Gorham Savings Bank is pleased to welcome Arthur Batson III, Danny Bouzianis, Michael Cianchette, and Kristine Delano as Corporators of the Bank. All are talented and distinguished individuals who are passionate about making a difference in their communities and in their industries. Comprised of 100 local community members, Corporators serve as the Bank’s goodwill ambassadors in the community for the benefit of local businesses and residents.
Arthur Batson III, Chief Financial Officer of Lucas Tree Experts, graduated from Villanova University in 1998, where he received a BA in Finance.
He began his professional career in the New York Office of Charles River Associates, a public consulting firm focusing on the valuation and licensing of intellectual property for multi-national companies in a variety of industries. In 2004, he moved home to Maine to work for his third-generation family owned business. Lucas Tree, with approximately 550 employees, provides vegetation management services for electric utilities in nine U.S. states and in four Canadian provinces.
Arthur currently serves on the Board of Dirigo Re, and is acting Chairman of the Board of the Greater Portland V Workers Compensation Trust and MaineSense. He is a member of the Customer Council for Farm Credit East, the finance committee for Mercy Hospital, and greens and membership committee of the Portland Country Club. In addition, he is a former member of the Boston Chapter of the Young President’s Organization (YPO).
Danny Bouzianis has been a Dunkin Donuts business owner and real estate developer for over 18 years. He has grown a portfolio of Dunkin Donuts locations and retail centers throughout Maine and New Hampshire. In 2005 he received the Maine SBA Young Entrepreneur Award.
Danny sits on numerous advisory boards for Dunkin Brands, Inc. the parent company of Dunkin Donuts. He advises the brand in terms of marketing, information technology, equipment, product innovation, and overall brand strategy. He also chairs the National Dunkin Donuts Marketing Committee and the local Portland Maine Ad Committee.
A graduate of McGill University, Danny received his degree in finance and international business.
Michael Cianchette is the senior manager for several affiliated Maine businesses, including the Portland Regency Hotel and Spa. From 2011 through 2013, he served as a senior official in Maine State Government, including Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor.
A Naval Officer, he continues to serve as a Reservist in several capacities, completing a deployment to Afghanistan as a trainer and advisor with the Afghan National Police where he was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
Michael graduated from Boston College with a BA in Economics and Political Science, later developing and completing a 3 year JD/MBA program at Suffolk University. He is an alumnus of Cheverus High School and founding President of its Alumni Council, chair of several initiatives at Boston College, and a Director of the Maine Turnpike Authority.
Kristine Delano is the Managing Director of Marketplace Strategy with NextShares Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. She is responsible for working with broker/dealers, exchanges, data providers, market makers and other marketplace participants to strategically plan for the adoption and trading of exchange-traded managed funds.
Kristine began her career in the financial services industry in 1996. Before joining NextShares Solutions she was a senior executive with Pershing, Bank of New York Mellon. She was also Senior Vice President of Technology Strategy at LPL Financial.
Kristine earned a B.S. in behavioral neuroscience from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University. She has authored numerous publications and has been a featured speaker for Eaton Vance, LPL Financial, Pershing andmany other industry conferences.
On the board of Women in ETF’s, Kristine is also a volunteer art teacher at Greater Portland Christian School and serves on the Sebago Young Life Committee.