Our commercial lending team has the local knowledge and experience to aid in all your business transactions.

Meghan McLaughlin

Meaghan W. McLaughlin

 VICE PRESIDENT | Chief Lending Officer

Meaghan McLaughlin joined the National Bank of Middlebury in 2010. Meaghan helps Vermont businesses of all sizes obtain the capital they need to grow and succeed. Meaghan moved to Vermont after starting her career with Citigroup in New York City. Her lending experience includes everything from small equipment loans to multi-million-dollar syndicated financings. She has worked in the banking industry for fifteen years, and gained experience as a credit analyst and as a top-producing residential lender at National Bank of Middlebury prior to her current position.

“I’m very excited to play a role in supporting Vermont’s economy by working with businesses in our community. I am pleased to work with a wonderful team and to represent a community bank deeply dedicated to supporting the local economy.”

Talk with Meaghan at our Middlebury office: [email protected]  or 802-388-1797

Chris LaPierre

Chris M. Lapierre

VICE PRESIDENT | Northern Business Market Manager

Chris Lapierre is a fourth generation Vermonter who grew up in Shelburne, Vermont. Part of his interest in banking was generated by his family’s tradition of supporting local businesses and seeing their impact on local communities. Chris has 11 years of lending experience working with all types and sizes of customers. He resides in Vergennes in a home he designed and built.

“What I like best about what I do is seeing projects come to fruition no matter their size.”

Talk with Chris at our Vergennes, Bristol and Hinesburg offices: [email protected]  or 802-877-6452

Sarah Cowan

Sarah A.P. Cowan


Sarah has been with the bank for over 25 years. She oversees credit risk management and loan production for the bank’s commercial and residential loan programs.

“When you work with the National Bank of Middlebury commercial lending team you get high-touch service and local decision-making. We work together as a team, always keeping the best interests of our business customers in mind. We are mindful of our impact on the local economy and understand that by providing excellent products and services we help our local businesses grow and prosper.”

Talk with Sarah at our Middlebury office: [email protected]  or 802-388-0888

Grover Usilton

Grover K. Usilton

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT | Business Development

Grover Usilton has been in banking for thirty years, the last twenty at National Bank of Middlebury. He has helped local customers with businesses of all sizes.

“Business Development is not simply a title. It’s a commitment. It is really rewarding to assist in the success of businesses in our marketplace. It’s what makes banking a rewarding career.”

Talk with Grover at our Middlebury office: [email protected] or 802-388-2982

Chris Carpenter

Christopher J. Carpenter

VICE PRESIDENT | Credit Administration

Chris joined NBM in 2009 and has worked in the Vermont banking community for more than three decades serving customers within Rutland and Addison Counties. Chris has a wide array of commercial lending experience from the small start-up business to large more complex companies and everything in between. In his role as Credit Administration Manager he works with the credit processing team to assure a smooth lending process throughout.

“Gaining trust and respect from business owners is very important to me and I’ve always stated I would never offer or recommend a product or service that I wouldn’t choose for myself.”

Talk with Chris at our Middlebury and Brandon offices: [email protected]  or 802-247-8513