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Damariscotta Bank & Trust Company
Sunset by the lighthouse.

Meet Senior Management

 
Scott ConantScott Conant
President & Chief Executive Officer
 

Scott brings with him over 40 years of experience in the banking industry. He has spent all of his career at small community banks where he works closely with fellow employees and creates relationships based on responsibility and commitment. Those relationships permeate through to the community and embrace customers in the same positive way which he feels is the basis for the benefits that small banks deliver to their customers and their communities.

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 and 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.

 

Marcia BennerMarcia 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. 

  

 

Ken Steele, Executive Vice President/ Senior Loan Officer.

Kenneth Steele
Executive Vice President & Senior Lender

Ken started at the Bank in 1996. After graduating 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.

 

 

 

Sonja Benner,  AVP/Compliance/ BSA OfficerSonja Benner, CAMS, CRCM
Vice President & Treasurer
 
Sonja offers 14 years of service to DB&T. During these years, she has held positions including Operations Clerk, Compliance Analyst, Compliance Officer, BSA Officer and Assistant Vice President. Sonja graduated from 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. She is proud to be part of a small community bank that knows customers by name and is dedicated to supporting the community. Sonja volunteers for various local organizations including her niece’s school and Girl Scout Troop.
 
 
 
Danielle BernierDanielle 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. 

 

 

Grace Shorey, VP/ Treasurer.Grace Shorey
Vice President & Strategic Initiatives Officer
 

Grace brings 20 years of experience to her role. She graduated from Andover College with an Associate's Degree in Computer Science and has held several positions at DB&T including Bookkeeper, Operations Supervisor, Controller, Treasurer and Assistant Vice President. Grace believes we provide value to our customers by being a small community bank, getting to know our customers to give them personalized service, being willing to work with and listen to our customers, and investing and volunteering in our communities. Grace enjoys volunteering during the holidays by ringing the bell for the Lincoln County Food Hunger Collection.

 

 

Sally Teele, VP/ Development & Technology.Sally 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.

 

 

Brea HatchBreanne Hatch 
Vice President & Risk Management / BSA Officer 
 
Brea brings over 11 years of banking experience to her role. Brea has earned her Supervisor, Business Development, and Managers as Leaders certificates and is currently enrolled at Southern Maine Community College to receive her Business Degree. She appreciates that we offer down-to-earth service, treat each individual as we would want to be treated, and treat businesses like our own with a high standard of satisfaction. Brea is an avid supporter of New Hope for Women and the fight to end domestic violence and spends her spare time hunting, fishing, cooking BBQ, and spending time with family.