Gary O’Connell

As Market President of our Central Oregon Region, Gary manages all operations in Central Oregon for Summit Bank. Gary joined the Bank in 2015 and has more than 25 years of financial industry experience in Oregon with National and Regional institutions. He graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in Finance and has a graduate degree in banking from Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Gary believes in Summit Bank’s mission to be Central Oregon’s local business bank in support of entrepreneurs and the business community.  Gary is co-founder and Chairman of the Central Oregon Junior Achievement office.  He serves on the Business Oregon Finance Committee, the Oregon Bankers Association Grassroots Committee, board member of Synergy By Association, the Ridgeview High School Business Advisory Board and speaks at high schools and universities around the state about financial literacy and careers in the financial services industry. Gary also served 8 years in the Oregon Army National Guard as an Armor Officer.