September 21, 2020—Gary O’Connell, Central Oregon market president of Summit Bank (OTC Pink: SBKO) announced today that Associate Business Client Advisors Michelle Cross and Galan Carter have been promoted to Business Portfolio Managers.
Michelle Cross, a Central Oregon native, came to Summit Bank in 2018. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and received her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance and Development. Prior to joining Summit Bank, Cross worked for the Ratkovich Company, a commercial real estate development firm in Southern California.
Originally from Georgia, Galan Carter moved to Central Oregon with his wife in 2012. After high school Carter joined the Army and served for seven years as a paratrooper and began his banking career after his move to Central Oregon. He has worked with Summit Bank since 2018, and is passionate about the Central Oregon community. He currently serves on the Ronald McDonald House of Central Oregon Leadership Board.
Of both Cross and Carter, O’Connell says, “Our team is fortunate to have many strong performers. I’m proud of the work Michelle and Galan have done in their two years at Summit Bank, and I can’t wait to see what they will accomplish in their new roles.”
As Business Portfolio Managers, Cross and Carter will collaborate with lending team leaders to provide essential insight and expertise to the loan underwriting and credit analysis processes, while also overseeing lending partnerships with professionals and business owners in Central Oregon.
With offices in Eugene, Bend and downtown Portland, Summit Bank is a community bank that specializes in providing high-level service to professionals and medium-sized businesses and their owners.