Chris Nelson is Director of Finance & Treasury and Chief Investment Officer for Bangor Savings Bank, a $4.1 billion independent community bank based in Bangor, Maine. He is responsible for managing the bank’s $910 million investment portfolio, as well as supervising the bank’s financial operations relating to liquidity and funds management, asset/liability and interest rate risk management, loan and deposit pricing, hedging and derivative activities, and international services.
Chris has been involved in banking and investments for more than 26 years. He is a graduate of Excelsior College with a B.S. degree in Finance and the New England College of Business and Finance with a M.S. degree in Finance. Chris received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute in 1999.
Chris is a faculty member for the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s Community Bank Investments School and the Executive Development Institute. He previously served on the faculty at the Graduate School of Bank Investments and Financial Management at the University of South Carolina and has served as an adjunct instructor for the University of Maine Business School. Chris has also been a featured speaker at Darling Consulting Group’s annual Balance Sheet Management Conference in Boston. Chris is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society Maine, and serves on the Member Advisory Panel for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston.