The Northeast Bank Community Advisory Board helps the Bank identify and engage with customers, civic leaders, and nonprofit organizations throughout the region. Comprised of Maine business, non-profit, and community leaders, Advisory Board members meet regularly with management to ensure the Bank is meeting the needs of local markets and developing innovative solutions to help current and prospective customers.
President, J. Bouchard Builders and former Northeast Bancorp Director
John Bouchard is President and owner of J. Bouchard Builders and MOBO Corp., both based in Brunswick, Maine. An active community leader, Mr. Bouchard was a director of Brunswick Federal Savings and Northeast Bancorp for over 30 years and is also on the board at Regional Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Bouchard lives in Brunswick with his wife Muriel, and they have three grown children, Elaine, John and Lori, and two grandchildren, Morgan and Thomas.
Retired President and CEO, Northeast Community Banking Division
Jim Delamater was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Northeast Community Banking Division from 2012 until 2013 when he retired. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Bancorp and Northeast Bank FSB, its subsidiary, from 1981 to December 2010.
Prior to his career with Northeast, he served as a licensed representative for the New York Stock Exchange with a major stock brokerage firm and was an officer with Oxford Bank & Trust. Long active in civic and community organizations, Mr. Delamater is a member of the loan committee for the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments and is Chair of the Western Maine Economic Development Council.
Mr. Delamater is a past Chairman of both the Maine Bankers Association and the Maine Association of Community Banks, a past President of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce and the Oxford Hills Development Corporation, and served on numerous boards including Maine Handicapped Skiing. For over ten years he has been affiliated with the Tri-County Babe Ruth League and is a past President. Mr. Delamater sits on the boards of Syris Scientific, where he serves as Chair and Oxford Networks, where he is past Chair. Mr. Delamater is the author of The Great American Mismatch, a guide to effectively buying financial products and working with a financial planner. He served in the US Air Force, and attended the University of South Carolina and University of Southern Maine.
Retired SVP and former Director Northeast Bancorp
Phil Jackson was SVP and Manager of the Northeast Bank Trust Department from 1997 through 2007 and was a member of the Northeast Bancorp Board of Directors from 1979 – 2010. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Jackson owned several small businesses in the Oxford Hills area. He also served in the Maine State Legislature as both a member of the State Senate and House of Representatives. He continues to be active in many state, community, and civic organizations.
Mr. Jackson lives in Harrison with his wife Dianne and they have three grown daughters, Marci, Megan, and Marielle and one granddaughter. A graduate of Oxford Hills High School and Bliss Business College, he served two years in the U.S. Army.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Maine Community Foundation
Meredith Jones is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF). Prior to becoming CEO, Ms. Jones served as MaineCF's Vice President for Program Development and Grantmaking Services. As a member of the senior management team, Ms. Jones was instrumental in the development of several initiatives, including Educate Maine, a business-led organization that promotes higher educational attainment.
Prior to joining the foundation in 1999, she was Director of Education and Communication at the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA). There she designed and managed professional development programs serving 10,000 managers and direct-care providers. Her time with MHCA was preceded by a lengthy tenure with the Maine Development Foundation (MDF) where she designed and led three major initiatives: the Economic Symposium, Leadership Maine, Policy Leaders Academy, and the Maine Coalition for Excellence in Education.
Ms. Jones currently serves as vice chair of Educate Maine. She is also a member of the editorial review committee for the Maine Policy Review, the advisory council of the Margaret Chase Smith Center, and the Maine Women’s Forum. Her past affiliations include service on the boards of the Maine Philanthropy Center, Maine Women's Fund, United Way of Kennebec Valley, and Winthrop School Committee. In 2009 she was the recipient of the Deborah Morton award. Ms. Jones earned her B.S. in Public Administration from the University of Maine at Augusta.
Ron Kendall was a director of Northeast Bancorp and related companies from 1977 - 2004, serving as Chairman of the Board from 1994 to 2002. As the former owner of Kendall Insurance of Bethel, Harrison Insurance of Harrison, and Equinox Financial Services of Falmouth, he became involved with the bank in 1972 as an incorporator.
Mr. Kendall joined the board of directors in 1977 and remained active through the creation of Bethel Bancorp and the merger with Brunswick Federal Savings Bank. He also played an active role in the purchase of several Key Bank branches, the formation of Northeast Bancorp, the creation of a financial services division, and the purchase of Cushnoc Bank & Trust. Mr. Kendall was instrumental in facilitating the company's involvement in the Insurance business through the sale of Kendall Insurance to Northeast Financial Services, Inc, in 2002 and with the purchase of Sargent Insurance Agency in September 2004.
Victoria McCammon Murphy is Director and co-owner of Pan Atlantic SMS Group, a market research and consulting firm with headquarters in Portland, founded in 1985. Murphy leads the international training division and its designation as a visa sponsor by the Department of State. The firm’s client base includes private sector entities in areas such as banking and international trade, while the public sector includes health care and higher educational institutions, hospitals and the Department of Education.
Since living in Maine, Murphy has continued her interest in politics and education. She was elected to two terms as Chair of the Democratic State Committee, was appointed by President Bill Clinton to three terms as a Member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and served either in a leadership position or as a member of numerous committees for the city of Portland and for charitable and community organizations.
Ms. Murphy is currently serving in her second term as a member of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor.
During her two decades in Washington, D. C., Ms. Murphy worked as a producer and moderator for public television programs, and served two terms as a member of the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission. She recruited women for the Foreign Service and served as a Congressional liaison while working for an agency of the Department of State. Murphy was Director of Advertising and Public Relations for Bloomingdale’s’ Washington stores, and worked in event management for other firms.
She is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine
Steve Wight was a director of Northeast Bancorp and related companies from 1987 - 2010. He and his wife Peggy are retired innkeepers, having owned and operated Sunday River Inn from 1971 to 2010. They have three grown children Keith, Eric, and Sara, and five grandchildren.
Mr. Wight earned a degree in engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1965, and after graduation served in the United States Air Force from 1965—1971, receiving a Bronze Star for Meritorious Service at DaNang, Vietnam.
Mr. Wight has been a registered Maine guide since 1987 and served on the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission for 23 years from 1987 to 2010 and the Town of Newry Board of Selectmen 34 years from 1976 to 2010. He currently serves on the boards of many non-profit organizations throughout western Maine, including Mahoosuc Land Trust, Bryant Pond Learning Center, Androscoggin River Watershed Council, Western Maine Economic Development Council, and Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative. He is also an active member of the West Parish Congregational Church, UCC and the Rotary Club of Bethel.
Dennis Wilson was a director of Northeast Bancorp and related companies from 1989 – 2001. Mr. Wilson is the founder and owner of D A Wilson and Company, LLC, a diversified constructions & excavation company specializing in municipal highway and athletic field construction, logging and lumbering since 1954. He is also the owner and founder of Wilson Tower Company and Wilson Wood Waste Processing Facility.
Mr. Wilson served twelve years as a selectman for the Town of Greenwood, three of those years as chairman. An active member of the community, Mr. Wilson has volunteered his time with many area nonprofit organizations, serving on the executive board or as an active member of the Northern Oxford Health and Service Council, the Bethel Historical Society, the Bethel Airport Committee, the Bethel Library, the Bethel Area Development Corporation and the Bethel Fire Department. He has also served as Chairman of the Oxford County Budget Committee and is a co-founder and current treasurer of the Bethel Area Business Association. Mr. Wilson is a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of both the Kora Temple Shrine and the Oxford County Shrine.