People: Columbia Banking System Inc (COLB.O)

COLB.O on Nasdaq

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Weyerhaeuser

70 2003 Independent Chairman of the Board

Melanie Dressel

61 2003 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Clint Stein

41 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Hadley Robbins

57 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Andrew McDonald

53 2004 Chief Credit Officer, Executive Vice President

Kumi Baruffi

2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Craig Eerkes

61 2014 Director

Mark Finkelstein

2014 Director

Betsy Seaton

2014 Director

David Dietzler

70 2013 Independent Director

John Folsom

69 1997 Independent Director

Frederick Goldberg

73 2003 Independent Director

Thomas Hulbert

66 1999 Independent Director

Michelle Lantow

51 2012 Independent Director

S. Mae Numata

56 2012 Independent Director

Daniel Regis

74 2003 Independent Director

James Will

66 1993 Independent Director

JoAnne Coy

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

William Weyerhaeuser

Dr. William T. Weyerhaeuser, Ph.D., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Columbia Banking System, Inc. He is a clinical psychologist who retired from his private practice in Tacoma, Washington in 1998. Mr. Weyerhaeuser has served on several public company boards and has been a director of Clearwater Paper Corporation since 2008. Mr. Weyerhaeuser was a director of Potlach Corporation from 1990 – 2008, held the position of Vice Chairman of the Board during his tenure as director from 2004 – 2008 and was the former Chairman of the Board of EDEN Bioscience Corporation from 2001 – 2009. During 2002 – 2003, Mr. Weyerhaeuser served as the Interim CEO of the Company until the appointment of Ms. Dressel. He was the owner and Chairman of Comerco, Inc., the parent company of Yelm Telephone Company from 1984 – 2000. Mr. Weyerhaeuser earned his PH.D in Clinical Psychology and M.A. in Theology from the Fuller Theological Seminary, and his B.A. in Economics from Stanford University. As a long-time local resident, Mr. Weyerhaeuser has served on several civic boards and committees and currently serves as a trustee of the Seattle Opera, The Harold E. LeMay Museum and University of Puget Sound; was the former Chairman and Vice Chairman of University of Puget Sound, President of the Board of the Tacoma Art Museum and director and council President of the Boys Scouts of America.

Melanie Dressel

Ms. Melanie J. Dressel is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Columbia Banking System, Inc. From January 2000 prior to her appointment, Ms. Dressel was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Columbia, having served prior to that time and since May 1997 as Executive Vice President. She has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Bank since January 2000, having served prior to that time and since July 1998 as President and Chief Operating Officer, and from May 1997 to July 1998, as Executive Vice President. Ms. Dressel, who has over 30 years of banking experience, joined Columbia Bank in 1993, serving as Senior Vice President and Private Banking Manager until May 1997. Ms. Dressel graduated from the University of Washington with a political science degree. She remains active in the community and served as chair of several community organizations including Executive Council for Greater Tacoma (of which she is a member), Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation, Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, and was the 2003 Campaign Chair for United Way of Pierce County. Ms. Dressel serves on the board of directors for the American Bankers Association, Washington Roundtable, Washington Bankers Association, and the Washington State Historical Society, and serves on various non-profit committees. In 2011, Ms. Dressel was appointed to the Board of Directors of Puget Sound Energy. She was honored as a 2011 Community Banker of the Year by American Banker Magazine and was named for the fourth time by the magazine as one of 2011’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking. Most recently, Ms. Dressel was awarded a 2013 Executive Excellence Award by the Seattle Business magazine in the CEO of the Year category. As Chief Executive Officer and a director, Ms. Dressel serves as the primary liaison between the Board and management and as the executive with overall responsibility for executing the Company’s strategic plan.

Clint Stein

Mr. Clint E. Stein is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Columbia Banking System Inc., since August 28, 2012. In May 2012, he was appointed as the acting Chief Financial Officer following the retirement of the former Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Stein joined Columbia in December 2005, when he assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. He has over 18 years of experience in finance and accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Hadley Robbins

Mr. Hadley Robbins has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company effective March 1, 2014. He joined Columbia on April 1, 2013, with the merger of West Coast Bancorp, where he had served as Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer since 2007. His experience spans over 25 years and includes a variety of executive positions with Wells Fargo Bank, Pacific Northwest Bank, Bank of the Northwest and First Interstate Bank. He holds an MBA from the University of Oregon and a BS in Business Administration from Lewis and Clark College. Mr. Robbins has been very active in the Portland, Oregon community. He is currently serving on the board and executive committee for the Freshwater Trust and on the Oregon Bankers Association board of directors. His past activities have included the Downtown Portland Rotary Club and the Portland Crime Commission.

Andrew McDonald

Mr. Andrew L. McDonald is Chief Credit Officer, Executive Vice President of Columbia Banking System, Inc. Mr. McDonald joined Columbia Bank as an Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer in June 2004. Prior to joining Columbia Bank, Mr. McDonald was a Senior Vice President and Team Leader at U S Bank. Mr. McDonald’s experience in banking spans 20 years and includes senior credit officer positions with US Bank and West One Bank, as well as managing US Bank’s Media & Telecommunications group and South Puget Sound Commercial Banking group. Mr. McDonald previously held lending positions with Mellon Bank and Security Pacific.

Kumi Baruffi

Ms. Kumi Yamamoto Baruffi has been appointed as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Company. Prior to joining Columbia, Ms. Baruffi was a shareholder and member of Graham & Dunn, PC's board of directors and financial services team, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance. She holds a law degree from Boston University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Ms. Baruffi speaks English, Japanese and French. She has served on the board of directors for the Japanese American Chamber of Commerce and in 2014 was named one of "Washington's Super Lawyers" in Banking.

Craig Eerkes

Mr. Craig D. Eerkes is Director of COLUMBIA BANKING SYSTEM, INC., effective September 2, 2014. Mr. Eerkes is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Pacific Energy, Inc. He has also served for fifteen years on the board of directors for WMI Insurance Company, a multi-state health and life insurance company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the chairman and a director of AmericanWest Bancorp from 2004-2012, as well as a director of First Hawaiian Bank from 1996-1999. He was founder, director and chairman of American National Bank, N.A. of Kennewick, Washington from 1981-1996.

Mark Finkelstein

Mr. Mark A. Finkelstein is Director of COLUMBIA BANKING SYSTEM, INC., effective September 2, 2014. Mr. Finkelstein served as Executive Vice President - Corporate Development and General Counsel of Emeritus Corporation from December 2011 through July 2014. Prior to joining Emeritus, he served as a strategy advisor for private investment management firms in the United States and Europe and as the chief executive officer and a board member of Novellus Capital Management, a specialized asset management firm. From 1986 to 2006, he practiced law with the Seattle law firm of Graham & Dunn, P.C., where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, complex financing strategies and other corporate transactions involving financial institutions and other companies.

Betsy Seaton

Ms. Betsy Seaton is Director of the Company. Ms. Seaton served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development for Weyerhaeuser Company, based in Federal Way, Washington, from 2008 to 2014. Her career at Weyerhaeuser spanned over twenty years and included leadership positions in strategic planning and project management. She has also served as Principal and Consultant for Boston Consulting Group based in Chicago and Los Angeles, a global management consulting firm. Ms. Seaton contributes to her community through a variety of not-for-profit organizations focused on homelessness and healthcare.

David Dietzler

Mr. David A. Dietzler is Independent Director of Columbia Banking System Inc., since April 1, 2013. Mr. Dietzler, served as a director on West Coast’s board of directors prior to the closing of the merger between Columbia and West Coast. Mr. Dietzler was managing partner of KPMG LLP’s office in Portland, Oregon before retiring in 2005 after 37 years of service. Mr. Dietzler has experience auditing public companies, and working with audit committees, and gained experience in SEC reporting, financial statement preparation, internal control and compliance requirements. Mr. Dietzler has been a director of Portland General Electric Company since 2006 where he chairs the audit committee.

John Folsom

Mr. John P. Folsom is an Independent Director of Columbia Banking System, Inc. He served as President of Brown & Brown, Inc. of Washington, formerly Raleigh, Schwarz & Powell (insurance brokers and consulting), Tacoma, Washington, from 1990 through December 31, 2006 and served on the board of Precision Machine Works of Tacoma. Mr. Folsom received his professional designation in underwriting and risk management and currently serves as an independent consultant on insurance and risk management matters. Mr. Folsom earned his B.S. degree from the University of Washington and his J.D. from the University of California, where he was also a past member of the California and American Bar Association. Mr. Folsom is a resident of Pierce County, and has served as Chair of many community organizations, including the Executive Council for a Greater Tacoma and Multi Care Health System. His current services as a director include the Tacoma Pierce County Sports Commission, University of Washington – Tacoma Urban Studies Advisory Board and the Foss Waterway PDA.

Frederick Goldberg

Mr. Frederick M. Goldberg is an Independent Director of Columbia Banking System, Inc., since 2003. He is the co-founder, principal, and director of SaltChuk Resources, Inc. He is currently a member of the Audit Committee of that company. Mr. Goldberg has been a managing partner of Goldberg Investments since 1986. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Panorama City, a continuing care retirement community in Lacey, Washington, since 1990 and Gibbons Lane Vineyard, Tenino, Washington, since 1997. Mr. Goldberg has worked in a leadership capacity for over 40 years as owner of several businesses throughout the United States and South America.

Thomas Hulbert

Mr. Thomas M. Hulbert is an Independent Director of Columbia Banking System, Inc. since 1999. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Winsor Corporation (lighting technologies), Olympia, Washington, since 1996 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Hulco, Inc. (real estate investments), Olympia, Washington, since 1979 and has served on numerous boards of local private companies.

Michelle Lantow

Ms. Michelle M. Lantow serves as Independent Director of Columbia Banking System, Inc., since February 1, 2012. She was appointed the Chief Administrative Officer at New Season’s Market, LLC in July 2012; prior to that time, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of McCormick & Schmick’s, a locally owned restaurant company established in 1970 and owning over 80 restaurants, from 2010 until the company was sold in 2012. As the Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Lantow was responsible for all financial reporting associated with a public company, in addition to human resources and information technology functions. Prior to that time, Ms. Lantow worked at lucy activewear, Inc., an apparel company that designs and sells fashion-forward performance apparel for athletic women, serving as the President from 2007 to 2009 and the Chief Financial Officer from 2000 – 2007. During the period 1995 – 2000, Ms. Lantow served as the Corporate Controller and Vice President of Investor Relations with The Gap, Inc., a diversified international specialty retailer. Ms. Lantow holds a BA in Business Economics from the University of California. She is an advisory board member of Portland State University’s MBA program and serves on the board of Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapters of the American Heart Association.

S. Mae Numata

Ms. S. Mae Fujita Numata serves as Independent Director of Columbia Banking System, Inc., since February 1, 2012. She has served since 2010 as the Chief Operating Officer for MMGL Corp., (f/k/a Schnitzer Investment Corp.) a privately held investment firm. She is also the founder of Numata Consulting PLLC, a three year old company that provides strategic and operating leadership on a local scale that meets all of the requirements of the office of COO and CFO. Between 2008 and 2010, Ms. Numata served as the interim President and Chief Financial Officer of Schnitzer Investment Corp., was the interim Chief Financial Officer for Pacific Science Center, and a consultant for various projects for Verathon, Inc. From 2006 – 2008, Ms. Numata served as the Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Fisher Communications, Inc., a broadcasting company. From 1997 – 2006, Ms. Numata served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Seattle Times Company, and between 1993 – 1997 was a Senior Vice President of Corporate Development of KeyBank of Washington. Ms. Numata is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is one of the Board’s designated audit committee financial experts. Among other activities, she is the co-president of the board for the Executive Development Institute and a board member, 2nd vice president and investment committee chair for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington.

Daniel Regis

Mr. Daniel C. Regis is an Independent Director of Columbia Banking System, Inc., since 2003. He has been part owner and managing director of several Northwest technology-focused venture partnerships during the period 1998 – 2009. Mr. Regis has over 20 years’ cumulative experience as a public company director; including currently serving as a director of Cray, Inc. and previously serving as a director of Art Technology Group, until it was acquired in January 2011. From 2000 to 2009, he was a managing director of Digital Partners, a venture capital firm specializing in Northwest emerging technology companies. Mr. Regis was President and managing partner of Kirlan Venture Capital, a Seattle-based company from 1996 – 1999. Mr. Regis was a certified public accountant and a Managing Partner at Price Waterhouse from 1964 until 1996.

James Will

Mr. James M. Will is an Independent Director of Columbia Banking System, Inc., since 1993. He serves as the President of Titus-Will Enterprises (automobile dealerships and property management), Tacoma, Washington and also as President of that company’s subsidiary, Titus-Will Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Cadillac, Titus-Will Hyundai, Olympia, Washington and Titus-Will Chevrolet of Parkland, Tacoma, Washington. Mr. Will also serves as Vice-President of Titus Will Ford, Titus-Will Toyota and Lakewood Ford of Tacoma, Washington. Prior to that time and since 1969, Mr. Will was the President of Tam Engineering Corp. (automotive engine re-manufacturing), Tacoma, Washington. Mr. Will is a long time local resident and served as past Chairman of Boys and Girls Club of Pierce County and the United Way Pierce County.

JoAnne Coy

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