our management team
Unique Vision and Leadership
President & Chief Executive Officer
Pat Weigel has worked in the banking industry for over 30 years. She joined Norway Savings in 2001 and is the first female president in the Bank’s history. Pat serves on the boards of Norway Savings Bank, Western Maine Health, the American Bankers Association and is currently Chairman of the Maine Bankers Association. Pat is also a member of the Professional Development Council of the American Bankers Association (ABA). She is a graduate of Denison University.
Executive Vice President, Senior Retail Banking Officer
Darci Hamm has worked in the banking industry for over 20 years. She began her career with Norway Savings Bank in 1999. Darci plays an important role in many of the Bank’s strategic initiatives, while overseeing all retail banking functions, including branch administration, customer care, retail lending, asset quality and the deposit operations department. Darci holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine. She is also a graduate of the New England School of Banking. Darci serves on the board of Norway Downtown and Maine hoMEworks.
Executive Vice President & Treasurer
Brian Shibles began his career with Norway Savings in 2002. He was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2006 and was elected Treasurer in 2013. In addition to overseeing the Bank’s financial accounting, budget and investments, he is involved in many of the Bank’s strategic initiatives, including asset and liability management, new product development and facilities-related initiatives. He also works closely with the bank’s Asset Management Group and Information Technology Department. In 2008, Brian graduated from the National School of Banking at Fairfield University as class valedictorian.
Executive Vice President, Senior Commercial Banking Officer
Dan Walsh has over 30 years of banking experience, joining Norway Savings in 1997 as a Vice President & Commercial Lender. As Executive Vice President, Senior Commercial Banking Officer, Dan oversees all commercial lending, commercial cash management, loan servicing and Community Reinvestment Act activities. Dan earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Salem State University and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. He is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Graduate School of Banking, where he distinguished himself as valedictorian.
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology & Information Security Officer
Ann Brett joined Norway Savings in 1983 and has been a member of the IT department since 1986. In 2005, she became the Network Administrator and was promoted to her current position in 2012 where she is responsible for the overall management of Information Technology and Information Security. Ann holds an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Andover College, is a graduate of the New England School for Financial Studies and graduated with honors from the National School of Finance, ABA Stonier Program in 2012.
Senior Vice President, Senior Trust Officer
Jennifer Cook joined Norway Savings in 2005. She has been working with trust and investment management clients for more than 25 years. Her area of expertise includes estate and financial planning for individuals and nonprofits. Jennifer graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. She attended Cannon Financial Institute where she graduated from the Personal Trust Program in 1996 and Personal Trust Graduate Program in 2008. Jennifer earned her designation as a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) in 1997. She is currently serving as the Chair of the Board for Seventy-Five State Street and a member of the Maine Estate Planning Council.
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Karen Hakala joined Norway Savings in 1997. She oversees the Bank’s marketing functions and plays an integral role in the Bank’s strategic initiatives, including product development, technology implementation, brand development and the design and branding of new branches. Karen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Leadership & Organizational Studies from the University of Southern Maine. She is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s School of Bank Marketing. She also holds a Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP) designation.
Senior Vice President, Deposit Operations & BSA Officer
Deb McPhail has worked in the banking industry for over 35 years. She joined Norway Savings Bank in 1982 and has worked in many positions as she developed her career. In her current role, she oversees and supports BSA, electronic and deposit services, as well as many other divisions of the Bank. Deb is a graduate of University of Maine at Augusta with an Associate’s degree in Secretarial Science and Business, the New England School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.
Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
Carolyn Thomas joined Norway Savings in 1999. She has more than 30 years of experience in lending, bank operations and risk. Carolyn oversees the Bank’s risk, compliance, commercial credit, commercial loan administration and special assets departments. Carolyn is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Math and Economics. Carolyn is on the Board of the Equality Community Center.
Senior Vice President, Senior Resources Officer
Richelle Wallace joined Norway Savings in 2005 and has over 30 years of progressive human resources, business operations and leadership experience. She aligns talent, resources and projects with the Bank’s mission, vision and strategic direction. Richelle has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She is an honors graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. Richelle is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She is currently appointed by the governor to serve on the Maine Worker’s Compensation Board.