Banner Bank has announced the recipients of the company’s Banner’s Best, Production Club, Operations Coach of the Year, Service Excellence, and Real Estate Leader’s Club Member awards for 2010.  This year, 58 employees from across the Pacific Northwest were recognized for their exceptional performance in exceeding personal and bank-wide goals and delivering superior customer service.

The Banner’s Best Award is given to employees who have excelled in customer service and surpassed their specific business goals.  The six recipients of the 2010 Banner’s Best Award from Bellevue include:

From Commercial Banking

■       Vice President – Relationship Manager, Christine Chi, Bellevue

■       Vice President – Relationship Manager, Erica Erdozain, Eastside Commercial Banking Center in Redmond

From Retail Banking

■       Assistant Vice President – Branch Manager, Cheryl Bosh, Bothell Branch

From the CRE / C&D Lending Division

■       Senior Vice President – Credit Quality Manager, Tom Sackmann, Bellevue

■       Senior Vice President – Complex Credit Relationship Manager, Kirk Johnson, Bellevue

■       Vice President – Complex Credit Administrator, Angela Potestivo, Bellevue

From Credit Policy Division

■       Senior Vice President – Special Credits Manager, Bruce Nelson, Bellevue

■       Senior Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Jill Rice, Bellevue


The Production Club Award recognizes Operation Coaches and Customer Service Managers, personal bankers and tellers, as well as back office support staff, who positively impact production and excel in customer service.  The recipients of the 2010 Production Club Award are:

■       Vice President – Associate Manager/Credit Analyst, Sam Adrian, Bellevue

■       Personal Banker, Cheryl Williams, Redmond Branch


The Operations Coach of the Year Award recognizes individuals who positively impact production and excel in team building.  The recipient of the 2010 Operations Coach of the Year Award from the Bothell Branch is Assistant Vice President – Customer Service Manager, Vicki Smith.

The Service Excellence Award is given to individuals in indirect support areas that demonstrate excellence in supporting their internal customers. The 2010 Service Excellence Award from the Bothell Branch has been awarded to Assistant Vice President – Loan Administer Coordinator, Rob Bennett.

The Real Estate Leader’s Club Member Award recognizes individuals in the top tier of production results, and those that provide the highest levels of support to front line lenders. The recipient of the 2010 Real Estate Leader’s Club Member Award is Lee Ann Anderson, Mortgage Loan Officer located at the Woodinville Loan Center.

“These individuals truly are Banner’s Best,” said Banner Bank President & CEO Mark Grescovich. “Their success, both personally and professionally, echoes the high standards set for our employees.”

About Banner Bank

Banner Corporation is the parent company of Banner Bank, a commercial bank that operates a total of 86 branch offices and seven loan offices in 28 counties in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.  It is also the parent of Islanders Bank which operates three branch offices in Washington’s San Juan Islands.  Banner serves the Pacific Northwest region with a full range of deposit services and business, commercial real estate, construction, residential, agricultural and consumer loans.  Visit Banner Bank on the Web at


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