The Machias Savings Bank board recently voted and approved the following new directors: Erin Barry of Means Wealth Management in Bangor; Carol Carew of Bucksport Regional Health Center in Bucksport; Lynne Darling of Darlings in Bangor; Patrick Feeney of Feeney Boat Shop & Little River Lobster in Cutler; Justin Freeman of BBSC Certified Public Accountants at Brewer; Sarah Reinhart of Eaton Peabody in Bangor; Dianne Tilton of the Downeast Institute in Beals; Melissa Vigue of the Bei Capelli salon in Scarborough.
“At Machias Savings Bank, our relationships with state businesses and organizations provide valuable insight into how best to serve the communities we are part of,” said Larry Barker, CEO of Machias Savings Bank. “Our Board of Directors plays a valuable role in our community involvement, and we are delighted to welcome these new members.
Erin Barry – stands for Wealth Management (Bangor)
Barry earned her CPA license while working with BerryDunn’s Healthcare/Not-for-Profit audit services group and spent several years there before transitioning from public accounting to healthcare and eventually joining Means Wealth in 2019. Born and raised in Près Isle, Barry earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Accounting from the University of Maine. She is Chair of the United Way of Eastern Maine Board of Directors and past President of FUSION: Bangor. She is a resident of Glenburn.
Carol Carew – Bucksport Regional Health Center (Bucksport)
Carew is an experienced healthcare leader and has served as CEO of Bucksport Regional Health Center since 2013. Previously, she worked for Eastern Maine Homecare, served as Director of Bangor Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice of Eastern Maine and CEO of Healthways/Regional Medical Center in Lubec.
Patrick Feeney – Feeney Boat Shop & Little River Lobster (Cutler)
A Washington County native, Feeney began his career as a lobster fisherman when he was 15 years old. In 2011 he opened Feeney Boat Shop and bought Little River Lobster last January. Feeney studied Marine Vocational Technology at Washington Academy and resides at Cutler.
Justin Freeman – BBSC Certified Public Accountants (Brewer)
A director at BBSC CPAs in Brewer, Freeman provides tax strategy and preparation services to individuals and businesses, with a focus on the real estate, retail and service provider markets. A real estate investor, he and his wife hold interests in multifamily and commercial properties in the Bangor and Midcoast areas. A native of Winslow, Freeman moved to Bangor in 2009 after earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Maine. He is the current treasurer of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine.
Sarah Reinhart – Eaton Peabody (Bangor)
With over 15 years of experience as a real estate attorney, Reinhart focuses on commercial real estate transactions of all types, representing financial institutions, healthcare providers, developers and other businesses in real estate matters and financial. His experience includes representing municipalities on a variety of real estate matters, including redevelopments and the real estate components of federal grants and loans. She serves on the Board of Directors for Hilltop School, the Town of Hampden Historic Preservation Commission, the Penobscot County Bar Association Board of Directors, and is a member of Bangor: Fusion.
Dianne Tilton – Downeast Institute (Beals)
Tilton has served as executive director of the Downeast Institute in Beals since 2015 and has worked for and with nonprofits for more than 30 years, including 13 years as founding executive director of the Sunrise County Economic Council in Machias. She is a Harrington native and has had many educational and professional accomplishments, including her selection in 2009 for the Emerging Political Leaders program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Her awards and honors include the MaineBiz “Next” List (citizens shaping Maine’s economic future), the Deborah Morton Award (University of New England award for outstanding women in Maine), the Kenneth M Curtis Leadership Award (Maine Development Foundation), Maine Public Administrator of the Year (ME Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration) and Economic Developer of the Year (Finance Authority of Maine – FAME). She currently serves on the board of the Maine Association of Nonprofits.
Melissa Vigue – Bei Capelli Salon (Scarborough)
Vigue and her partner opened the Bei Capelli salon in Scarborough 20 years ago and it is now the largest salon in Maine. She was educated at prestigious hairdressing academies around the world, including Vidal Sassoon Academy in London and Rusk Academy in Glasgow, Scotland. Bei Capelli has been recognized as the 2019 Outstanding Company by the Scarborough Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) and the show is actively involved with the local community, schools and businesses. Vigue resides in Scarborough.
Lynne Darling of Darlings in Bangor also joined Machias Savings Bank as a corporator.
Machias Savings Bank is the fifth largest community bank in Maine with $1.8 billion in assets and 15 branches from Portland to Caribou. Based in Machias since 1869, Machias Savings Bank seeks to move Maine forward through financial health, one person, business and community at a time. More details about Machias Savings Bank can be found online at machiasavings.bank. FDIC member.