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.
Cory Allen, senior vice president and commercial banking team lead for Columbia Bank, manages the bank’s Central Oregon team and instills diligent focus on honesty, integrity and two-way communication. Cory believes that a team is at its best when they not only serve clients, but truly advocate on their behalf. He demonstrates this focus with clients in the key industries of commercial and industrial business, real estate financing, nonprofit lending and agriculture.
A 16-year banking veteran, Cory is a graduate of both Oregon State University and the Pacific Coast Banking School. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Bend, a board member of the Central Oregon Humane Society, and current volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. He also previously served on the board of the Risk Management Association and as a volunteer for Junior Achievement.
Wendy Anderson, senior vice president and commercial banking officer for Columbia Bank, believes in applying her depth of knowledge and listening skills to garner the trust and loyalty of her clients throughout the Portland market. She is an expert at managing large and diverse commercial loan and deposit portfolios including manufacturing clients, contractors, lumber companies, medical operations, commercial printers and nonprofits.
A banking veteran with more than 30 years’ experience, Wendy is a graduate of Portland State University. She is very active in her community including as a leader and volunteer with the Tualatin Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce, the Oregon Humane Society and the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp.
Jeff Bertalotto, senior vice president and commercial banking market manager for Columbia Bank, leads the Oregon and Southwest Washington team in strategic direction and business growth. Jeff believes that effective leadership begins with being a strong listener and problem solver. He is a highly effective manager and continuously teaches the core principles of how to become a trusted advisor for clients.
An accomplished banking veteran of more than 40 years, Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University, a master’s degree from the University of Oregon and graduated from the prestigious Pacific Coast Banking School. Jeff has also been very active in the community and with industry associations, including leadership positions with the American Lung Association and the Oregon Bankers Association.
In her role as senior vice president, commercial banking officer, Elise Bouneff is responsible for business development and client relationship management, specifically focusing on core deposit growth and retention. Elise always takes the time to get to know her clients and understand their unique circumstances. By learning all she can about each of them and their visions for their businesses, she is able to pull together a relationship team offering the best financial solutions for their goals.
Elise has over 28 years of banking experience, including 15 years as the senior vice president and treasury solutions manager at Bank of the Cascades. She has developed financial strategies for several industries including nonprofit, legal, government and public entities as well as healthcare, food and beverage within the commercial and industrial space. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon and Pacific Coast Banking School. As an active member of her community, Elise currently serves with the Oregon Law Foundation, Revenue Enhancement Committee Chair, Raphael House, Portland Business Alliance, Central Eastside Industrial Council and the Portland Children’s Museum.
Nick Wymore, agricultural lender for Columbia Bank, builds quality relationships with his clients and goes the extra mile to deliver superior service. He provides financial counsel to a wide variety of agricultural operations including processors, farms, nurseries, seed companies and more.
A banking veteran of more than 12 years, Nick is a graduate of George Fox University and resides in Newberg. He is active with many agricultural trade and commodity organizations and events and is also on the board of directors for the St. Paul Youth Sports Organization.
Justin Gutierrez, Vice President and Commercial Banking Officer for Columbia Bank, works primarily with companies in the agriculture, food and alcoholic beverage industries. Since joining Columbia Bank, Justin has arranged financing for working capital, asset purchases, acquisitions, expansions and stock buyouts. Justin delivers value well beyond the typical banking transaction. He is committed to helping business clients make connections, solve complex problems and generate maximum returns.
Justin began his banking career after graduating from Oregon State University in 2015. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Oregon Aglink and participates in many trade organizations within the industries he serves.
Damon Hulit, vice president and commercial banking officer for Columbia Bank, brings an easy-to-approach personality with vast experience to finance in order to nurture confidence and respect from clients. Providing expert counsel and strategic advice in the commercial and agriculture loan space, Damon serves clients throughout the Columbia Gorge region including Hood River, The Dalles and Goldendale.
A banking veteran of more than 20 years, Damon is a graduate of Oregon State University. He is active in community including leadership and volunteer positions with the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Home Repair Committee, as well as the Fort Dalles Rodeo Association and the Wasco County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse.
Trevor Lamoureux, vice president and commercial banking officer for Columbia Bank, takes a very hands-on approach in providing financial counsel and treats each client as if they were his own business. His philosophy is to learn as much as possible about his clients so that he can continuously build a relationship of trust. Trevor serves clients throughout the Central Oregon community.
Trevor has been in banking for the past five years and is a proud graduate of the University of Oregon. Residing in Bend, Oregon, Trevor has recently been selected to the Leadership Bend class of 2020.
Ryan Levy, vice president and commercial banking officer for Columbia Bank, works hard to find banking solutions and to establish trusting relationship with his clients. He provides the knowledge and experience to help his clients meet their financial goals. Ryan focuses on commercial and agriculture banking for clients throughout the Pendleton, Oregon region.
A veteran banker of more than 15 years, he is a proud graduate of Oregon State University as well as the Pendleton Leadership Class of 2012. Active in his community, Ryan has volunteered his time and served on several boards throughout his career for numerous local organizations including, Kiwanis, Umatilla County Historical Society, Northwest Intercollegiate Rodeo Finals Association, Pendleton Round-Up and St. Anthony Hospital Foundation Festival of Trees Winter Gala.
Craig McKinley, vice president and commercial banking officer for Columbia Bank, uses his decades of experience to not only meet his clients financial needs, but to anticipate those needs and develop solutions at the very beginning of the relationship. In this way, Craig is able to swiftly navigate his clients through a strategy toward financial success. Craig brings his experience to bear throughout the Portland market and for clients in the commercial real estate, manufacturing, wholesale and other industries.
A 30-year banking veteran, Craig is also a proud graduate of Oregon State University. Active in his community, Craig volunteers for the Oregon Food Bank and has also served organizations such as Junior Achievement and the American Red Cross.
Rita Rosenberg, vice president and commercial banking officer for Columbia Bank, builds strong relationships with her agriculture clients and establishes trust by going out into their fields to provide strategic counsel on their operations. She serves clients throughout the Pendleton, Oregon and Walla Walla, Washington communities and takes pride in her hands-on approach to customize solutions for each client’s needs.
A veteran banker who joined Columbia in 2000, Rita grew up in Pilot Rock, Oregon and attended Blue Mountain Community College to study business administration. Active in her community, Rita serves as foundation treasurer for Altrusa International of Pendleton, the Pendleton Progress Board, the City of Pendleton Budget Committee, and the Rotary Club of Pendleton.
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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