Camden National Bank has promoted Kathleen “Kate” Bellmore to senior vice president as talent acquisition and diversity, equity and inclusion officer.

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In her new role, she will continue to lead the organization’s talent acquisition function while also leading the bank’s DEI efforts. Under her leadership, the bank seeks to expand its diverse talent pipelines and build upon its strong foundation to shape an environment where diverse voices and backgrounds continue to be welcomed and heard, according to a release from the bank.

“Adding this important role to our organization will help us become a stronger company with Kate’s guidance,” said Gregory A. Dufour, president and CEO of Camden National Bank. “Kate brings extensive knowledge with over 15 years of experience in human resources and truly understands the value that a diverse workforce adds to how well we serve our customers and communities who encompass different perspectives and backgrounds.”

Bellmore received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Maine and her Master of Business Administration degree in Human Resources Management from Thomas College in Waterville. She is recognized as a senior certified professional by the Society for Human Resource Management and a professional in human resources by the Human Resource Certification Institute. She is expected to graduate this spring from the Maine Development Foundation’s Institute for Civic Leadership development program.

A native of Midcoast Maine, Bellmore has been helping Camden National Bank with recruiting activities across its footprint in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts for more than 10 years. She resides in South Thomaston and is actively involved in the local community. She serves on the board of the Midcoast Human Resources Association, as well as the Coastal Counties Workforce board supporting Maine’s six coastal counties.