Williams announces retirement from Camden National Bank
Camden — John “Jack” P. Williams, senior vice president of Camden National Bank, will retire at the end of February after serving the Midcoast business community for the past 31 years.
“Jack is a true community banker. He has helped many businesses get started, supported them through challenging times, and helped celebrate their successes,” said Gregory A. Dufour, president and chief executive officer of Camden National Bank, in a news release. “He has shown dedication to the economic development of the mid-coast area and the success of Camden National Bank, always keeping the best interests of both the bank and the Maine people we serve at heart.”
Williams started his career with Camden National in 1982 as a commercial lender working out of the Rockland branch. His entire career has been dedicated to helping local businesses in the mid-coast area and serving as the chair of Camden National’s Donations Committee.
“It has truly been a pleasure to work with Jack,” said Tim Nightingale, executive vice president and senior lending officer for Camden National Bank. “His commitment to his customers and his dedication to serving the community are standards by which all of our employees can be guided. He will be missed by all of us at Camden National Bank.”
Williams currently serves on the boards of Rockland Main Street, Inc., Riley School, Inc., Penquis CAP, the Mid Coast Recreation Center and the Maine Coast Skaters Association. He is also a member of the Atlantic Challenge Foundation’s finance committee and a mentor for the Restorative Justice Program of the Midcoast. In 2008, Williams was named “Chamber Person of the Year” by the Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce) in recognition of his contributions to the community.
“I have enjoyed a 31-year professional career with Camden National Bank as it has enjoyed growth and prosperity through the Bank’s steady commitment to community banking,” said Williams. “I have been honored to work with our employees, who are dedicated to helping Maine people and businesses, and making Maine a terrific place to live and work. I will miss working with my colleagues, and our wonderful customers.”
Williams said he plans to do some traveling with his wife, Annie, in the first year of his retirement. After that, they will return to live in the Midcoast, where he will continue working with many of the organizations he has served in the past.