People: Columbia Banking System Inc (COLB.OQ)
Mr. Ford Elsaesser is Independent Director of the Company. He was a member of the Intermountain board of directors from 1997 until its acquisition by Columbia, serving as its Chairman from May 2013. An attorney with extensive experience with financial service companies, Mr. Elsaesser is a senior partner at Elsaesser Jarzabek Anderson Elliott & Macdonald, a Sandpoint, Idaho-based law firm founded in 1979. His practice focuses on commercial law and banking, civil litigation, bankruptcy and trusteeships and receiverships. He has served as Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of Law since 2003, and on the Advisory Board of the University’s Bankruptcy Program since 1999. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Idaho Law School since 2005. A graduate of Goddard College and the University of Idaho Law School, Mr. Elsaesser has served as Chairman of the Lake Pend Oreille Commission since 2003 and is also a Director of Food for Our Children, Bonner General Health Hospital, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. His knowledge of and contacts within the local Idaho market, as well as his legal experience, make him a valuable resource to the Board.
|Total Annual Compensation, USD||89,000|
|Restricted Stock Award, USD||78,700|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD||--|
|All Other, USD||--|
|Fiscal Year Total, USD||167,700|