Summit Bank Hires Aaron Walker as Chief Credit Officer | News

EUGENE, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 5, 2022–

Summit Bank (OTC Pink: SBKO):

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Craig Wanichek, President and CEO of Summit Bank, today announced the hiring of Aaron Walker as Chief Credit Officer. Walker has nearly 30 years of banking industry experience with a balanced mix of senior management positions in commercial real estate and commercial and industrial lending. Most recently, Walker was the Director of Commercial Real Estate Loans for Columbia Bank, responsible for growing and managing a $1.2 billion portfolio of income real estate loans. Prior to that, Walker led C&I teams throughout Oregon for Umpqua Bank with total assets of approximately $1.5 billion. He has also held credit management positions involving loan approval, problem loan management and overall portfolio monitoring, including stress testing.

“Aaron’s wealth of knowledge regarding the markets in which we operate and the types of loans and structures with which he is familiar will be extremely beneficial to Summit. with customers, which is also important for our culture,” said Wanichek.

Walker graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Oregon in 1991 with a BS in finance. He then earned his MBA from Colorado State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2003. In 2006, Walker graduated with honors from Pacific Coast Banking School.

Currently, Walker is President of Cascade Capital Funding, a certified development company licensed by the Small Business Administration to serve Oregon’s small business community.

Summit Bank Group Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Summit Bank, has offices in Eugene, central Oregon and downtown Portland, and specializes in providing high level to professionals and medium-sized enterprises and their owners. Summit Bank Group Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board as an SBKO. Summit was recognized in 2021 as the Small Business Administration (SBA) Top Community Banking Lender in the State of Oregon and also one of the 100 Best Places to Work in 2022, according to Oregon Business Magazine.

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Craig Wanichek, President and CEO, 541-684-7500

KEYWORD: OREGON UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

SECTOR KEYWORD: BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE

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