Columbia State Bank Announces New Banking Team in Salem, Oregon

Aug 12, 2010, 19:31 ET from Columbia State Bank

SALEM, Ore., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia State Bank announces a new banking team in Salem, Oregon with plans to establish a branch.

The new Salem team members include:

  • Dan McDowell, SVP, Commercial Banking Team Leader, brings 22 years of industry experience to his new position.
  • Larry Goodreau, SVP and Branch Manager, provides over 26 years of banking experience in the Salem market.
  • Christy Peck, Personal Banker, will leverage her five years of banking in the region to support the efforts of the team.

Spearheaded by Senior Vice President and Southwest Washington and Oregon Regional Manager, Mark Brandon, the team was recruited to further expand Columbia State Bank's footprint in Oregon and the Willamette River Valley region.

"We are very pleased to have Dan, Larry and Christy.  They come to us with a great deal of skill from prior banking positions, coupled with enthusiasm and knowledge of the local market.  This team will be a tremendous asset for us as we introduce Columbia State Bank to the Salem and Keizer areas," said Mr. Brandon.

The team is currently accepting new clients and can be reached directly to discuss banking needs. Interested parties can reach Mr. McDowell at (503) 476-4843 and Mr. Goodreau at (503) 476-4636.

About Columbia

Columbia State Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Banking System, Inc., is a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank headquartered in Tacoma, Washington. Columbia Bank was awarded third place in the large employer category by Seattle Business Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For 2010 and was designated one of Puget Sound Business Journal's "Washington's Best Workplaces 2010".

With the January 2010 FDIC-assisted acquisitions of Columbia River Bank and American Marine Bank, Columbia State Bank has 83 banking offices, including 59 branches in Washington State and 24 branches in Oregon. Columbia State Bank does business under the Bank of Astoria name at the Bank of Astoria's former branches located in Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita and Tillamook. More information about Columbia can be found on its website at

Contact: JoAnne Coy

Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

(253) 305-1965

SOURCE Columbia State Bank