Vince Hughes Joins Columbia Bank as Vice President and Private Banking Manager For Cowlitz County

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Columbia Bank

    LONGVIEW, Wash., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Vince Hughes recently joined
 Columbia Bank, the principal affiliate of
 Columbia Banking System, Inc. (Nasdaq: COLB), as a Vice President in charge of
 Private Banking for the Southwest Washington area.  Hughes has over 14 years
 in the financial services industry with previous management positions at
 Nationsbank and First Interstate Bank and most recently as president and CEO
 of Lower Columbia Mortgage Center, Inc.
     (Photo:  NewsCom:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010403/SFTU097 )
     Hughes received his bachelor of science degree in business management with
 minors in economics and sociology at the University of South Florida in
 Tampa, Fla., and in addition, graduated from a 1-year banking management
 training program.  He has been married for 12 years to Prisila Hughes, a
 real estate agent with Windermere, Allen & Associates, Inc., and they have one
 child.  In 1992 he relocated to Longview, WA and since that time has been
 active in the community with involvement in the Kiwanis club,
 Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts and board positions with the American Heart
 Association, United Way of Cowlitz County and Longview Noon Rotary.  He is
 presently scheduled to serve as Rotary Club president effective 7/1/01.
 Hughes is an integral part of Columbia Bank's customer driven team in the
 Southwest Washington region.
     Columbia Bank is a full-service commercial bank providing products and
 services to individuals, businesses and the real estate community.  They
 currently operate 28 branches in Cowlitz, Pierce, King, Kitsap and Thurston
 counties.  Locally, their Private Banking office is located inside the
 Columbia Banking Center, 1338 Commerce Avenue in Longview, Washington.
 
 

SOURCE Columbia Bank
    LONGVIEW, Wash., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Vince Hughes recently joined
 Columbia Bank, the principal affiliate of
 Columbia Banking System, Inc. (Nasdaq: COLB), as a Vice President in charge of
 Private Banking for the Southwest Washington area.  Hughes has over 14 years
 in the financial services industry with previous management positions at
 Nationsbank and First Interstate Bank and most recently as president and CEO
 of Lower Columbia Mortgage Center, Inc.
     (Photo:  NewsCom:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010403/SFTU097 )
     Hughes received his bachelor of science degree in business management with
 minors in economics and sociology at the University of South Florida in
 Tampa, Fla., and in addition, graduated from a 1-year banking management
 training program.  He has been married for 12 years to Prisila Hughes, a
 real estate agent with Windermere, Allen & Associates, Inc., and they have one
 child.  In 1992 he relocated to Longview, WA and since that time has been
 active in the community with involvement in the Kiwanis club,
 Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts and board positions with the American Heart
 Association, United Way of Cowlitz County and Longview Noon Rotary.  He is
 presently scheduled to serve as Rotary Club president effective 7/1/01.
 Hughes is an integral part of Columbia Bank's customer driven team in the
 Southwest Washington region.
     Columbia Bank is a full-service commercial bank providing products and
 services to individuals, businesses and the real estate community.  They
 currently operate 28 branches in Cowlitz, Pierce, King, Kitsap and Thurston
 counties.  Locally, their Private Banking office is located inside the
 Columbia Banking Center, 1338 Commerce Avenue in Longview, Washington.
 
 SOURCE  Columbia Bank