Michelle Cross Joins Central Oregon Office as Associate Business Client Advisor

Gary O’Connell, Central Oregon Market President of Summit Bank (Nasdaq: SBKO), today announced that Michelle Cross has joined Summit Bank as an Associate Business Client Advisor. A Central Oregon native and a graduate of Redmond High School, Cross received her B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from Oregon State University and her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance and Development.

Prior to her employment at Summit Bank, she was a development Analyst for a commercial real estate development firm in Southern California.

“Michelle’s experience in real estate and project management coupled with her MBA in Real Estate Finance will be an asset for our clients,” said O’Connell. “We have the highest confidence in her ability to assist in managing client relationships, identifying opportunities for them to grow and providing value to our team.”

With offices in Central Oregon 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.