Jake Wheeler ap­pointed to Com­mu­nity Ban­corp. Board of Direc­tors

Stanstead Journal - - NEW BRIEFS -

Stephen P. Marsh, Chair­man and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Com­mu­nity Ban­corp. and Com­mu­nity Na­tional Bank is pleased to an­nounce the re­cent ap­point­ment of James (Jake) G. Wheeler, Jr. as a Di­rec­tor to Com­mu­nity Ban­corp.’s Board.

Jake has prac­ticed law with Downs Rachlin Martin, PLLC since 1974 and has been a mem­ber of the firm since 1978. His prac­tice fo­cuses prin­ci­pally in the ar­eas of cor­po­rate gov­er­nance, trans­ac­tions, and fi­nanc­ing; com­plex real es­tate ac­qui­si­tions and fi­nanc­ing; and trusts and es­tates. Jake grad­u­ated from Har­vard Univer­sity (B.A., cum laude, 1970) and Bos­ton Univer­sity School of Law (J.D., 1974). He is a mem­ber of the Cale­do­nia County, Ver­mont, and Amer­i­can Bar As­so­ci­a­tions and the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Real Es­tate Lawyers.

Jake’s com­mu­nity in­volve­ment in­cludes cur­rent mem­ber­ship on and past Chair of the Board of Trustees of Burke Moun­tain Academy; Mem­ber of the Board of Direc­tors of Ver­mont Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion; Mem­ber of the Board of Man­agers of Com­mu­nity Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices Group, LLC; trustee of the Michael Anag­nos School and Foun­da­tion; Fair­banks Mu­seum and Plan­e­tar­ium Fel­low and Chair of the Mu­seum’s Nom­i­nat­ing Com­mit­tee for the Franklin Fair­banks Award; and mem­ber of the At­lantic Salmon Fed­er­a­tion, Fed­er­a­tion of Fly Fish­ers, and Trout Un­lim­ited.

Jake and his wife, Cathie, live in East Burke, Ver­mont. He en­joys ski­ing, hik­ing, bik­ing, run­ning, fly fish­ing, fly ty­ing, all sports, and read­ing. Jake and Cathie have two grown daugh­ters.

Jake Wheeler

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