Summit Bank Announces Hires Jill Cummings as AVP/ Market Development Officer

September 21 2017, Bend, OR – Gary O’Connell, central Oregon market president of Summit Bank (NASDAQ: SBKO), today announced that Jill Cummings has joined the local banking team as Assistant Vice President (AVP) Market Development Officer.

“Jill brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Summit Bank,” said O’Connell. “As an experienced development officer, coach and branch manager, she brings a tremendous amount of diverse skills to our Central Oregon team.”
A native of Central Oregon, Cummings has witnessed the growth and market challenges C.O. has faced. She has over 15 years of banking experience and has cultivated countless relationships in the area through philanthropy and giving back to the community in which she lives. She is a Board Member of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce and a Student Teacher for Junior Achievement, which inspires and prepares young people in the community to succeed in a global economy.

“I am excited to be a part of Central Oregon’s local community bank,” said Cummings. “My goal is to expand our community bank offering to local and regional businesses and professionals with relationship banking and customized solutions that will help them grow and run more efficiently. Summit is committed to being flexible, responsive relationship-focused. I look forward to helping grow our company and communicate our message in the Central Oregon market.”

With offices in Eugene and Bend, 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 this year as a 100 Best Company to Work for in Oregon, according to Oregon Business Magazine.

For more information, contact Gary O’Connell, Central Oregon Market President, at 541-317-8000