Magazine article American Banker

Executive Changes

Magazine article American Banker

Executive Changes

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Camden National Corp. in Maine said Gregory A. Dufour will succeed Robert W. Daigle as its president and chief executive officer when Mr. Daigle retires at yearend.

Mr. Daigle has been the $1.7 billion-asset companys president and CEO since 1999. Before that he had been the president and CEO of its Camden National Bank since he joined it in 1996. He will become senior executive consultant to the companys chairman and a senior adviser to the executive management team Jan. 1.

Mr. Dufour will remain the president and CEO of the bank, a job he has held since 2006. Before that he had been the president and chief operating officer since 2005. He joined Camden National Corp. in 2001 as a senior vice president of finance and the principal financial officer.


Seattle Savings Bank has hired Ellen M. Sas as its president and chief executive officer.

Ms. Sas had been an executive vice president and chief risk officer at Frontier Bank since 2006, when it bought Northstar Financial Corp., where she had been the president, CEO, and chairman. Before joining Northstar she had been a partner and an independent consultant to banking clients at Knight, Vale & Gregory, now McGladrey & Pullen LLP.

Seattle Savings has $613 million of assets.


Florida Bank of Commerce in Lake Mary has hired Ken Rummel as the senior vice president in charge of business development and banking.

He will be based in the Lake Mary branch of the $124 million-asset unit of FBC Bancorp Inc. in Orlando.

Mr. Rummel was a business development officer at First National Bank of Florida. Before that he had held the same job at Southern Community Bank, which First National bought in 2004. (Fifth Third Bancorp bought First National in 2005.)

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