ROCKLAND — Maine State Credit Union welcomes Jeffrey Charland as the new Vice President Commercial Loan Officer. He will report to Bruce Harrington, head of commercial lending. Jeff will lead business lending and development efforts in Knox, Waldo, and Lincoln counties. Prior to joining Maine State CU, he was the Commercial Lender for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Jeff join our team,” says Bruce Harrington. “Jeff is passionate about helping businesses of all size flourish and is always willing to work with the business owner to find a solution to meet their needs.”

Jeff will work out of the Rockland branch, which is slated to open in early 2023. He is very active in the community serving on several local municipal and nonprofit boards and committees. He currently is on the board of directors at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport.

“I decided to work for Maine State CU because it has a great culture. I love that they are a credit union dedicated to helping business owners and the community thrive. I’m very excited to help introduce them to the Midcoast market,” says Charland. “I love my community. Any chance to make the area better or increase the opportunities for local businesses, I will take it.”

Jeff lives with his wife and daughters in Rockport. Among his favorite activities, he enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, running, tennis, and sailing. Most recently, he ran the Ragged Mountain Scuttle at the Camden Snow Bowl with the Maine State CU team.

Jeff is available now to help Knox, Waldo, and Lincoln County businesses. Offering payroll protection, real estate, term, equipment, lines of credit, and agency-guaranteed loans, He can be reached at jcharland@mainestatecu.org or by calling 207-624-0988.

About Maine State Credit Union

Maine State Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Maine, with over $588 million in assets. Located in Augusta, Maine, it employs over 100 Mainers and has been on the Best Places to Work in Maine list for the past ten years. It was founded in 1935 under the stairs in the Maine State House as a place for the state employees to bank; now, it has over 33,000 members and serves the residents of Androscoggin, Cumberland, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Somerset, Sagadahoc, and Waldo counties. Learn more at MaineStateCU.org