Oregon Community Bank is pleased to announce the recent promotions of Elyse Smithback to senior vice president – business banking; John Breidenbach to senior vice president – business banking; David Ross to vice president – credit administration; Aura Guzman to vice president – loan servicing and quality assurance; Ann Becker to Aassistant vice president – mortgage loan officer; and Karla Tydrich to mortgage operations supervisor.
"We are thrilled to announce these well-deserved advancements within the Oregon Community Bank and Waunakee Community Bank teams," said Steve Peotter, President and Chief Executive Officer. "These particular individuals have shown incredible dedication to the organization and are an integral part to the continued success of our business. We look forward to the expanded offerings Oregon Community Bank will be able to provide as a result of our recent growth."
In addition to internal promotions, OCB has welcomed two new employees. Brian O’Handley has joined the OCB team as vice president of mortgage lending. In his role, Brian will oversee the construction lending operation, investor relations, and business development. He will continue to originate home construction, refinances and purchases. Brian’s passion for the industry is driven by his desire to help first time home buyers realize a life milestone, as well as working with current homeowners on improving their financial portfolio and being part of a team of smart, dedicated professionals.
“We are extremely pleased to have Brian join our OCB family. He brings many years of home financing experience to our customers and communities we serve. He fits right into the mold of a community bank.” Roger Erickson, senior vice president of mortgage lending, stated. “With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Brian’s customers will be in great hands.”
Oregon Community Bank also welcomes Joshua Rounds to the bank as assistant vice president, residential and consumer loan officer. Rounds’ primary focus will be assisting banking clients with all of their lending needs as well as supporting the continued growth of Oregon Community Bank. Joshua joins Oregon Community Bank with twelve years of experience in lending and has two degrees from Lakeland College in Business Management and Marketing.
“We are excited about the experience and opportunities that Josh brings to the bank,” Peotter stated. “Josh is passionate about people and will play a key role in the continued growth of the bank.”