CB Welcomes Betsy Seaton to its Board

William Weyerhaeuser, Chairman of the Board of Columbia Banking System, the parent company of Columbia Bank, announced that Betsy Whitehead Seaton joined the Board of Directors effective May 30, 2014.

“We are delighted to welcome Betsy Seaton to our board.” said Mr. Weyerhaeuser. “We are fortunate to add a business leader with her depth of experience in strategic planning and corporate development to our team of board members.”

Ms. Seaton has broad experience in business leadership, change management, strategic development, mergers and acquisitions, and enterprise risk management.  She served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development for Weyerhaeuser Company, based in Federal Way, Washington, from 2008 to 2014.  Her career at Weyerhaeuser spanned over twenty years, and included leadership positions in strategic planning and project management.  She has also served as Principal and Consultant for Boston Consulting Group based in Chicago and Los Angeles, a global management consulting firm.

A resident of Mercer Island, Washington, Ms. Seaton is a graduate of Princeton University and earned an M.B.A. and a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago, and is a member of the California Bar.  She contributes to her community through a variety of not-for-profit organizations, focused on homelessness and healthcare.