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Summit Bank Promotes Hemmings to COO

October 12, 2021, 07:00 AM
Related: Banking News

Craig Wanichek, President and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Bank, announced the promotion of Chris Hemmings to Chief Operating Officer of the Bank.

Hemmings has been with Summit Bank since 2008 and has served in various capacities, most recently as Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer and before that Controller.

“With over 13 years of experience with Summit, Chris is the ideal choice for this position,” said Wanichek. “His knowledge of company culture, banking, risk management, finance, compliance, and operations is exceptional. He has strong leadership abilities both in the office and in our community. Promoting Chris means we are positioning Summit Bank for continued growth and long-term success.”

A native of the United Kingdom, Hemmings moved to Oregon to attend the University of Oregon, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree and Honors in both Economics and Political Science. At Summit, he serves as Chair of the Bank’s Operations Committee, which evaluates and guides efforts that support Summit Bank’s strategic operational initiatives, and as Chair of the Bank’s Compliance Committee. In this new role, Hemmings will oversee Operations, Compliance, Human Resources, Loan Servicing and Documentation, and I.T. Services.

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