SKOWHEGAN — Skowhegan Savings announced that Tara Russell of Unity has joined the bank as a vice president and commercial lender.

According to the banks press release, Russel has over 23 years of experience in the financial and customer service industries. She has been recognized with numerous national awards for performance while serving as a branch manager and vice president of business development in prior positions at financial institutions.

Russell will be based out of the bank’s Skowhegan branch and will assist business customers in the Somerset county region with their banking needs.

Russell obtained her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Gaston College. Active in her community, she volunteers her time with the Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce, Unity Athletics and the Maine Central Institute.