Fernald, Nicholson advance

BAR HARBOR — Two area employees of First National Bank and The First Bancorp have moved up in the company.

Brenda Fernald has been promoted to assistant vice president, business development officer. Fernald joined First National Bank in 2012 as an administrative assistant. She then joined the branch administration division working as a branch manager on Mount Desert Island. She has been in business development since 2016.

Peter Nicholson has been promoted to vice president, senior portfolio manager. Nicholson joined First Advisors in 2015 after working as a portfolio manager for another local bank. He will continue to assist clients, as well as take on an administrative role in the division.

“I am pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication from our staff,” said Tony C. McKim, president and CEO of First National Bank and The First Bancorp.

First National Bank is an independent community bank with 16 offices in Lincoln, Knox, Hancock, Washington and Penobscot counties. Call 1-800-564-3195 or visit www.thefirst.com. Find The First on Facebook.

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