Columbia State Bank announces the promotion of Lisa Howlett to Senior Vice President Professional Banking Officer. In her new position, Lisa will be managing Columbia State Bank’s medical and dental customers in Oregon and southwest Washington.
“Lisa has demonstrated superior knowledge, skill and experience in her field that allows her to provide clients with the highest level of service,” said Andrew McKechnie, Columbia State Bank Senior Vice President and Regional Manager. “We feel confident that she will excel in this promoted position at a capacity that supersedes our expectations.”
With 30 years of banking experience, Lisa has a seasoned background in the industry, specializing in commercial banking. Lisa previously worked as VP commercial loan officer at US Bank, Sterling Savings Bank and NW Bank before moving over to Columbia State Bank as the Vice President of commercial banking, where she has held the position for the past three and a half years.
Lisa is actively involved in the community and has participated in events such as Run Girl Run, Portland Fit and Dress for Success. Her experience in Portland dates back to her college days at Portland State University in 1988 where she attained a B.S. in Finance. She still resides in the city where she lives today with her 16 year old daughter.
About Columbia State Bank
Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Columbia Banking System, Inc. is the holding Company of Columbia State Bank, a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank. Columbia Bank was again awarded one of Seattle Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2011, designated one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Washington’s Best Workplaces 2011″, and was also recognized by Forbes as the best bank headquartered in Washington state in its list of “America’s Best Banks.”
Columbia Banking System has 102 banking offices, including 77 branches in Washington State and 25 branches in Oregon. Columbia Bank does business under the Bank of Astoria name in Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita and Tillamook in Oregon. More information about Columbia can be found on its website at www.columbiabank.com <http://www.columbiabank.com/> .