SADC on the go: Who is SADC?

11 years ago

By Jon McLaughlin
    Editor’s Note: The following is the ninth in a series of articles in which we will be featuring the board members that make up SADC and who are so crucial to its success.
    Most people know that SADC is a local organization and many know that its main charge is to market the region to businesses from away that are looking to expand their operations and/or to relocate.  

    An organization is made up of people. Many don’t know, however, the players that make up SADC.  
BU-CLR-SADC-dcx-pt-46Krista Putnam
    Earlier this year, the SADC Board of Directors determined that it was time to add some new, younger and dynamic thinkers to its board, replacing some that had resigned and filling other slots that remained available, but unfilled.  With this in mind, one of the first new members was Krista Putnam.
    Putnam is the daughter of Steven and Rebecca Doody of Washburn. After graduating from Washburn High School, she attended Husson University in Bangor,, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of science in business administration.
    Nearing completion of college in 2003, she was determined to return to “The County” to start her career.  That determination paid off as she went to work in the marketing department for Katahdin Trust Company shortly before graduation, coming onboard at an opportune time as the bank was preparing to expand its footprint throughout the state. In her current role at Katahdin, she is the assistant vice president of marketing and is responsible for the advertising, research, contributions, public relations, online marketing and overall branding of Katahdin Trust Company.
    Putnam has expanded her education while at Katahdin by graduating from the American Bankers Association’s School of Bank Marketing and Management and the Northern New England School of Banking in Durham, N.H. and she earned a bank marketing diploma and general banking diploma from the Northern New England Center for Financial Training.
    Krista and her husband, Andrew, have two children, Natalie, 10, and Lydia, 1, and they reside in New Limerick.
    When asked why she became a director of SADC she stated, “I’m excited to be a part of SADC. I look forward to helping our area continue to grow and prosper and the opportunity to contribute my marketing background in promoting our business community. It’s rewarding to know that I will have a helping hand in allowing our children to be able to grow up, work and be successful right here in Aroostook County – making it worth a visit, worth a lifetime.”
    SADC continues to push forward with its mission to attract and guide new business to Southern Aroostook for the betterment of our area.  SADC is a private/public-funded partnership and if interested in contributing to our efforts or attending one of our board meetings as a guest, please contact the office at (207) 521-0157.