Maine State Credit Union expands its senior leadership team
Brie-Anne Mellor and Shane Abbott promoted to Senior Vice President
AUGUSTA, ME (April 11, 2022) — Maine State Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotions of Brie-Anne Mellor and Shane Abbott. Ms. Mellor is now the Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer, and Mr. Abbott is the Senior Vice President, Chief Retail Officer. In their new roles, they will work with the other senior leadership team members to drive the organization’s continued growth. Both will be reporting to Stephen Wallace, incoming President, and Chief Executive Officer.
“Brie and Shane have been key players in the organization’s growth over the past several years,” said Wallace. “They have stepped up to lead without any hesitation and demonstrated the ability to inspire and grow their teams simultaneously.”
Ms. Mellor began her career on the teller line 20 years ago. During her tenure at Maine State Credit Union, she has continued to accept any challenge presented. In 2018, Ms. Mellor led the project team on the introduction of Meridian Link, an online direct-to-the-member lending tool. She created the first online lending team responsible for helping members access the credit union’s products through digital banking. In addition, Ms. Mellor has also been a financial services representative, loan officer, assistant branch manager, and loan servicing supervisor before being promoted to Vice President of Lending in 2021.
Mr. Abbott started his career as a summer teller in 2007 and joined the finance team as an accounting clerk. He continued to move through the organization and worked as an indirect loan officer and teller supervisor. In 2018, Mr. Abbott built a new internal call center, the eBranch, which takes over 300 calls a day. In 2021, he joined the operations team as Vice President, where he led the project team to convert the credit union’s online and mobile banking system.
“In addition to being great leaders, both have been an integral part of the continued growth of the culture of Maine State Credit Union,” said Wallace. “Brie and Shane understand the importance of a learning organization and have never hesitated to stop and develop their team along the way; this is an example of true leadership, and I am excited to have them as part of the Senior Leadership team.”
Ms. Mellor, a graduate of the University of Maine Augusta, lives in Windsor with her husband and two kids. They enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors exploring Maine. Mr. Abbott, a graduate of the University of Maine, lives in Farmingdale with his wife and children, is active in youth sports as a coach, and is on the board of directors for the Hall-Dale basketball program.
About Maine State Credit Union
Maine State Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Maine, with over $650 million in assets. Located in Augusta, Maine, it employs over 130 Mainers. It has been on the list of Best Places to Work in Maine for the past twelve years and on Forbes as one of the best credit unions in Maine for the past two years. Founded in 1935 in Augusta to give members a place to take out a loan, it now has over 35,000 members. It is open to all Mainers in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Somerset, Sagadahoc, and Waldo counties. Learn more at MaineStateCU.org.