By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Economics Week -- Melanie J. Dressel, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced that Hadley Robbins, Senior Vice President and Oregon Group Manager, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Columbia Bank ("Columbia") and its parent, Columbia Banking System, Inc., effective March 1, 2014. Mr. Robbins fills the Chief Operating Officer position vacated by Mark W. Nelson, who retired in September, 2013.
Ms. Dressel commented, "Hadley has a proven management track record in a wide spectrum of business line responsibilities. We are delighted he is joining our executive team, bringing with him a deep and diverse commercial banking and credit administration background."
Mr. Robbins will direct the majority of the bank's customer-facing business lines, which include Commercial Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, as well as other supporting functions. He was selected following an extensive national search.
Mr. Robbins, 57, joined Columbia on April 1, 2013, with the merger of West Coast Bancorp, where he had served as Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer since 2007. His experience spans over 25 years and includes a variety of executive positions with Wells Fargo Bank, Pacific Northwest Bank, Bank of the Northwest and First Interstate Bank. He holds an MBA from the University of Oregon and a BS in Business Administration from Lewis and Clark College.
Mr. Robbins has been very active in the Portland, Oregon community. He is currently serving on the board and executive committee for the Freshwater Trust and on the Oregon Bankers Association board of directors. His past activities have included the Downtown Portland Rotary Club and the Portland Crime Commission.
Mr. Robbins plans to relocate, joining the rest of the executive management team at Columbia's corporate headquarters.
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