Camden, Maine, August 6, 2019 – Camden National Bank announced that Ryan Smith was promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Credit Administration. With over 23 years of banking and finance experience, Smith brings extensive knowledge of commercial lending, business banking and treasury management services. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing the bank’s credit group, as well as its underwriting process and policies to maintain the bank’s exceptional loan portfolio quality and risk management. Smith will also chair the bank’s Senior Credit Committee.
“Ryan’s strong credit skills and his experience as one of our top commercial bankers make him a great fit for his new role,” said Greg Dufour, President & CEO of Camden National Bank. “Because we are able to attract and cultivate talented team members such as Ryan, we continue to keep our decision making local, improving the customer experience for our business clients.”
In 2012, Smith was initially hired to lead Camden National Bank’s Commercial Banking efforts in Central and Southern Maine. He soon took on the added responsibility of leading the Treasury Management group, where he grew that line of business until 2015, when he became Director of Commercial Banking for Central and Midcoast Maine. Before joining Camden National Bank, Smith gained experience working for other Maine-based banks, and he first began his career at Ford Motor Credit Company.
“I’m proud to work for such a strong, community-minded organization that provides opportunities for employees to learn and grow,” said Smith. “Leading the credit department is an exciting next chapter in my career at Camden National Bank.”
Originally from Maine, Smith currently resides in Auburn with his family. He is actively involved in the local community as a volunteer coach for youth baseball. He also serves as a Board Director and Past President of the Maine Building Materials Exchange. Smith is a member of the Commercial Lending Committee for the Maine Bankers Association. He has his Bachelors of Science in Finance from the University of Maine.
About Camden National Corporation
Camden National Corporation (NASDAQ:CAC), headquartered in Camden, Maine, is the largest publicly traded bank holding company in Northern New England with $4.4 billion in assets and nearly 650 employees. Camden National Bank, its subsidiary, is a full-service community bank founded in 1875 that offers an array of consumer and business financial products and services, accompanied by the latest in digital banking technology to empower customers to bank the way they want. The Bank provides personalized service through a network of 60 banking centers, 71 ATMs, and lending offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, all complemented by 24/7 live phone support. Camden National Bank has received nine “Lender at Work for Maine” Awards from the Finance Authority of Maine, and Greenwich Associates named the bank a Customer Experience Leader in U.S. Retail Banking. Comprehensive wealth management, investment and financial planning services are delivered by Camden National Wealth Management. To learn more, visit CamdenNational.com. Member FDIC.