Derby, VT—Community National Bank CEO Kathy Austin is pleased to welcome Bruce Baker to serve as a Director of the Community National Bank and Community Bancorp. Boards. Mr. Baker’s appointment to the Boards is effective as of January 1, 2021. He was appointed to the class of Directors whose terms expire at the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, at which time he will stand for election for a three-year term. Mr. Baker will serve on the Company’s Audit and Compensation Committees.
Mr. Baker is a commercial lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience working with financial institutions, entrepreneurs and business owners, focusing on commercial lending, secured transactions, business planning, real estate development and land use. He is a founding member and principal of the law firm of Clarke Demas & Baker PLLC in Burlington, Vermont, and is the owner and CEO of Green Castle Group, LLC, a real estate development, management and consulting company, also based in Burlington. Kathy Austin stated, “Bruce has been a valued member of the Bank’s Advisory Council, and we look forward to working with him as a Director.”
Mr. Baker is a native Vermonter, highly engaged in policies seeking to create a bright future for Vermonters. He is a graduate from Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., 1991, Summa Cum Laude), Wake Forest Law Review Editorial Board, Wake Forest University School of Law - 1989-1991 and University of Vermont (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1986). He resides in Burlington, Vermont, with his wife and son and is proud to be called “my American Dad” by two very special international exchange students, one from South Korea and one from Taiwan.