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Thompson Financial Group announces new COO

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Bryan Thompson, CEO and owner of Thompson Financial Group, has announced Benjamin Shaw has joined its Presque Isle and Bangor-based financial services firm as chief operating officer.

Prior to joining Thompson Financial Group, Shaw served as the chief business officer at the University of Maine at Presque Isle (his alma mater) for five years. He also held a variety of management positions at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Center in Limestone for 12 years, which included serving as the deputy site director. 

Shaw graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in 2004. He earned his master of science in business from Husson University in 2009. In 2015 he became a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). 

He holds his Series 65 Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) and life and health insurance producer licenses.

“I am very excited and pleased to join Thompson Financial Group,” Shaw said. “Helping others with their financial future has always been a dream of mine. Having the opportunity to join such a great and growing team is an added bonus that I am very thankful for. I look forward to making connections and helping you plan for your future”

“We are very fortunate to welcome Ben as an integral part of our executive management team. He brings a wealth of business experience and financial acumen to our firm and he will hit the ground running providing trusted advice to his clients,” said Brian Hamel, former managing partner, COO and current financial adviser at Thompson Financial Group. 

“I look forward to working closely with Ben and our CEO and owner Bryan Thompson for years to come as we continue to grow our firm and provide our clients with the high level of client service they have become accustomed to since our founding in 1962,” Hamel said.

Shaw and his wife, Sasha, reside in Mapleton with their two boys, Reed and Grant, with their third boy, Myles, on the way. 

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