Angela Harris leads new Madras Team


August 4, 2010
Contact: JoAnne Coy
Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
(253) 305-1965

Angela Harris leads new Columbia State Bank Team

Madras, OR – Columbia State Bank is pleased to announce a new banking team at its Madras Branch. Led by Branch Manager Angela Harris, the team includes: Kimberly Stebbins, Branch Officer; Bonnie Hughes, Credit Analyst; Jenny Faulconer and Jessenia Quijano, Customer Service Representatives; and Tellers: Diane Sisk, Joni Bergeson , Monica Aguirre, and Lacy Short.

Harris is a Madras resident who recently joined Columbia State Bank from her previous position as the manager of the Madras branch of US Bank. “I’m thrilled to be working for a local community bank like Columbia. Their high touch service philosophy empowers my team to provide customers with the personal attention and care they deserve,” said Angela when asked about her new position. “I made the switch to Columbia because I felt they understood the importance of community involvement here. My team is heavily involved in a number of Madras organizations and Columbia continues to be very supportive of what we do."

"We are very pleased to have Angela and her team of local bankers as part of the Columbia family," said Melanie Dressel, president and CEO of Columbia State Bank. "We are committed to being the community bank in each of the communities we serve. Angela and her team are doing a wonderful job delivering on that promise in Madras."

Angela holds an MBA from Concordia University. Prior to her banking career she worked as a financial advisor for both Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. A member of many community organizations, Angela currently serves on the Madras Aquatic Center Trust Board, Madras Aquatic Center Dash Board, Jefferson County Library Endowment Board, Oregon Club of Jefferson County Board and is also a member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau and the Madras Chamber of Commerce.


About Columbia
Columbia State Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Banking System, Inc., is a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank headquartered in Tacoma, Washington. Columbia Bank was awarded third place in the large employer category by Seattle Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2010 and was designated one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Washington’s Best Workplaces 2010”.
With the January, 2010 FDIC-assisted acquisitions of Columbia River Bank and American Marine Bank, Columbia State Bank has 83 banking offices, including 59 branches in Washington State and 24 branches in Oregon. Columbia State Bank does business under the Bank of Astoria name at the Bank of Astoria’s former branches located in Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita and Tillamook. More information about Columbia can be found on its website at