Thursday, September 28, 2017

Bar Harbor Bankshares Hires Joseph G. Schmitt, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Joseph G. Schmitt has joined Bar Harbor Bankshares as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer.  His office is located at the corporate headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine.  Mr. Schmitt will lead the marketing strategy for the Bank, deploying it across the entire Northern New England market area of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

“Joe is an innovative executive who brings a terrific perspective to his work,” said Curtis Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “His talent for aligning products, process, people and technology will enrich the customer experience.”

Mr. Schmitt has 20 years’ experience in bank marketing, having worked with companies all sizes from local community banks to multinationals.  Most recently Joe was Director of Product Marketing for Consumer and Business Banking at Santander Bank, N.A. where he worked for 10 years in various marketing roles (formerly Sovereign Bank).  Earlier in his career he worked for Brookline Bank, Rockland Trust, and Eastern Bank.  Mr. Schmitt earned his bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College and an MBA in Marketing from Suffolk University in Boston.

In the community Joe has volunteered with the Greater Boston Food Bank and Junior Achievement.  He also served on the board of Brookline Arts Community Center.  A competitive mountain biker, Joe and his wife, Debra will be relocating to Bar Harbor from the Boston area.  

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT: BHB) is the parent of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust with more than $3 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank serving the financial needs of its customers for 130 years. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust provides a full range of financial services through its 49 branch locations in all three Northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust was named one of the 2017 Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks in the nation by American Banker magazine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go  Member FDIC.