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Norway Savings Bank Celebrates and Recognizes 2012 Employee Achievements

March 26, 2013

NORWAY, Maine – Norway Savings Bank recently held its Annual Employee Awards Banquet to celebrate the employee’s achievements and successes of 2012. This evening event focused on recognizing individuals and departments for their accomplishments by Senior Management.

2012 Employee of the Year

Nancy Stroud, Security Administrator, was named 2012 Employee of the Year. Stroud received this award for her many accomplishments throughout 2012. David Wyman, Chief Operating Officer, presented her with the award.

“Nancy had a remarkable year,” explained Wyman. “She accomplished multiple significant improvements to the Bank’s security software, distinguished herself by coordinating projects related to building renovations and performed additional Information Technology responsibilities as needed.”

After joining the bank in 2007 as a Teller Supervisor, Stroud was promoted to Security Administrator in 2011. In her role, Nancy administers the Bank’s Anti-Money Laundering program and assists with oversight and coordination of facility-related issues at the Congress Street location. Nancy holds a General Banking Diploma from the American Institute of Banking as well as her Supervision Diploma and Bank Operations Diploma from the Northern New England Center for Financial Training.

2012 President’s Award

This year’s President’s Award was awarded to Vicky Libby, Vice President, Loan Servicing Manager. Libby is a member of the Bank’s Employee Leadership Crew and has been instrumental in leading many of the Bank’s initiatives. In 2012, Libby took on the role of implementing the Bank’s mentoring program. She was responsible for the design, implementation and management of the program, which had 18 participants in its first year. She will be at the forefront again in 2013 taking on additional leadership roles for important bank-wide initiatives.

“Vicky is a strong leader who has brought much knowledge, leadership and stability to the Bank’s Loan Operations Department,” described Patricia Weigel, President. “In fact, this department has experienced no turnover in 4 years under her leadership.”

Libby not only works tirelessly for the betterment of Norway Savings Bank, but in the off hours gives countless time to non-profits, her church and to a number of exchange students.

Culture Awards

The following employees were recipients of awards for exhibiting elements of the bank’s culture through their daily responsibilities and high quality of work:

Culture Champion of the Year: Janel Danforth (Retail Operations)

Achievement Award: Julie Flather (Retail Loan Center) and Christine McMann (Loan Operations)

Branding Award: Kurt Garascia (Asset Management Group) and Gail McBride (Compliance)

Communications Award: Krissy Dillingham (Human Resources) and Amy Marshall (Training)

Customer Service Award: Tricia Brooks (Human Resources) and Betty Kane (Retail Loan Center)

Empowerment Award: Mike Noble (Facilities) and Peggy Tilton (Retail Operations)

Leadership Award: Irene Millett (Commercial Administration) and Karry Kane (Topsham)

Team Player Award: Jessica Tice (Deposit Operations) and Talley Estes (Commercial Administration)

Length of Service Awards

Employees who celebrated a milestone anniversary with the bank were also recognized at the banquet.  The most notable Length of Service Award of the evening was given to Deb McPhail, who has been with the bank for 30 years.  

30 Years of Service: Deb McPhail (Deposit Operations)

25 Years of Service: Betty Lewis (Maine Street, Brunswick), Andrea Osgood (Retail Banking), Tricia Brooks (Human Resources)

20 Years of Service: Linda Mitchell (Fryeburg)

15 Years of Service: Lenita Andrews (Retail Loan Center), Jan Cash (South Paris), Brenda Day (Naples), Karen Hakala (Marketing), Dan Walsh (Commercial – Portland), Jackie Morin (Deposit Operations), Tici Conant (Commercial Administration)

10 Years of Service:  Brian Shibles (Finance), Pam Veilleux (Executive Administration), Lynn McAloney (Deposit Operations), Elizabeth Stevens (Information Technology), Joy Hutchinson (Retail Loan Center), Joanna Pullis (Fryeburg), Chris Martin (Windham), Jesse Thompson (Bridgton), Susan Driscoll (Bethel), Kerry Read (Retail Loan Center), Heather Adams (Freeport), Chris Peterson (Falmouth), Kim Grabarz (Falmouth)

5 Years of Service:  Kyle Hodgkins (Exchange Street), Dorcey Dunn (South Paris), Jessica Lilly (Norway), Patricia Vaillancourt (Freeport), Katie Burgess (Bethel), Alicia Taylor (South Paris), Janel Danforth (Retail Operations), Mary Hewett (Training), Ryan Dillingham (Information Technology), Sacha Marston (Loan Servicing), Jessica Jenkins (Loan Servicing), Todd Schryer (Commercial Administration), Nancy Stroud (Security)

About Norway Savings Bank:

Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of December 31, 2012, Norway Savings Bank had $974 million in total assets and provided financial services to over 38 thousand households throughout western and southern Maine. Norway Savings Bank has 21 branch locations and operates divisions in asset management, personal banking and business banking. In 2007 and 2008, Norway Savings Bank was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine by the Society for Human Resource Management’s Maine State Council. Norway earned the Financial Marketing Excellence Award from the American Bankers Association for its “Colorful Solutions” brand campaign in 2009. In 2011, Norway Savings Bank was recognized with the Gold-Level Well Workplace Award by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). This award distinguishes Norway Savings Bank as one of the healthiest companies in America. For more information, visit


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