Columbia Bank Appoints Bruce Morehead As Senior Vice President, Banking Solutions Manager

Aug 03, 2015, 17:46 ET from Columbia Bank

TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Bank (NASDAQ: COLB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bruce Morehead as Senior Vice President, Banking Solutions Manager. In his new role, Mr. Morehead will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Hadley Robbins, and will lead the organization's new Banking Solutions division. The division is comprised of deposit, payments and digital solutions product management functions, the Treasury Management department and the Merchant and Card Services departments as well as the consumer and commercial Customer Care Centers. The division was created to help the bank maintain a relevant and contemporary product set that contributes to customer satisfaction and growth in non-interest income.

"We are very pleased to welcome Bruce to our senior leadership team," said Mr. Robbins. "He brings a wealth of expertise that will play a strategic role in our efforts to continue to improve the service and solutions we provide businesses and individuals throughout the Northwest."

Prior to joining Columbia Bank, Mr. Morehead held a variety of senior operations management positions inside and outside the financial services industry, including Washington Mutual and most recently as Director of Operations at Teletech. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles.

Columbia Bank has been serving the Northwest since 1993. For branch locations and more information, visit

About Columbia Bank

Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Columbia Banking System, Inc., is the holding company of Columbia Bank, a Pacific Northwest regional community bank, ranked as the best bank headquartered in Washington and 17th in the nation by Forbes Magazine. For the ninth consecutive year, the bank was named in 2015 as one of Puget Sound Business Journal's "Washington's Best Workplaces" and is the 2015 recipient of the Business Examiner's Top Places to Work as a large employer in the South Sound region.

Columbia Bank operates more than 150 banking offices and branches throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. More information about Columbia can be found on its website at

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