Press Release
David Pease Appointed to Thomas College Board of Trustees MacKenzie Riley Young | January 13, 2022

WATERVILLE, MAINE, January 2022 — Thomas College announces that David Pease has joined its Board of Trustees. Pease is the Senior Vice President and Director of Talent, Diversity & Inclusion for Bangor Savings Bank.  
David Pease is a longtime champion for Thomas College, having served previously as an adjunct faculty member and, more recently, as an employer partner in the College’s President’s Innovation Challenge. 
“We are thrilled to have David as part of our talented and innovative Board of Trustees,” said President Laurie G. Lachance. “David has energy, talent, a passion for education as well as experience building a diverse community that will help us build a stronger, more inclusive community. I am excited for him to share his knowledge and experience with us.”
“I have had the great pleasure of working with Thomas’s leadership and students for several years,” says Pease, “and appreciate the fresh ways it is teaching and engaging Maine’s future workforce.” 
In his current role at Bangor Savings Bank, Pease is both internally and externally focused, working on building Bank talent and diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as working externally to build a diverse workforce in Maine and NH. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Lesley University with a Master’s of Science in Human Resources Management. Pease holds national designations – the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from HRCI and the Senior Certified Profession in HR from SHRM (SHRM-SCP).  

Prior to joining Bangor Savings Bank, David had 30 years of human resource leadership, including roles at Androscoggin Bank, The Hartford, and Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital. He is the former State Director of the Maine Society for Human Resource Management and received the distinguished Maine HR Leader of the Year award. He recently received the Unsung Business Hero award from PROPEL Portland for creating a safe and inclusive work environment for employment. Pease also serves on numerous boards and advisory councils, and as a mentor and coach to students and professionals.  

About Thomas College: Thomas College has been preparing students for success in their personal and professional lives for over 125 years. Thomas College nurtures the unique potential within each student. Our Guaranteed Job Program, 3-year accelerated offerings in all undergraduate degrees, individualized advising, career counseling, and our Innovation Centers in Business and Education match a student’s determination to succeed with the direction, confidence, and tools to realize the highest version of themselves. Our graduate degree offerings fit your lifestyle ranging from in-person and on-campus to 100% online degree programs. From the classroom to community activities, or on the athletics field with our 19 varsity sports, Thomas College provides a personalized experience that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. Data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 13 percent of all higher education institutions in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates, and U.S. News & World Report ranks us #10 among colleges in the Northeast. For more information, visit or contact MacKenzie Riley Young at [email protected] or 207-859-1313. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.