LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- West Coast Bancorp (WCBO) has named Cara L. Thompson Senior Vice President and Corporate Compliance Manager. She will oversee company-wide projects surrounding new regulatory initiatives and ensure company compliance with laws and regulations, including consumer protection laws, the Bank Secrecy Act and the Community Reinvestment Act.
Thompson has 22 years of experience in compliance and operations, as well as commercial and retail banking. She most recently served as vice president and manager of central compliance at Umpqua Bank. She also serves as director of the Historic Preservation League of Oregon.
General Counsel and Executive Vice President David C. Bouc said, "Cara's extensive experience in compliance and vast knowledge of the laws and regulations affecting community banks make her a welcome addition to the management team."
West Coast Bancorp (NASDAQ: WCBO) is a Northwest bank holding company with $2.5 billion in assets, operating 65 locations in Oregon and Washington. The Company combines the sophisticated products and expertise of larger banks with the local decision making, market knowledge and customer service of a community bank. For more information, visit the Company's web site at www.wcb.com.
SOURCE West Coast Bancorp