Matthew L. Caras was elected to serve as director of both Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and its parent company, Bar Harbor Bankshares, on May 20,2014.
Caras, age 57, of Arrowsic, is an owner and managing director of Leaders LLC, providing professional merger, acquisition and advisory services, primarily to privately owned companies, and is also a mediator and neutral negotiation facilitator. Prior to founding Leaders LLC, Caras was a partner and department chair at the law firm of Verrill Dana LLP, in Portland. A member of the Maine bar, Caras serves on the Board of Governors and chairs the Ethics and Practice Quality Committee of the Maine Association of Mediators. Among his memberships, he is a member of the Town of Arrowsic planning board and class agent at Bowdoin College.
"Matt's professional background and legal expertise in commercial transactions, along with his business knowledge of Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties, will bring a valuable resource to the Board as we expand our service area in Maine," said Curtis C. Simard, president and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.