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Northrim Promotes a Senior Vice President, Vice Presidents and an Assistant Vice President


Northrim Bank President and CEO Joe Beedle announced the following staff changes.

Ellen Izer was promoted to Senior Vice President Human Resources.  She joined Northrim in the fall of 2011 as Vice President Human Resources with approximately 20 years of experience with First National Bank Alaska.  Ellen has professional HR designations including SPHR and the American Payroll Association’s Certified Payroll Professional.   She is a tireless advocate for employee fairness and development while making Northrim the premier bank and employer of choice.

Jay Blury has been promoted to Vice President, Marketing and Communications Director.  Born and raised in Fairbanks, he has worked in a growing marketing management capacity at Northrim Bank for seven years. He brings prior professional experience working for marketing and public relations firms as well as marketing and sales roles in other local Alaskan companies.  Jay is also involved in the community through United Way, School Business Partnerships, Anchorage Chamber, Big Brothers/Sisters and has served as President of the American Marketing Association, Alaska Chapter. 

Zachary Hays, a Commercial Fisheries Lending expert, moved from the Wasilla Financial Center to become the Vice President Small Business & Consumer Loan Manager.  He has been with Northrim since May of 2011 and has seventeen years of banking experience with National Bank of Alaska, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. 

Mhay Sy has become Vice President, Lending Quality Assurance Officer.  She joined Northrim Bank in 2007 as the first member of the Loan Quality Assurance Group and has since established the Builder Ranking report, Commercial Real Estate stress test and Large Borrowers report. 

Kelly McCormack has accepted the role of Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer IV.  A life-long Alaskan and third generation banker, he joined Northrim in 2005.  He began his lending career through the management trainee program in 2007 and moved to the Small Business Center in 2008.  Since that time he has become a banking expert in the dental industry, a focus he will retain along with serving the Anchorage area.  He is engaged in the community as an active member of Anchorage East Rotary.

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