Craig Wanichek named an Executive of the Year by Portland Business Journal

Portland, OR – Summit Bank is proud to announce that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Craig Wanichek, has been named an Executive of the Year by the Portland Business Journal.

The Executive of the Year award is given to top executives who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, innovation, and business acumen in the Portland area. Wanichek was selected as a winner based on his exceptional leadership of Summit Bank and his contributions to the local business community.

Under Craig’s leadership, Summit Bank has grown significantly, expanding its services to meet the needs of its clients and contributing to the economic growth in Oregon. Wanichek is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, promoting a culture of respect and inclusivity at Summit Bank.

“We are thrilled to see Craig recognized for his outstanding leadership,” said Paul Weinhold, Chairman of Summit Bank’s Board of Directors. “His vision, dedication, and hard work have been instrumental in Summit Bank’s success. We are proud to have him at the helm of our leadership.”

Wanichek continued to lead with humility. “I am honored to receive this award on behalf of Summit Bank. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team and their commitment to serving our clients and community.”

The Portland Business Journal will host an award ceremony on May 11th to honor Wanichek and the other Executive of the Year award recipients.

About Summit Bank:

Summit Bank Group Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Summit Bank, is a leading independent community bank providing outstanding service to professionals and businesses within various industries including manufacturing, healthcare, public entities, and nonprofits. With offices in Eugene, Central Oregon, and downtown Portland, Summit Bank specializes in high-touch personal banking and local decision making. Summit Bank Group Inc. is quoted on the NASDAQ Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board as SBKO. In 2021 & 2022, Summit Bank was named the Top Small Business Administration (SBA) Community Bank Lender in the State of Oregon and, for the past three years, has been named to Oregon Business Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Work.

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