CB Appoints Lisa Howlett as SVP

Columbia Bank Appoints Lisa Howlett
as Senior Vice President Professional Banking Officer

Columbia Bank announces the promotion of Lisa Howlett to Senior Vice President Professional Banking Officer.  In her new position, Lisa will be managing Columbia 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 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 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.