June 1, 2020, Eugene, OR – Independent Banker, the flagship publication of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has named Chris Hemmings, the Chief Administrative Officer of Summit Bank, as one of its 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders. The nomination-based award recognizes up-and-coming community bankers who demonstrate exceptional potential in leadership, innovation and community work.
“From CEOs to compliance officers, branch managers, lenders and marketers, this annual award continues to uncover extraordinary talent within the community banking industry,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “We congratulate Chris Hemmings on this well-deserved honor. His deep belief in the community bank business model and passion for supporting his [clients] and communities, especially in this COVID-19 environment where community bankers continue to step up to serve the needs of [clients], should be commended.”
Winners are featured in the June 2020 issue of Independent Banker, which is showcased on the Independent Banker website and accessible via the digital issue of the magazine. Chris was recognized for his honest and genuine leadership style and major projects, such as Summit Bank’s quarterly Business Confidence Index.
According to Craig Wanichek, president and chief executive officer of Summit Bank, “Chris is a determined and passionate member of our team. His commitment to the community makes him a great asset and we couldn’t be more honored.”
With offices in Eugene, Central Oregon and Portland, Summit Bank is a community bank that specializes in providing high-level service to professionals and medium-sized businesses and their owners. Summit Bank is quoted on OTC Pink as SBKO. Summit is a too community bank lender in Oregon for SBA Financing. Summit Bank is designated this year as a one of Oregon’s 100 Best Green Companies Oregon in 2020.