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Four Leaders Join Maine State Credit Union

Augusta, ME – May 12, 2022 – Maine State Credit Union is excited to announce four new hires - Ariel Carron joins as a Marketing Specialist, Nichole Lee is the new branch manager in Waterville, Jason Hilt as Vice President of Finance, and Chris Kovacs will lead the commercial banking effort in Portland.

  • Ariel Carron joins Maine State Credit Union as a Marketing Specialist reporting to Jennifer Roper, Vice President, Marketing and Communications.In her role, Ariel will oversee the organization's social media and digital marketing efforts.  Before joining Maine State Credit Union, Ariel worked at Downeast Toyota.


  • Nichole Lee joins Maine State Credit Union as the Branch Manager of the Waterville location, reporting to Shane Abbott, Senior Vice President, and Chief Retail Officer.In her role, Nichole will manage the day-to-day operations for the branch and help increase awareness of Maine State Credit Union in the Waterville community. Before joining, Nichole was the branch manager at Camden National Bank.


  • Jason Hilt joins Maine State Credit Union as the Vice President of Finance, reporting to Erin Campbell, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and People Officer.In this role, Jason will manage the day-to-day activities of the accounting team and help to increase efficiencies for the organization.  Before joining Maine State Credit Union, Jason worked at Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union.


  • Chris Kovacs joins Maine State Credit Union as Vice President of Commercial Lending for the Portland market reporting to Bruce Harrington, Vice President and Manager of Commercial Lending at Maine State Credit Union. In his role, Chris will help to grow business banking in Cumberland County. Before joining the organization, Chris worked at Bank of America.

“Our organization is growing, and we are excited to have such talented people join our team,” said Stephen Wallace, Executive Vice President and incoming Chief Executive Officer at Maine State Credit Union. “Ariel, Chris, Jason, and Nichole, bring a wealth of experience with them and I am excited to see the contributions that they will make at Maine State Credit Union.”

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Media Contact:

Jennifer Roper
Vice President of Marketing
200 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME 04330

Phone: 207-242-4290