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June 4, 2024:  Eugene, OR – Craig Wanichek, President & CEO of Summit Bank and Paul Weinhold, Summit Bank Board of Directors Chair, announced today the appointment of Ann Marie Mehlum, Alan Evans and John York as Director Emeritus in recognition of their exceptional service and commitment to Summit Bank.  In addition, we honor the legacies of two esteemed founding directors posthumously, Gretchen Pierce and Pete Moore, by appointing them as Directors Emeritus.  

The Director Emeritus title is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a retiring Director and is reserved for individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding record of service to the Bank. Mehlum, Evans and York with their minimum 15 years of dedicated service on the Board, epitomize the qualities of leadership, integrity, and dedication that this prestigious title represents.

According to Weinhold, “The title of Director Emeritus is the foremost recognition that can be conferred on a retiring Director. These former board members have demonstrated a distinguished record of service to the Bank.” 

In their role as Director Emeritus, Mehlum, Evans and York will continue to serve as an ambassador for Summit Bank, representing Oregon’s business bank within the community and providing invaluable insights and guidance to the leadership team.  

“We are honored to appoint Ann Marie, Alan and John as Director Emeritus and look forward to their continued contributions to the bank’s success,” said Wanichek. “Their wealth of experience and dedication to our mission will be invaluable as we continue to serve our clients and communities.” 

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. SBKO. In 2023, Summit Bank was named the Top Small Business Administration (SBA) Community Bank Lender in the State of Oregon and, for the past four years, has been named to Oregon Business Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. 

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