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.
As Residential Loan Officer, Mellisa is responsible for the growth and development of new and existing relationships in the Central Oregon region. With a focus of building strong customer and community relationships, she strives to provide a positive experience with each customer interaction and dedicates her time to various community organizations.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Portland State University with a specialization in marketing and accounting. She has held various positions in the financial services industry, bringing nearly 16 years of expertise to her position at Columbia.
As a supporter of the Redmond community, Mellisa volunteers her time with various 4-H and FFA activities, is a volunteer coordinator for the Crook County Fair, and is involved with the Oregon High School Equestrian Team. She also currently serves as an ambassador for the Redmond Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Redmond Kiwanis. Her past involvement includes serving as an ambassador for the Crook County Chamber of Commerce and an ambassador for the Bend Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Taylor Thompson currently serves as Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer in Bend, Oregon. Taylor brings over 12 years of banking experience with a focus on commercial building purchases, business expansion and identifying lending solutions to help businesses grow efficiently. He is known as the local authority in SBA lending and Business Oregon programs.
Taylor is actively involved in the community, currently serving as President of the East Cascades Risk Management Association and the City Club of Bend membership committee. He has previously served as the Treasurer of LIONS in Sunnyside, Washington, Rotary in Redmond, Oregon and the SMART Leadership Council in Bend, Oregon.
Taylor graduated with a degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from Eastern Oregon University and is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Redmond.
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