David Woodside of Bar Harbor. PHOTO COURTESY OF BHB&T

Woodside named chairman of BH Bankshares



BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor Bankshares, the parent company of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, announced Wednesday that David Woodside of Bar Harbor has been elected to serve as chairman of the board.

He succeeds Peter Dodge of Blue Hill, who served as chairman since 2009.

Woodside, 64, has been a member of the board since 2003 and has served in several board committee capacities, most recently as chairman of the bank’s loan committee since 2008. “His in-depth knowledge of the retail and hospitality industries both in Maine and across the country provides significant expertise to the board in these important segments of the Maine economy,” said Curtis Simard, president and CEO of the bank.

Woodside has multi-generational roots in Maine. He is a native of Farmington and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is president and general manager of The Acadia Corporation and has held that role since 1980.

Woodside and his wife, Kathleen, have been active in the Mount Desert Island community working with numerous nonprofit organizations. He has served as past president of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Mount Desert Island Rotary Club. He also served as a member of the Bar Harbor Town Council for 10 years.

In addition, Woodside has owned several small businesses in the area.

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