, commercial regional manager for the southern and central regions of Maine.
"Camden National has always been committed to serving and supporting our communities, and that includes our business communities," said Dufour. "We are thrilled to be able to provide our southern and central Maine business communities with Ward's skills and expertise."
Graffam is based in Lewiston and will oversee Camden National's commercial banking activities for the bank's 10 branches in the central and southern area.
"We are pleased to have Ward join our team. He brings with him a wealth of experience in identifying and serving the financial needs of businesses throughout the state of Maine," said Timothy Nightingale, executive vice president and senior lending officer for Camden National. "Ward will be leading our commercial team in the Lewiston/Auburn market, which we see as one of the strongest commercial markets in the state."
Graffam joins Camden National Bank with more than a decade of banking experience. Most recently, he was vice president, commercial banking client manager for Bank of American (formerly Fleet National Bank) in Portland. Prior to his work in banking, Graffam gained business and management skills during his three years as Director of New Business Development for Maine & Company, and as Director of Operations for Occupational Medicine Associates where he worked for two years.
"I'm pleased to be a part of a strong Maine-based bank that offers a comprehensive suite of products complimented by local decision making and a local service delivery team," said Graffam. "I'm confident that Camden National Bank has the right focus for Maine businesses."
Graffam received a bachelor's degree from the School of Management at Babson College, and is a graduate of Fleet National Bank's Corporate Banker training program. Graffam is also a licensed captain of the United States Coast Guard. He resides in Falmouth with his wife and two children.
Camden National Corporation (Nasdaq: CAC) (www.camdennational.com), headquartered in Camden, Maine, and ranked 12th in USBanker's list of top-performing mid-tier banks in 2010, is the holding company employing more than 400 Maine residents for two financial services companies: Camden National Bank and the wealth management company, Acadia Trust, N.A. Camden National Bank is a full-service community bank with a network of 38 banking offices throughout Maine. Acadia Trust offers investment management and fiduciary services with offices in Portland, Bangor and Ellsworth. Located at Camden National Bank, Camden Financial Consultants, formerly known as Acadia Financial Consultants, offers full-service brokerage and insurance services.
SOURCE Camden National Corporation