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Damariscotta Bank & Trust Company
Sunset by the lighthouse.

Meet Senior Management

President & Chief Executive OfficerScott Conant
President & Chief Executive Officer

Scott brings with him over 40 years of experience in the banking industry. During his 25 years at DB&T he has held positions including Treasurer and Senior Vice President. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Husson University. He is also a graduate of the banking industry’s National School of Finance and Management. Throughout his career Scott has participated in several organizations including Boys Scouts of America, Junior Achievement, United Way, YMCA, and other associations. Scott and his wife Debbie live in Damariscotta and have three grown children living in various parts of the U.S.


Vice President & Human Resources Officer & Branch AdministratorMarcia Benner, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Marcia offers more than 15 years of experience to banking having held several positions with DB&T. Marcia graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management. She maintains two HR certifications. Marcia has held several volunteer positions dedicated to HR including Director for the SHRM Maine State Council. She also volunteers for the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute and at her children's school. Marcia enjoys serving on the Board for United Way and the Center of Financial Training & Education Alliance, reading and cooking with her family. 


Executive Vice President & Senior LenderKenneth Steele
Executive Vice President & Senior Lender

Ken started at the Bank in 1996. After having graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a B.A. in Economics, he spent several years in lending in southern New Hampshire. In 1998 Ken was promoted to Vice President and Senior Loan Officer, and in 2010 to Executive Vice President. In addition to servicing his own portfolio of customers, Ken is responsible for overseeing the Loan Officer staff and the loan function as a whole. He enjoys the broader responsibilities afforded in a smaller bank and understands the value of a common sense and result oriented approach.



Assistant Vice President & Compliance OfficerSonja Benner, CAMS, CRCM
Vice President & Treasurer
Sonja offers 14 years of service to DB&T. During these years, she has held several positions including Operations Clerk, Compliance Analyst, Compliance Officer, BSA Officer and Assistant Vice President. Sonja graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration. She holds several bank compliance certifications; specifically the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager designations. Sonja volunteers for various local organizations including her niece’s school and Girl Scout Troup. She enjoys gardening, snowshoeing, and cooking.
Vice President & Operations OfficerDanielle Bernier
Vice President & Operations Officer

Danielle brings over 15 years of experience to banking. She has held several positions including Operations Administrator, Assistant Operations Officer and Senior Management Assistant. Danielle graduated from University of New England with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She also holds a Supervisor Certificate from the Center for Financial Training & Education Alliance. Danielle volunteers at her kids' school as often as possible. She enjoys spending time with her family. She spends her spare time reading, craft making, and baking for friends and family. 



Vice President & TreasurerGrace Shorey
Vice President & Strategic Initiatives

Grace brings over 19 years of experience to her role. She has held several positions throughout her time at DB&T including Bookkeeper, Operations Supervisor, Controller, Treasurer, and Assistant Vice President. Grace graduated from Andover College with an Associate's Degree in Computer Science. When her two children were young, she volunteered in their classrooms and with the Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations. Grace now enjoys ringing the bell for the Lincoln County Food Hunger Collection during the holidays. She enjoys include reading, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.



Vice President & Development/Technology OfficerSally Teele
Vice President & Development / Technology Officer

Sally offers over 30 years of banking experience to the Technology department. She has held various positions including Operations Clerk, Information Systems Officer, and Assistant Vice President. She has numerous diplomas and certificates including: General Banking Diploma, Bank Operations Diploma, Supervisory Skills Certificate, Consumer Lending Diploma and a Commercial Lending Diploma. Sally is a past PTA Secretary and Cub Scout Treasurer. She has dedicated many hours as a top contributor to the Find a Grave website that helps genealogists and historians document cemetery records. She enjoys photography, kayaking, and reading.


Breanne Hatch's headshot.Breanne Hatch 
Vice President & Risk Management / BSA Officer 
Brea brings over 11 years of banking experience to her role. During her time at DB&T she has held various positions including: Branch Supervisor, Branch Manager, and Assistant Vice President. Brea has earned her Supervisor, Business Development, and Managers as Leaders Certificate and is currently enrolled at Southern Maine Community College to receive her Business Degree. Brea is an avid supporter of New Hope for Women and the fight to end domestic violence. She spends her spare time hunting, fishing, cooking BBQ, and spending time with her family.