our management team
Unique Vision and Leadership
President & Chief Executive Officer
Pat Weigel joined Norway Savings in 2001 and has worked in the banking industry for more than 25 years. The first female bank president in Maine history, she is active in the community and serves on the boards of Norway Savings Bank and Outdoor Sports Institute. Pat also serves as board chair of the Western Maine Health and is a member of the Professional Development Council of the American Bankers Association (ABA). She is a graduate of Denison University.
Executive Vice President & Treasurer
Brian Shibles began his career with Norway Savings in 2002, 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. 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 banking functions, including business development, asset quality and portfolio management. Dan earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Salem State University and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. He also attended the American Bankers Association National Graduate School of Banking, where he distinguished himself as valedictorian.
Executive Vice President, Risk Management, Deposit Operations and Information Technology
Steven Whitney began his career with Norway Savings in 2006 and has been instrumental in the Bank’s risk management process. He plays an important role in many of the Bank’s strategic initiatives and recently took on responsibility for the Deposit Operations and IT departments. Steve currently serves on the NEACH (New England ACH) Board of Directors. Steve earned both a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Management and an MBA from Northeastern University. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program at MIT and the Federal Reserve System Leadership Institute at Northwestern University.
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 in 2012 was promoted to her current position, where she is responsible for the overall management of Information Technology and Information Security. Ann holds an Associate’s degree in Business Administration, 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, 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 and holds a Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP) designation.
Senior Vice President, Retail Banking
Darci Hamm has worked in the banking industry for over 20 years and began her career with Norway Savings Bank in 1999. As Senior Vice President & Retail Banking Officer, Darci oversees all retail banking functions, including branch administration, customer care, retail lending and asset quality. Darci holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, graduating from the University of Maine and the New England School of Banking.
Senior Vice President & Senior Trust Officer
Jennifer Schumacher joined Norway Savings in 2005 and has been working with trust and investment management clients for 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 and 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 a past Board member of the Alzheimer’s Association of Maine and is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for Seventy-Five State Street as well as the Finance and Human Resource committees. She is also a member of the Maine Estate Planning Council.
Senior Vice President, Commercial Credit Administration & Loan Servicing
Carolyn Thomas joined Norway Savings in 1999 and has over 30 years of experience in lending and bank operations. Carolyn oversees the Bank’s commercial loan policies, commercial credit underwriting, commercial loan administration, commercial compliance, special assets and the Bank’s Loan Operations department. Carolyn has a BA in Math and Economics.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Richelle Wallace joined Norway Savings in 2005 and has over 30 years of progressive human resources, business operations and leadership experience. She aligns talent initiatives 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.