Daniel Daigneault of Rockport was recently named to the University of Maine Board of Visitors.

A 1974 UMaine graduate, Daigneault is president, chief executive officer and director of The First Bancorp, a bank holding company based in Damariscotta. A Maine Association of Community Banks executive committee member, Daigneault previously worked at Camden National Bank, where he served as vice president starting in 1982. He is a member of the prestigious Stillwater Society, which recognizes those who have made substantial financial contributions to the University of Maine.

He is one of five new members of the board, joining Mandy Olver of Winterport, Joseph “Jay” Cromarty of Medfield, Mass., Miles Theeman of Bangor and Kurt Marston of Standish.

“We are delighted to welcome these five highly accomplished and exceptionally committed alums to the Board of Visitors,” said UMaine President Robert Kennedy. “Collectively, they possess a wide array of experiences and perspectives, which I am certain they will apply to helping us advance our mission as Maine’s flagship university.”

The Maine Legislature established the board in 1997. It advises the president on a wide range of issues. It reviews matters such as academic program proposals and operational plans before they are finalized, and its members serve as public advocates for the university.

Daigneault attended his first board meeting on July 12 and July 13.