Bert Languet has worked in the field of financial services since 1989, having worked at State Street Bank (Boston), Waddell and Reed (Boston Area), and The Centennial Group (Lansing, Michigan) prior to moving home to Maine in 1996 when Golden Pond opened its doors. He holds a B.A. from Colby College, an MBA from Thomas College, and is a Certified Financial Planner Practitioner (CFP®). Bert has been published in the Journal of Financial Planning, Maine Seniors, and wrote a monthly column on Socially Responsible Investing for the former Kennebec Business Monthly. He currently serves on the Belgrade Lakes Association Board and is a past president of the Central Maine Youth Hockey Association and the Augusta Kiwanis Club. He has also served on the boards of the Maine Children’s Home, Waterville Opera House, Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. Bert’s favorite volunteer projects have been the playgrounds at the Maine General Medical Center and the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. He built and maintained an outdoor ice rink at the Alfond Youth Center for several years and was recognized as the “Outstanding Business Professional” by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce in 2012* and the REM “Volunteer of the Year” for the Alfond Youth Center in 2013. Bert has been and continues to be a key figure in the Maine Pond Hockey Classic which benefits the Alfond Youth Center where he is known as the “Iceman” for building and maintaining the rinks on Messalonskee Lake at the Snow Pond Center for the Arts. Bert and his wife, Sara, have been married since 1993 and have three children: Jose’, Gabriela, and Joshua. In addition to his volunteer activities, he enjoys fly fishing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and spending time at his camp in Lily Bay on Moosehead Lake and his pontoon boat on Great Pond.
* Awarded to an area business principal or officer who has displayed solid leadership in setting the positive direction of their company, maintaining integrity, professionalism and vision of the region.