Patricia J. Laney Promoted to VP, BSA/AML Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

PJ LaneyHampden, Maine (December 12, 2019) – Patricia J. (PJ) Laney has been promoted to VP, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. In this role, she is responsible for developing and maintaining policies and procedures and monitoring compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act, USA Patriot Act, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). She also oversees a team of specialists that conducts investigations of potential suspicious account activity.

PJ has more than 30 years of banking experience and has worked as a teller, bookkeeper, deposit services specialist, internal auditor, risk manager, and most recently, a Bank Secrecy Act analyst and manager. She has a certificate of Bank Operations from the American Institute of Banking and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). PJ received an associate’s degree in Business Management Banking from Eastern Maine Community College.

Since 2014, PJ has served as a volunteer for The Summit Project, a Maine-based, non-profit organization that honors fallen service members by carrying their memorial stones on tribute hikes. She has volunteered for a number of the organization’s hikes and previously served as the co-organizer of The Summit Project Memorial March and Honor Case event in Newport, Maine. PJ has also served as a member of The Maine Troop Greeters and the Newport Historical Preservation Society.

PJ and her husband Derek reside in Newport, Maine, and have a daughter who is currently serving in the US Navy.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.