IT specialist joins savings and loan

BAR HARBOR — Zoran Manev has joined Bar Harbor Savings and Loan as an internal IT specialist.

Manev’s responsibilities include reviewing the bank’s outsourced IT systems and procedures to ensure they comply with federal regulations as well as performing routine IT upgrades and maintenance.

“I am passionate about IT,” Manev said. “In Macedonia, I provided IT services, developed networks, and maintained PCs.”

Manev has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from International Slavic University Gavrilo Romanovic Derzavin-Sveti Nikole in Macedonia. He has worked as a software developer and computer system administrator. His duties included installing and updating software and guarding against malware. Manev then transitioned to working in the banking industry. He was promoted to the position of manager at a branch of TTK Bank in Macedonia before moving to Maine.

“Zoran has over a decade of banking experience. He brings a history of working with financial institutions together with a degree in computer science that is a good fit for us,” said Vicky Vendrell, senior vice president and treasurer of Bar Harbor Savings and Loan. “He and his family have made this community their home.”

Manev lives in Bar Harbor with his wife, Dejana, and their son, Kristian. “Kristian was born after we moved to Mount Desert Island,” Manev said. “He is a Mainer.”

He and Dejana are grateful for the welcome they have received here. “We look forward to becoming citizens,” Manev said. “This is home.”

Bar Harbor Savings and Loan has its office on Main Street in Bar Harbor and serves Mount Desert Island and Hancock County. It was established in 1902. Call 288-3685 or visit bhsla.com.

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