Chris Kehl promoted to EVP at Kennebunk Savings
KENNEBUNK, MAINE – Kennebunk Savings has announced the latest addition to their executive leadership team with the promotion of Chris Kehl to Executive Vice President.
“Chris has always been a person of high integrity and, quite frankly, a workhorse,” said Bradford C. Paige, the Bank’s President and CEO. “I have an incredible level of trust in him, and so do his customers. He is a highly responsive customer advocate who doesn’t do anything he doesn’t truly believe in and is a driving force for this company and the greater community.”
Kehl started his career in banking in 1990, as teller in Portsmouth, NH. After 14 years in retail banking, including three years as a branch manager at Kennebunk Savings, he moved to commercial lending in 2004, rising to become the Bank’s Senior Lender. In the wake of his latest promotion, Kehl is, as always, thinking of his customers. “I think that what’s unique at Kennebunk Savings is that folks know they can reach me at any time,” he said. “Customers recognize they wouldn’t have this kind of access at a bigger bank.”
Kehl said he wants the bank to be known as the most relationship-driven and results-oriented commercial lending operation in the Seacoast. “And if I had a vision in my mind of how we would ideally manage our customer relationships – we’re pretty close to that ideal now. But always striving to be better,” he said.
Paige remarked, “Everything Chris does is done carefully and thoughtfully, and always in the best interest of our customers and the bank. That’s just one very important component of his executive leadership profile.”