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Banner Corp (BANR.OQ)

BANR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Grescovich

54 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Peter Conner

53 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company

Judith Steiner

56 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of the Banner Bank

Craig Miller

67 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Kayleen Kohler

46 2016 Executive Vice President of Human Resources of the Banner Bank

Richard Barton

75 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

James Garcia

59 Executive Vice President, Chief Audit Executive

Kenneth Johnson

56 2018 Executive Vice President - Operations

Kenneth Larsen

49 Executive Vice President - Mortgage Banking of the Branner Bank

James McLean

54 2010 Executive Vice President - Commercial Real Estate Lending Division of the Banner Bank

Cynthia Purcell

61 2010 Executive Vice President - Retail Banking and Administration of the Bank

M. Kirk Quillin

56 2018 Executive Vice President - Commercial Executive of the Banner Bank

James Reed

56 2012 Executive Vice President - Commercial Banking West of the Banner Bank

Steven Rust

71 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Banner Bank

Gary Wagers

58 2008 Executive Vice President - Retail Products and Services of the Bank

Keith Western

63 2018 Executive Vice President - Commercial Banking South

Cheryl Bishop

69 2018 Independent Director

Connie Collingsworth

60 2013 Independent Director

Roberto Herencia

59 2016 Independent Director

David Klaue

65 2007 Independent Director

John Layman

60 2007 Independent Director

David Matson

74 2016 Independent Director

Brent Orrico

69 1999 Independent Director

Kevin Riordan

62 2018 Independent Director

Merline Saintil

42 2017 Independent Director

Terry Schwakopf

67 2018 Independent Director

Albert Marshall

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Grescovich

Mr. Mark J. Grescovich is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Banner Corporation, and Banner Bank. Mr. Grescovich joined the Bank in April 2010 and became Chief Executive Officer in August 2010 following an extensive banking career specializing in finance, credit administration and risk management. Under his leadership, Banner has grown from $4.7 billion in assets in 2010 to more than $11 billion in 2019 through organic growth and selective acquisition. During that time, Mr. Grescovich has guided the expansion of Banner's footprint to nearly 200 locations in four states. Prior to joining Banner, Mr. Grescovich was the Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Banking Officer for Akron, Ohio-based FirstMerit Corporation and FirstMerit Bank N.A., a commercial bank with $14.5 billion in assets and over 200 branch offices in three states. He assumed the role and responsibility for FirstMerit's commercial and regional line of business in 2007, having served since 1994 in various commercial and corporate banking positions, including that of Chief Credit Officer. Prior to joining FirstMerit, Mr. Grescovich was a Managing Partner in corporate finance with Sequoia Financial Group, Inc. of Akron, Ohio and a commercial and corporate lending officer and credit analyst with Society National Bank of Cleveland, Ohio. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Miami University and a Master of Business Administration degree, also in finance, from The University of Akron.

Peter Conner

Mr. Peter J. Conner is appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Company. He joined Banner Bank in 2015 upon the acquisition of AmericanWest Bank (AmericanWest). Prior to joining Banner, Mr. Conner was the Chief Financial Officer for SKBHC LLC, the holding company for Starbuck Bancshares, Inc. (Starbuck), the holding company for AmericanWest, and AmericanWest from 2010 until he joined Banner Bank in 2015. Mr. Conner has 29 years of experience in executive finance positions at Wells Fargo Bank as well as regional community banks. Additionally, he spent time as a managing director for FSI Group, where he evaluated and placed equity fund investments in community banks. He earned a B.S. in Quantitative Economics from the University of California at San Diego and a Master's of Business degree from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley.

Judith Steiner

Ms. Judith A. Steiner is an Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of the Banner Bank, a subsidiary Company of Banner Corporation. In this role, Ms. Steiner joined Banner Bank in 2016 as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. In this role, Ms. Steiner is responsible for overseeing the company’s risk and compliance functions as well as Banner Bank’s interactions with industry regulators. Prior to joining Banner, Ms. Steiner spent 25 years with FirstMerit Corporation in executive leadership positions including Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer, Secretary, and General Counsel. Ms. Steiner earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron and her Juris Doctor degree (JD) from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Craig Miller

Mr. Craig Miller is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company and Banner Bank, a subsidiary Company of Banner Corporation. He joined Banner in 2016 and is responsible for overseeing the company’s legal functions. Mr. Miller had previously served as senior litigation partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Seattle. Mr. Miller earned his B.A. degree from Grinnell College and his J.D. degree from the University of Southern California Law School. His community involvement includes board service with the YMCA of Greater Seattle, Childhaven (past board president), King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, and the Meany Center for the Performing Arts. d

Kayleen Kohler

Ms. Kayleen R. Kohler is Executive Vice President - Human Resources of the Banner Bank, a subsidiary Company of Banner Corporation. Ms. Kohler’s focus is on driving organizational design priorities at Banner Bank including: leadership development, talent acquisition, workforce planning, employee relations, compensation, benefits, diversity initiatives, payroll, and safety. Prior to joining Banner, Ms. Kohler served 20 years in progressive human resource leadership roles for Plum Creek Timber Company, now Weyerhaeuser. She holds bachelors’ degrees in Marketing as well as Business Management from Northwest Missouri State University and a master’s in Organizational Management from the q of Phoenix. Through continuing education, she maintains her certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources or SPHR and a Society of Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional or SHRM-SCP.

Richard Barton

Mr. Richard B. Barton is an Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of the Banner Bank, a subsidiary Company of Banner Corporation. Mr. Barton’s banking career began in 1972 with Seafirst Bank and Bank of America, where he served in a variety of commercial lending and credit risk management positions. In q last positions at Bank of America before joining Banner Bank, he served as the senior real estate risk management executive for the Pacific Northwest and as the credit risk management executive for the west coast home builder division.

James Garcia

Mr. James P. Garcia is Executive Vice President, Chief Audit Executive of the Banner Bank, a subsidiary Company of Banner Corporation. He has more than 41 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Banner in 2017, Mr. Garcia served for 16 years at the Bank of Hawaii, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Audit Executive, with prior positions as Vice President and Senior Audit Manager. Mr. Garcia also has 24 years of experience at Bank of America where he held several positions in consumer and commercial operations management and audit, including that of Audit Director. Mr. Garcia earned his bachelor's degree in management from St. Mary's College of California and is a graduate of the School of Mortgage Banking. He is a Certified Bank Auditor (CBA), holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Kenneth Johnson

Mr. Kenneth William Johnson is Executive Vice President - Operations of the Company. Mr. ohnson has over 30 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Skagit Bank in 2015, Mr. Johnson held various executive positions with Chemical Financial Corporation, including production oversight of commercial, mortgage, consumer and deposit generation. In addition, while at Chemical, he served nine years as Executive Vice President, Director of Bank Operations, responsible for nine business units including the branch system, information technology, corporate marketing, loan operations, deposit operations, electronic banking, facilities/purchasing, card services, and customer care centers. Prior to Chemical, he held leadership roles in retail banking and operations at Shoreline Bank and as Vice President, Zone Manager for Michigan National Bank. Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University. He is also a graduate of Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Kenneth Larsen

Mr. Kenneth A. Larsen is a Executive Vice President - Mortgage Banking of Banner Bank, a subsidiary Company of Banner Corporation. Mr. Larsen is responsible for Banner Bank’s mortgage banking activities from origination, administration, secondary marketing, through loan servicing. Mr. Larsen has had a 27-year career in mortgage banking, including holding positions in all facets of operations and management. A graduate of Eastern Washington University, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a degree in Social Science and earned certificates from the Pacific Coast Banking School and the School of Mortgage Banking. He is also a Certified Mortgage Banker, the highest designation recognized by the Mortgage Bankers Association. Mr. Larsen began his career at Action Mortgage/Sterling Savings, later moving to Peoples Bank of Lynden where he managed the mortgage banking operation. Mr. Larsen also served as the 90th President of the Seattle Mortgage Bankers Association. Formerly he was the Chairman of the Washington Mortgage Bankers Association and currently serves as a commissioner on the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2015.

James McLean

Mr. James P. G McLean is Executive Vice President - Commercial Real Estate Lending Division of the Banner Bank, a subsidiary Company of Banner Corporation. He joined Banner in 2016 and is responsible for overseeing the company’s legal functions. Mr. Miller had previously served as senior litigation partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Seattle. Mr. Miller earned his B.A. degree from Grinnell College and his J.D. degree from the University of Southern California Law School. His community involvement includes board service with the YMCA of Greater Seattle, Childhaven (past board president), King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, and the Meany Center for the Performing Arts.

Cynthia Purcell

Ms. Cynthia D. Purcell is a Executive Vice President - Retail Banking and Administration of Banner Bank, a subsidiary Company of Banner Corporation. Ms. Purcell is responsible for leading the Retail Banking business line including Branch Banking, Mortgage Banking, Business Banking and Digital delivery channels, as well as oversight of administrative and support functions for Banner Bank. She was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Inland Empire Bank (now Banner Bank), which she joined in 1981. Over her banking career, Ms. Purcell has been deeply involved in advocating for the industry through leadership roles on various Boards and committees including State Banking Associations and the American Bankers Association (ABA). She has also taught banking courses throughout her career, including the ABA Graduate School of Bank Investments and Financial Management, the Northwest Intermediate Banking School, and the Oregon Bankers Association Directors College.

M. Kirk Quillin

Mr. M. Kirk Quillin is Executive Vice President - Commercial Executive of the Banner Bank, a subsidiary Company of Banner Corporation. Mr. Quillin joined Banner Bank’s commercial banking group in 2002 as a Senior Vice President and commercial banking manager for the Spokane, Washington, and Idaho markets. He was named the East Region Commercial Banking Executive in July 2012, responsible for commercial and specialty banking for all locations in Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon and Idaho. Currently, he is overseeing a project that addresses both efficiency and scalability for Banner Bank. Mr. Quillin began his career in the banking industry in 1984 with Idaho First National Bank, which is now U.S. Bank. His career also included management positions in commercial lending with Washington Mutual. He earned a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Boise State University and was certified by the Pacific Coast Banking School and Northwest Intermediate Commercial Lending School.

James Reed

Mr. James T. Reed, Jr., is an Executive Vice President - Commercial Banking West of the Banner Bank, a subsidiary Company of Banner Corporation. He joined Towne Bank (now Banner Bank) as a Vice President and Commercial Branch Manager in July 1995 and was named to his current position as the West Region Commercial Banking Executive in July 2012. He is responsible for Commercial Banking in Western Washington and Western Oregon, as well as Treasury Management and Specialty Banking Services. Mr. Reed began his banking career with Rainier Bank, which later became Security Pacific Bank and later still West One Bank. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences from the University of Washington and earned certificates from Pacific Coast Banking School, Northwest Intermediate Banking School and Northwest Intermediate Commercial Lending School. Currently, Mr. Reed is a member of the University of Washington Bothell Advisory Board and the Association of Washington Business Board of Directors.

Steven Rust

Mr. Steven W. Rust is a Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Banner Bank, a subsidiary Company of Banner Corporation. He joined Banner Bank in October 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer and was named to his current position as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer in September 2007. Mr. Rust has over 38 years of relevant industry experience prior to joining Banner Bank and was founder and President of InfoSoft Technology, through which he worked for nine years as a technology consultant and interim Chief Information Officer for banks and insurance companies. He also worked 19 years with US Bank/West One Bancorp as Senior Vice President & Manager of Information Systems.

Gary Wagers

Mr. Gary W. Wagers is an Executive Vice President - Retail Products and Services of the Banner Bank, a subsidiary Company of Banner Corporation. He joined Banner Bank as Senior Vice President, Consumer Lending Administration in 2002 and was named to his current position in Retail Products and Services in January 2008. Mr. Wagers began his banking career in 1982 at Idaho First National Bank. Prior to joining Banner Bank, his career included senior management positions in retail lending and branch banking operations with West One Bank and US Bank. Mr. Wagers earned his bachelor's degree from Whitman College and his Master's of Business degree from the University of Oregon. He is also a graduate of the ABA's Stonier School of Banking.

Keith Western

Mr. Keith A. Western is a Executive Vice President - California & S. Oregon Commercial Banking of the Banner Bank, a subsidiary Company of Banner Corporation. He joined Towne Bank (now Banner Bank) as a Vice President and Commercial Branch Manager in July 1995 and was named to his current position as the West Region Commercial Banking Executive in July 2012. He is responsible for Commercial Banking in Western Washington and Western Oregon, as well as Treasury Management and Specialty Banking Services. Mr. Reed began his banking career with Rainier Bank, which later became Security Pacific Bank and later still West One Bank. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences from the University of Washington and earned certificates from Pacific Coast Banking School, Northwest Intermediate Banking School and Northwest Intermediate Commercial Lending School. Currently, Mr. Reed is a member of the University of Washington Bothell Advisory Board and the Association of Washington Business Board of Directors.

Cheryl Bishop

Ms. Cheryl R. Bishop is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Bishop began her banking career at Skagit Bank in 1971, holding a variety of positions throughout her career before being named Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Ms. Bishop has also served on the Board of Directors of Skagit Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary Skagit Bank since 1991. Cheryl belongs to and has held officer positions in many prestigious professional associations such as the American Bankers Association, American Institute of Banking, Financial Women International, Washington Bankers Association and Western Independent Bankers. She is a current member or is involved with various community organizations including: Skagit/Mount Vernon Rotary, Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County, Burlington Chamber of Commerce, Mount Vernon First United Methodist Church, Western Washington University Foundation, Jerry Walton Foundation Board, Skagit Valley Hospital–Community Outreach Committee and Honorary Chair of the Skagit Family YMCA Building Campaign. Ms. Bishop holds a Bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Washington.

Connie Collingsworth

Ms. Connie R. Collingsworth is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Collingsworth serves as the Chief Business Operations Officer and Secretary of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington, where she manages the Foundation's legal, information technology, security and other business operations units, and has provided leadership in the areas of risk management, compliance and corporate governance. Since 2007, she has also served on the Foundation's Executive Leadership Team, which is responsible for the development and execution of Foundation-wide strategy and policy and coordination of overall operations. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2002, Ms. Collingsworth was a partner of Preston Gates & Ellis, now K&L Gates, a leading Northwest law firm based in Seattle, where she served as lead attorney for a broad range of commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity financings. Ms. Collingsworth also serves on the Board of Directors of Premera Blue Cross, one of the largest health plan providers in the Pacific Northwest, and Women's World Banking, a global non-profit devoted to giving more low-income women access to the financial tools and resources essential to their security and prosperity.

Roberto Herencia

Mr. Roberto R. Herencia is an Independent Director of the Company. He Herencia is President and Chief Executive Officer of BXM Holdings, a fund specializing in community bank investments. He is a director and Chairman of the Board of First BanCorp. and its subsidiary, FirstBank Puerto Rico, positions he has held since October 2011. He has been an independent director and the Chairman of the Board of Byline Bancorp and its subsidiary bank, Byline Bank, since June 2013. Between 2009 and 2010, Mr. Herencia was President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Banc Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, Midwest Bank and Trust. Prior to that, he spent 17 years with Popular Inc. as its Executive Vice President and as President of Popular Inc.'s subsidiary, Banco Popular North America. Prior to joining Popular, Mr. Herencia spent 10 years with The First National Bank of Chicago (now J.P. Morgan Chase) in a variety of roles, including Deputy Senior Credit Officer and Head of the Emerging Markets Division. Mr. Herencia has served on the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's Board of Directors since his appointment by President Obama in 2011. He graduated magna cum laude and received his B.S.B.A. in finance from Georgetown University and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

David Klaue

Mr. David A. Klaue is an Independent Director of the Company. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of F&M Bank until its acquisition by Banner Bank in May 2007. He is Chairman of the Board of Empire Lumber Co., a diversified wood products manufacturer with operations in Washington, Idaho and Montana; Felts Field Aviation, an air transportation company; Park Ranch Land & Cattle Co., a cow/calf feeder and hay producer; and Empire Investments, a real estate investment company, companies with which he has been affiliated for over 36 years. He is a managing member in various other real estate investment, equipment and sales companies. Mr. Klaue's career has afforded him expertise in banking, business, agricultural and real estate management.

John Layman

Mr. John R. Layman is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Layman served as co-Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of F&M Bank until its acquisition by Banner Bank in May 2007. He is managing partner of Layman Law Firm, PLLP, with which he has been associated since 1983. His areas of practice include real estate development, commercial litigation, personal injury and product liability. He also has experience in corporate duties, securities litigation, fiduciary obligations, corporate governance and compliance and reporting requirements.

David Matson

Mr. David I. Matson is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Matson is a former bank executive with nearly 40 years of banking experience. He currently serves as a director of First BanCorp., San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mr. Matson served as an independent director of SKBHC Holdings LLC, and its subsidiary, Starbuck Bancshares, Inc., both bank holding companies based in Seattle, Washington; and as a director of AmericanWest Bank, a Washington state non-member bank, and the First National Bank of Starbuck, both subsidiaries of Starbuck Bancshares from 2010 until October 1, 2015 when SKBHC Holdings LLC merged with Banner. Mr. Matson entered the banking sector as a vice president and area manager at Wells Fargo Leasing, a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company. In 1976, Mr. Matson joined Union Bank and served in increasingly senior roles within that organization until his retirement in 2010. During his tenure at Union Bank, Mr. Matson served in a variety of management roles across the institution, including senior loan and credit officer; controller; senior vice president of merchant banking; senior vice president of institutional and deposit markets; executive vice president and director of Union Bank's finance group; chief financial officer of the holding company and its subsidiary (Union Bank); and as its vice chairman and chief financial officer until his retirement in February 2010.

Brent Orrico

Mr. Brent A. Orrico is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Orrico is President of FAO Corporation, an asset management company with which he has been affiliated for 24 years. Mr. Orrico has 48 years of experience in banking and finance-related business activities, including having served as an executive officer at a major financial institution and being a founding member of two community banks. He is the current Chair of the Executive Committee and the Risk Committee and serves as a member of the Compensation Committee. Previously, he served as the initial chair of the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee. Mr. Orrico also serves as a director of Islanders Bank.

Kevin Riordan

Mr. Kevin F. Riordan is Independent Director of the Company. He retired as a Banking & Capital Markets audit and client service Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), a global professional services firm, in June 2014, having served in that capacity since 2000. Prior to joining PwC in 1994, Mr. Riordan served various banking and securities trading companies as both an independent auditor and senior financial/accounting executive. During his career at PwC, Mr. Riordan gained significant experience working with the boards and audit committees of publicly-traded banking and lending institutions while managing major client relationships across multiple markets. In those roles, Mr. Riordan developed expertise in complex accounting, auditing and financial reporting matters. Mr. Riordan has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1983. His qualification as an audit committee financial expert was the primary reason for his nomination to the Board.

Merline Saintil

Ms. Merline Saintil serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Saintil is a Chief Operating Officer with experience assisting Fortune 500 and privately-held companies, including Intuit, Yahoo, PayPal, Adobe and Joyent, to develop global award-winning products. From 2014 to 2018, Ms. Saintil was a senior executive in the Product & Technology group at Intuit. In her role at Intuit, her core responsibilities included driving global strategic growth priorities, leading merger and acquisition integration and divestitures, and leading business operations for nearly half of Intuit's workforce. Before joining Intuit, Ms. Saintil served as Yahoo's Head of Operations for Mobile & Emerging Products, where she rapidly scaled the engineering organization through acquisitions and organic growth. Prior to joining Yahoo, Ms. Saintil increased her knowledge of technology and operations through a variety of roles at Joyent (2011-2013), PayPal (2010-2011), Adobe (2006-2010) and Sun Microsystems (2000-2006). In addition to her business interests, Ms. Saintil is passionate about supporting women and our youth in leadership and technology. She has served on the Anita Borg Institute's Nominating Committee for the Technical Leadership ABIE Award and on the Board of Directors of Iridescent, a global nonprofit dedicated to empowering underrepresented young people to become innovators and leaders, through STEM learning that has supported over 100,000 students in 117 countries. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to her community and support of women in technology, including being recognized by Business Insider as #6 on their list of the 22 Most Powerful Women Engineers in the World, Women of Influence 2017 by Silicon Valley Business Journal, and a Lifetime Achievement Award by Girls in Tech. After graduating valedictorian, Ms. Saintil received a B.S. from Florida A&M University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She earned her M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and has completed Stanford Directors'

Terry Schwakopf

Ms. Terry Schwakopf is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Schwakopf currently serves as an Independent Senior Advisor to the banking practice of Deloitte & Touche, LLP, which provides governance, regulatory and risk strategies advisory services to clients in the banking industry. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2007, Ms. Schwakopf was Executive Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco with overall responsibility for banking supervision. In that capacity she oversaw the supervision of state member banks and bank and financial holding companies in the nine western states that comprise the San Francisco District. During her 23-year career with the Federal Reserve, she had a number of other responsibilities, including oversight of community affairs, public information, the corporate secretary's function and communications. Before joining the Federal Reserve, she held positions in both the commercial banking and savings and loan industries and worked as a consultant to community banks. Ms. Schwakopf is a member of the advisory board of Blockchain Capital, a venture capital fund. She was on the Board of United Way of the Bay Area, and is actively involved in a number of international organizations and civic groups. Ms. Schwakopf previously served on the Boards of Directors of Bridge Bank and Bridge Capital Holdings, Nara Bank and Nara Bancorporation, and Rabobank, NA. She was a member of the accreditation cadre for the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and a board advisor for Solar Mosaic, a crowdfunding site for solar energy financing.

Albert Marshall