Northrim Bank Adds Two Officers, Promotes Managers
Northrim Bank recently promoted four officers and managers, rehired another, and added one more financial industry veteran to the team.
Newest to Northrim is Samantha Schemm, who joined the bank in September as AVP, Deposit Applications Manager. Schemm brings more than fifteen years of experience in retail banking, back-office operations, and IT. She volunteers with the Humane Society and other local animal rescue groups.
Jason Gentry returns to Northrim as VP, Commercial Loan Officer. Gentry grew up in Utqiaġvik and attended UAF. He has more than ten years of experience in the financial industry in Alaska and Washington. Gentry volunteers his spare time within the youth athletic community.
Ben Schulman is promoted to VP, Commercial Loan Officer. Schulman started at Northrim Bank in 2010 and has twenty-two years of banking experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Corban University in Oregon. He is a past president of the Anchorage International Rotary Club, a loan committee member with Cook Inlet Lending Center, and he volunteers with Birchwood Behavioral Health and his church.
Johnico Bashford-Blumer received a promotion to AVP, Branch Manager at the Lake Otis Community Branch. Bashford-Blumer has been with Northrim for more than two years and has more than thirteen years of management experience. He earned his MBA degree from Colorado Technical University. Bashford-Blumer volunteers with Junior Achievement and his kids’ sports organizations.
Jodie Stone, promoted to AVP, Card Services Manager, started at Northrim two years ago and has twenty-four years of experience in retail banking and back-office branch support. She has participated in the annual Heart Walk and Relay for Life events.
Cindy Cheely, the new Assistant Branch Manager at the Southside Financial Center, has been with Northrim Bank for thirteen years and has more than twenty-five years of experience in the financial services industry. She has worked in a variety of departments at Northrim, including financials sales, lending, and retail banking. Cheely has her Alaska Life Insurance License and received Northrim’s Customer First Service Award in 2001. She volunteers at McKinnell House, Seeds of Change, and Friends of Alaska’s Children in Care.