Gary O’Connell, Central Oregon Market President of Summit Bank (NASDAQ: SBKO), today announced that Carly Carmichael has joined the local banking team as Assistant Vice President (AVP) and Business Client Advisor.
“Carly brings an innovative range of experience and expertise to Summit,” said O’Connell. “Through her industry experience in marketing, public relations and corporate communications, she has a clear understanding of the diverse range of businesses in our area. She is a strategic thinker, evaluator and planner who has a proven ability to enhance our client experience on all touchpoints. Her market knowledge of the Central Oregon business community will help strengthen our bank. We are fortunate to have Carly as a part of our growing team.”
Carmichael earned her B.A. from the University of Portland and her JD/MBA with a concentration in sports marketing from the University of Oregon. She has 18 years of executive experience in previous positions such as the Director of Marketing at Mount Bachelor Ski Resort and the Vice President of Marketing and Client Services at Goldstreet Designs, which provides cost-effective public education and communication services to over 360 Utilities and Municipalities. She is a member of the Marketing Faculty at the University of Phoenix and is a previous Adjunct Professor at the Oregon State University Cascade Campus.
“I am excited to join Summit Bank,” said Carmichael. “My goal is to assist our clients and find banking solutions that will help them grow. I look forward to helping Central Oregon businesses find out about the benefits of Summit and meet new businesses who have yet to work with us in the community.”
With offices in Bend and Eugene, 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 the NASDAQ Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board as SBKO. Summit is the number one community bank lender in Oregon for SBA Financing. Summit Bank is designated for the second year in a row as a 100 Best Company to Work for in Oregon, according to Oregon Business Magazine.