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Columbia Banking System Inc (COLB.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Weyerhaeuser

72 2003 Independent Chairman of the Board

Hadley Robbins

60 2017 Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Clint Stein

44 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

David Lawson

57 2013 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Andrew McDonald

57 2004 Chief Credit Officer, Executive Vice President

Kumi Baruffi

45 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

David Dietzler

72 2013 Independent Director

Craig Eerkes

63 2014 Independent Director

Ford Elsaesser

64 2015 Independent Director

Mark Finkelstein

57 2015 Independent Director

John Folsom

72 1997 Independent Director

Thomas Hulbert

69 1999 Independent Director

Michelle Lantow

54 2012 Independent Director

S. Mae Numata

59 2012 Independent Director

Elizabeth Seaton

55 2015 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 also a Director of eHarmony, an online dating website for singles. He is the former Chairman of Comerco, Inc., a holding company for Yelm Telephone Company, and Rock Island Company, a private investment company. He is also a former Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Potlatch Corporation, a forest products company, and a former Director of Clearwater Paper Corporation, a forest products company. Mr. Weyerhaeuser received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary. He had a private practice in Tacoma from 1975-1998. He is a Trustee and past Chairman of the Board of the University of Puget Sound, a Director of LeMay-America’s Car Museum, Trustee and former President of the Seattle Opera Board of Trustees and past President of the Pacific Harbors Council, Boy Scouts of America. Among other past volunteer activities, Mr. Weyerhaeuser has served as President of the Board of the Tacoma Art Museum and as a Director of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.

Hadley Robbins

Mr. Hadley S. Robbins is Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Robbins also serves as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Columbia State Bank. He was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company in March 2014. He joined the Company as Senior Vice President and Oregon Group Manager in April 2013, when the Company acquired West Coast Bancorp, where Mr. Robbins had served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer since 2007. Mr. Robbins has over 35 years of industry experience and has held executive or senior management positions with Wells Fargo Bank and community banks in the Pacific Northwest.

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.

David Lawson

Mr. David C. Lawson is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He became the Chief Human Resources Officer in October 2014. Mr. Lawson has over 30 years of human resources experience, and prior to joining Columbia Bank, he spent 11 years with Franciscan Health System. As the human resources department’s senior vice president at Franciscan Health Systems, Mr. Lawson oversaw more than six hospitals and a network of clinics and physicians in Pierce, King and Kitsap Counties with over 11,000 employees.

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 over 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.

David Dietzler

Mr. David A. Dietzler is Independent Director of Columbia Banking System, Inc. since April 1, 2013. Mr. Dietzler, served as a director of West Coast Bancorp prior to the acquisition of West Coast Bancorp by Columbia. Mr. Dietzler was managing partner of KPMG LLP’s office in Portland, Oregon before retiring in 2005 after 37 years of service. He earned his MSBA from the University of North Dakota. Mr. Dietzler has extensive experience auditing public companies and working with audit committees, and gained significant expertise in SEC reporting, financial statement preparation, internal control and compliance requirements. Mr. Dietzler has been a director of Portland General Electric Company since 2006 serving as Chair of the Audit Committee until May 2015 and remains a member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Dietzler’s expertise in compliance matters as well his experience serving on multiple audit committees make him a valuable resource to the Board. Mr. Dietzler is considered one of the Board’s designated audit committee financial experts.

Craig Eerkes

Mr. Craig D. Eerkes is Independent Director of the Company, effective September 2, 2014. Mr. Eerkes has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Pacific Energy, Inc., a Tri-Cities based retail and wholesale petroleum company with locations throughout Washington since 1981. He has an extensive background with financial institutions and broad experience in highly regulated industries, including fifteen years as a director of WMI Insurance Company, a health and life insurance company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the chairman and a director of AmericanWest Bancorp from 2004 to 2012, as well as a director or First Hawaiian Bank from 1996 to 1999. He was founder, director and chairman of American National Bank, N.A., Kennewick, Washington, from 1981 to 1996. Mr. Eerkes is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound. He was named “Tri-Citian of the Year” for 2014 and is actively involved in the Boy Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, United Way and several other community organizations. His expertise in community banking and risk management brings strong operational depth to the Board.

Ford Elsaesser

Mr. Ford Elsaesser is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Elsaesser was a member of the Intermountain board of directors from 1997 until its acquisition by Columbia, serving as its Chairman from May 2013. An attorney with extensive experience with financial service companies, Mr. Elsaesser is a senior partner at Elsaesser Jarzabek Anderson Elliott & Macdonald, a Sandpoint, Idaho-based law firm founded in 1979. His practice focuses on commercial law and banking, civil litigation, bankruptcy and trusteeships and receiverships. He has served as Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of Law since 2003, and on the Advisory Board of the University’s Bankruptcy Program since 1999. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Idaho Law School since 2005. A graduate of Goddard College and the University of Idaho Law School, Mr. Elsaesser is active in his community and has served as Chairman of the Lake Pend Oreille Commission since 2003. His knowledge of and contacts within the local Idaho market, as well as his legal experience, make him a valuable resource to the Board.

Mark Finkelstein

Mr. Mark A. Finkelstein is Independent Director of Columbia Banking System, Inc. He has served since September 2014 as the Chief Legal and Administrative Officer at Blucora, Inc., where he oversees the company’s legal, compliance and human resources departments and advises on legal and corporate strategy matters. From December 2011 through July 2014, he served as Executive Vice President – Corporate Development and General Counsel of Emeritus Corporation, an NYSE-listed healthcare company with over 30,000 employees, and as the Corporate Secretary of Emeritus from May 2012 through July 2014. Prior to joining Emeritus, Mr. Finkelstein served as a strategy advisor for private investment management firms in the United States and Europe and as the chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors 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 service companies. Mr. Finkelstein received his B.A. with High Honors in Economics from The University of Michigan and his J.D. from The University of Michigan Law School. He is a member of the Audit and Corporate Responsibility Committee of the Board of Trustees for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Mr. Finkelstein’s legal, strategic management and financial expertise make him a valuable resource to the Board.

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. 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. 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 MultiCare Health System. He also currently serves as a director of the Tacoma Pierce County Sports Commission and University of Washington—Tacoma Urban Studies Advisory Board and The Children’s Museum. Mr. Folsom’s knowledge of, and business and personal contacts in the local market, together with his expertise in risk management matters and legal background, make him a valuable resource to the Board.

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 Hulco, Inc., Olympia, Washington, a family-held real estate holding and investment company focusing on the acquisition, management and sale of properties within Washington state since 1979. He was also President and Chief Executive Officer of Winsor Corporation, a Seattle-based research and development company specializing in lighting technologies from 1996 to 2013. Mr. Hulbert’s business experience also includes serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of a manufacturing company and supervising the operations of a timber contracting and logging company in Montana and Washington. He has served on numerous boards of local private companies, and his leadership experience and knowledge of real estate investment provides a valuable resource to the Board.

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 where she is responsible for all financial reporting, accounting, cash management, information technology and strategic planning. From 2010, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of McCormick & Schmick’s, a locally owned restaurant company established in 1970 and owning over 80 restaurants 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 to 2007. During the period 1995 to 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 the chairperson of Portland State University’s MBA program. Ms. Lantow’s depth of public company, strategic management and leadership experience make her a valuable resource for the Board. .

S. Mae Numata

Ms. S. Mae Fujita Numata serves as Independent Director of Columbia Banking System, Inc., since February 1, 2012. has been an Engagement Partner with Tatum, a national CFO consulting firm and a division of Randstad Company, since late 2013. She was formerly with Tatum from 2008 to 2010. She is also the founder of Numata Consulting PLLC from which she has served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for MMGL Corp. (f/k/a Schnitzer Investment Corp.), a privately held investment firm since 2010. From 2006 to 2008, Ms. Numata served as the Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Fisher Communications, Inc., a broadcasting company. From 1997 to 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, Women Corporate Directors and National Association of Corporate Directors. 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. Ms. Numata’s extensive accounting and banking background provide the Board and Audit Committee with valuable expertise and she is one of the Board’s designated audit committee financial experts.

Elizabeth Seaton

Ms. Elizabeth W. Seaton is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Seaton is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Saltchuk Resources Inc., a family of diversified transportation and fuel distribution companies, headquartered in Seattle. Ms. Seaton served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development for Weyerhaeuser Company from 2008 to 2014. Her career with Weyerhaeuser spanned over twenty years, and included positions in strategic planning, capital investments and business leadership. Prior to Weyerhaeuser, she was Principal for Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm. Ms. Seaton is a graduate of Princeton University, holds a J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and is a member of the California Bar. She has more than ten years of experience as a board member and advisor to a wide range of organizations, including Liaison Technologies, and she contributes to her community as the Finance Committee Chair and Vice Chair of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaii. Her broad experience in business leadership, change management, strategic development, mergers and acquisitions and enterprise risk management provides a valuable resource to the Board.

JoAnne Coy