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Ellsworth –  Kenneth L. Huitt, JD, MBA has joined Bar Harbor Trust Services, a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, as Vice President, Trust Administrative Officer.  His office is located at 135 High Street, Ellsworth and he can be reached by calling 1-877-475-5399 x12505.

“We are pleased to have Ken join the Bar Harbor Trust Services team,” said Joseph Pratt, President of Bar Harbor Trust Services.  “His legal and financial expertise will greatly benefit our clients.”

Ken began his career as an attorney in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho working in probate law, real property transactions, and creating comprehensive estate plans, involving tax considerations and trusts.  Several years later he transitioned to the field of wealth management as an adviser specializing in estate conservation and small business transition planning.  As a Financial Consultant Ken has a strong background in insurance and retirement plans as well.  Most recently he held the position of Vice President of Trust and Investment Administration at Idaho Trust Bank.  Ken will be sitting for the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor exam in late 2017.

A believer in giving back to the community, Ken has been involved with young professional groups, participated in leadership programs, and served as a mentor.  In Idaho, Ken was President of the local Estate Planning Council, served on the board of the Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of Rotary.

Ken earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking, Risk and Insurance from Appalachian State University.  He is a graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law and holds an MBA from the Gonzaga University School of Business with a concentration in Ethics.  Ken has family and friends in the Downeast Maine area, having spent summers in Southwest Harbor.  Currently, he resides in Bucksport and enjoys spending time with family, friends and being outdoors.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT: BHB) is the parent of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust with more than $3 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank serving the financial needs of its customers for 130 years. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust provides a full range of financial services through its 49 branch locations in all three Northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust was named one of the 2017 Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks in the nation by American Banker magazine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go to  Member FDIC.

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