From financing to risk management to M&A, our Commercial Banking Team is made up of industry leaders who focus on developing successful long-term business relationships. We are ready to help you achieve your professional and financial goals.
Through a consultative approach, Jamie Louie-Smith, vice president, commercial relationship manager for Columbia Bank, provides solutions to clients and prospects that assists them with their unique business needs. Jamie manages a team that supports those clients and prospects and whom works to ensure an excellent client experience. Jamie is experienced in underwriting many types of commercial loans including commercial real estate, equipment financing, lines of credit, startups and acquisitions. Over the past several years, Jamie has specialized within the medical and dental niche as well as nonprofit organizations.
With more than 15 years of experience, Jamie launched her banking career in 2002 as a client service specialist at Pacific Continental Bank before serving as a senior credit analyst. Jamie attended the University of Oregon where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, majoring in sociology and receiving a business minor. Jamie also attended the Western School of Commercial Lending and graduated in 2013 from the Leadership Eugene-Springfield Program. Jamie was a recipient of the 20 under 40 Rising Business Star award in 2008.
In an effort to improve the communities she serves, Jamie is active on a variety of non-profit committees and boards with the goal of putting her skillset to the best possible use. Jamie is actively involved with Food for Lane County, Springfield Education Foundation, Looking Glass Youth and Family Services and the Eugene/Springfield Risk Management Association.
In her role as wealth advisor for Columbia Bank in Eugene, Ore., Elena Fracchia serves as a wealth consultant and resource to individuals and businesses who want to learn more about Columbia Bank’s wealth management services. She is responsible for meeting with people and assessing their needs before providing an objective and unbiased recommendation on which experts will be best to provide clients with the products and services they need. Elena is dedicated to understanding the underlying needs of each client to ensure they are getting what they need.
Elena has a background and expertise in nonprofit management, financial education and community engagement. Prior to her role as wealth advisor for Columbia Bank, Elena served as community relations officer at Pacific Continental Bank for over a year. Elena attended the University of Oregon where she received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the Robert D. Clark Honors College as well as her Master’s Degree in public administration and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management. Elena is actively involved with the University of Oregon and previously worked with United Way of Lane County, Oregon Retirement Savings Taskforce, Northwest Health Foundation, Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth and the Climate Leadership Initiative.
Kim Diercks, commercial credit analyst for Columbia Bank, is well known in her community of Northern Idaho for developing outstanding relationships with clients and helping them navigate the credit authorization process. Kim specializes in providing strategic counsel to a host of local clients serving many communities and people throughout Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington.
A Stanford University graduate, Kim has been involved in banking for the past 16 years since moving to Sandpoint. She is deeply involved in her community including as a board member for Kinderhaven, board president of 7B Women – a women’s advocacy group, and as a board member of Columbia Cares - a Columbia Bank-affiliated organization that provides aid to community members in crisis.
Rhonda VanOrder, vice president, treasury management sales officer for Columbia Bank, is an expert at helping clients utilize the bank’s treasury management services to effectively and efficiently move their money in order to reach their financial goals. Rhonda works tirelessly to build a sound relationship with clients based on the art of listening and really hearing what they need from their financial partner.
A veteran banker of more than 26 years, Rhonda has vast experience in treasury management, commercial and consumer loans, as well as mortgage lending. She is also extremely active in her community and currently volunteers for Rotary Club, Relay for Life, Salvation Army, Future Farmers of America and the Cambridge First Baptist Church.
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