Portland, OR – Summit Bank is proud to announce that its Chief Operating Officer, Chris Hemmings, has been named an Executive of the Year by the Portland Business Journal.
The Executive of the Year award is a prestigious recognition of top executives in the Portland area who have shown outstanding leadership, innovation, and business acumen. Hemmings received this honor due to his exemplary leadership at Summit Bank and substantial contributions to Oregon’s business community.
Under Hemmings’ leadership, Summit Bank has achieved significant growth, expanded its services, and contributed to the economic development of Oregon. Hemmings strongly advocates diversity and inclusion, fostering a culture of respect and inclusivity within Summit Bank.
Craig Wanichek, President and CEO of Summit Bank, commented on the award: “We are incredibly proud of Chris for being recognized as an Executive of the Year. His strategic insight, dedication, and hard work have been crucial to the success and growth of Summit Bank. He is an inspiration to our team and a driving force behind our continued progress.”
According to Hemmings, “It is an honor to be recognized with this award, which I accept on behalf of the dedicated team at Summit Bank. Their hard work and commitment to our clients and community make our success possible. This award reflects our collective effort to excel in everything we do.” The Portland Business Journal will host an award ceremony on April 18th to honor Hemmings and the other Executive of the Year award recipients.
About the Company
Summit Bank Group Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Summit Bank, maintains offices in Eugene, Bend, and Portland and specializes in providing high-level service to professionals and medium-sized businesses and their owners. The Bank was voted for the third year in a row as one of Oregon’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For,” according to Oregon Business Magazine. The Bank was voted in 2023 as “Favorite Bank” in the Eugene Register-Guard’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards and “Best Bank” by Central Oregon’s Bend Bulletin. Summit Bank Group Inc. is quoted on the OTCPK as SBKO.