David “Rod” Black, founder of Bangor Wealth Management, focuses on retail portfolio management and retirement planning for individuals, as well as public and private institutions. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses, his Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), and his Life and Health license.
He became a financial advisor in 2007, after nearly 40 years in the electric utility industry as an accountant with Bangor Hydro Electric Company (now Versant Power), with the last 20 years as an Officer. He also served as Treasurer of the company's independent credit union. Rod draws from his extensive experience and education, having earned a Bachelor of Accounting and a Master of Science degrees from Husson College. While at Bangor Hydro, he graduated from the Stone and Webster Utility Management Program.
Actively involved with his community, Rod served on the Holden Town Council for 9 years and was Chairman for 3 years. He is also the Advisory Board Chair at Eastern Maine Community College. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, and on the Board of the United Way of Eastern Maine. He is a former member of the Government Affairs Committee, where he was past chair and a member of the finance committee. When not serving his community or in the office, Rod can be found enjoying his free time on the golf course.
Rod is a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the Army from 1970-1972 and is a member of the American Legion Post 98 in Brewer, Maine. In 1979, Rod married the former Jane Clark from Lincoln, Maine. Rod and Jane currently reside in Holden, Maine and have two grown children, Stephanie and Anthony, and a special daughter-in-law Taylor. They also have three grandchildren, Max, Ellie & Charlotte (who are routinely in the office running the show.)