Brandi (Newby) Meisner ’02, M.B.A. ’05 is proud to call Skowhegan, ME, her home. After growing up there, she knew that someday after graduating from Thomas College and living in Boston, she would return. “In a small town, people care about each other and want success for everyone. I feel that Thomas College has the same values. The teachers care about their students and want them to achieve greatness.”
Today, Brandi works as a community banker at Skowhegan Savings Bank and cherishes the role she plays in customers’ lives. “I am helping people achieve their financial goals, from paying off credit card debt to buying their first homes,” she reflects. “When you can help members of your community achieve their dreams, they remember that.”
In addition, Brandi is an active volunteer with the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Skowhegan, where she serves as Vice President of its board. “Our major focus is creating a destination for visitors, while also fostering a community that is happy, healthy, and strong. I want Skowhegan to be a place my daughter wants to come back to after college. To make that happen, we need to focus on creating a vibrant and robust local economy. That’s what Main Street Skowhegan is all about.”
This article was originally published in the Winter/Spring 2020 Thomas Magazine.