Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> September 20, 2001

Kevin Champagne – Seacoast Financial Services Corporation (scfs)

KEVIN G. CHAMPAGNE is President and Chief Executive Officer of Seacoast Financial Service Corporation and CompassBank. Mr. Champagne joined CompassBank in 1971 in the management and training program. He advanced to become the head of the Retail Banking Division and in 1984 became Senior Vice President. He was named President and CEO by the Board of Directors in 1993. Mr. Champagne is very active in community and civic organizations. He serves as a director on numerous boards, including the Massachusetts Bankers Association; Savings Bank Life Insurance, Inc.; the YMCA of Greater New Bedford; the Foundation of University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; and the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society. He is a member of the New Bedford Airport Commission and the Small Business Loan Review Board of Southeastern Massachusetts. He serves on the Advisory Committee to the Provincial, Sacred Heart Fathers and is a trustee for the Student Emergency Aid Fund for the University of The Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Mr. Champagne served with the U.S. Army National Guard from 1971 to 1977. Mr. Champagne is a graduate of both the Executive Development and the School of Savings Banking programs at Fairfield University. He holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Stonehill College. Profile
TWST: Let's start with a brief historical sketch of the Seacoast

Financial Services?

Mr. Champagne: Seacoast Financial Services is the holding company for

two subsidiary banks. One is Compass