Presque Isle man joins NorState board

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Susan G. Whitehead, president and CEO of NorState Federal Credit Union, along with Clifton Cyr, board chairman, announce the appointment of Leigh Smith of Presque Isle to the board of directors.

Smith, who will replace Heather Pelletier of Eagle Lake, grew up in Mapleton on his family’s potato farm and attended local schools.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in funeral home management from Mount Ida College in Massachusetts and then his master of science in business administration from Husson College.

He is a full-time real estate broker and property manager, serving clients throughout Aroostook County.

Smith and his fiancée, Dr. Maria Rutmann, live in Presque Isle.

He is a member of Presque Isle’s city council, on the board of the Presque Isle Rotary Club and has also been active with the Nordic Heritage Sport Club biathlon events.

“I believe that Leigh will be a valuable asset to NorState and provide us with the forward thinking and insight that our membership has come to expect from our volunteers”, added Whitehead.

To volunteer with NorState FCU,  submit your name and contact information to Susan Whitehead via email at

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