Chris Bouchard, president and chief executive officer at OTIS Federal Credit Union.

JAY — OTIS Federal Credit Union announces Chris Bouchard is the new president and chief executive officer as June 13.

He succeeds Roland Poirier, who has been serving as interim president and chief executive officer since December 2021.

Bouchard will lead OTIS Federal Credit Union in its continuing objective to provide its membership with excellent, personal service and to serve the local community.

“We are grateful to be bringing Chris on board at OTIS Federal Credit Union,” Poirier said. “His extensive financial experience will be a great asset, and I am eagerly looking forward to the future of the credit union under this new leadership.”

Bouchard comes from Dirigo Federal Credit Union, where he  was chief operations officer. His qualifications include leadership positions at investment companies as well as banking institutions, where he led strategic initiatives and processes in different areas, ranging from contact centers to deposit and loan operations. He has over 20 years of experience in successfully managing business operations and initiatives and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from the University of Maine.

Duane Lake, chairman of the board of directors said, “Chris not only met but exceeded what we were looking for. We found his background in financial operations and history of successful leadership to be impressive, and his community involvement and desire to help others truly represented the qualities OTIS Federal Credit Union has always stood for.”

Bouchard is passionate about youth development. In his spare time, he volunteers as vice president for Auburn suburban baseball and softball, where he is also the minor division baseball director. He also volunteers with Special Olympics Maine and is a Maine Credit Union League audit and finance committee member. He lives in Auburn with his wife and three sons.

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