Sununu Honors Banker of the Year Morrison


Cambridge Trust - New Hampshire CEO Don Morrison, left, poses with Gov. Chris Sununu. Photo courtesy of the New Hampshire Bankers Association.

New Hampshire’s community banker of the year doesn’t just get a plaque to decorate their office or mantle. They also get a luncheon with one of the most important people in the state.

Cambridge Trust – New Hampshire CEO Don Morrison got his reward on Feb. 14 for being named the 2019 Community Banker of the Year Award by the New Hampshire Bankers Association, when Gov. Chris Sununu attended lunch with the entire executive team at Cambridge Trust to recognize Morrison’s achievements.

The small group gave the opportunity to have an informal discussion with Sununu about challenges facing New Hampshire.

Morrison, formerly the founder, president and CEO of Portsmouth’s Optima Bank & Trust, was selected for his involvement with several community organizations throughout his career, including serving as a founding board member of the Seacoast chapter of New Hampshire Veterans Count.

Cambridge Trust bought Optima last year.

Every year, NH Bankers honors a New Hampshire bank employee who has shown extraordinary commitment to serving their greater community.

“We are thrilled to have Governor Sununu’s support of our bankers’ charitable efforts and to recognize Dan Morrison’s significant contribution to the greater Seacoast community,” said Kristy Merrill, president of NH Bankers. “While they are a modest group, we know that bankers in New Hampshire give back to their community and to the Granite State on a regular basis.”