(Houlton) - A 20 year veteran of Katahdin Trust Company has been promoted to Executive Vice President for Commercial Services.

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Peter St, John joined Katahdin Trust in 1995 as Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender. In 1999, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Commercial Services. Prior to joining Katahdin Trust, St. John served as Vice President and Relationship Manager at Key Bank. Earlier in his career, he held various management positions at TD Bank (formerly Peoples Heritage Bank) throughout northern Maine.

Jon J. Prescott, President and CEO at Katahdin Trust Company said the bank has experienced strong growth under St John's guidance. “His leadership extends from his hometown of Fort Kent all the way down to Scarborough, and he is deeply involved with his team.”

St. John graduated from Fort Kent Community High School, attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York and is a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He is also a graduate of the National Association of Mutual Savings Banks Branch Manager’s School in Fairfield, Connecticut; Maine/New Hampshire School of Savings Banking; and Stonier Graduate School of Banking in Newark, Delaware.

St. John, who lives with his wife Judy in Winterville Plantation, also serves on the board for The Aroostook Medical Center and Aroostook Aspirations; as member and treasurer of Mountain View Bible Church; and member of the Eastern Maine Healthcare System Nominating Team. He has previously served as board chairman of the Northern Maine Medical Center, The Aroostook Medical Center, and Fort Kent Rotary Club; Director of Presque Isle Fish and Game Club, Leaders Encouraging Aroostook Development, and Ambulance Service, Inc.; member of Northern Maine Development Commission Economic Council, Northern Maine Regional Airport Advisory Board, Aroostook Emergency Medical Services Executive Board, Fort Kent Town Council; FAME-PMIF Loan Review Board; and has taught classes for the American Institute of Banking.

Katahdin Trust Company was established in 1918 and provides banking services to individuals and businesses from nineteen offices throughout Maine and online.