About Us

Umpqua Bank

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Who we are

Together for better

 

Umpqua believes that we can build economic vitality together. We do that by putting our priority on people and the communities they live in. That’s true if Umpqua is your personal bank, business bank, or private bank.  

 

We are the largest bank headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, with nearly $30 billion in assets and more than 200 locations in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado. In addition to retail banking, Umpqua also offers comprehensive business banking and commercial finance services. 

 

We are a bank but think of us as your financial partner. Because Umpqua knows that the best way forward is together. Together for people. Together for business. Together for better.  

Umpqua Bank associate helps a customer

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We were born out of Canyonville, Oregon, a small timber town nestled along the South Umpqua River. The small and hardworking community came together to build what they needed: a school, a church, a grocery store, a diner, an auto shop. When they decided they needed a better place than the local watering hole to cash their checks, they came together and built a bank. And in 1953, South Umpqua State Bank opened its doors. 

 

We’ve grown a lot since then, but our values have stayed strong. We believe in the can-do spirit. We believe in the power of community. We believe in supporting local businesses. We believe in giving back. And we believe that when it comes to banking, people should always come first.

Milt Herbert, one of Umpqua's founding fathers (second from left), and his crew
Our Executive Team
Cort O'Haver
CEO
Tory Nixon
President
Joel Brandenburg
EVP, Chief Auditor
Sheri Burns
EVP, Chief People Officer
Eve Callahan
EVP, Chief Communications Officer
Ron Farnsworth
EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Ognall
EVP, General Counsel
Brian Read
EVP, Head of Retail Banking
David Shotwell
EVP, Chief Risk Officer
Lori Smith
EVP, Operations Executive
Kevin Skinner
EVP, Head of Home Lending
Frank Namdar
EVP, Chief Credit Officer
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