Northrim Bank Announces Promotions Throughout Organization
Northrim Bank announced the promotion of a variety of employees throughout the Bank:
Mark Edwards, EVP – Chief Credit Officer & Bank Economist
Kari Skinner, SVP – Marketing & Communications Director
Marc Guevarra, VP – Commercial Loan Officer
Tammy Kosa, VP – Regional Market Manager
Gerlie Monta-Guevarra, VP – Branch Manager
Aili Peyton-Jalbert, VP – Commercial Cash Management Officer
Josie Thayer, VP – Commercial Cash Management Officer
Bill Simpson, VP – Collections Supervisor
Katie Bender, AVP – Community & Public Relations Manager
Edwards has been with Northrim Bank since 2007. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Office of Economic Development for the State of Alaska and Economist for the Department of Revenue. A lifelong Alaskan, Edwards has an MBA from Alaska Pacific University and a Master’s Degree from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management. He received Northrim Bank’s President’s award in 2010.
Skinner joined Northrim in 2017 with over 15 years of sales and marketing experience, most recently with Simon Property Group as a Director of Marketing and Business Development. She holds an MBA from the University of Utah. Skinner was born and raised in Alaska and is an active volunteer with the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage.
Guevarra has worked in banking since 2001. He joined Alaska Pacific Bank in 2007 and has been with Northrim since the merger in 2014. He holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Guevarra is a past-president of the Ketchikan 2000 Rotary Club and Treasurer of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. He is currently active with the Glacier Valley Rotary and Junior Achievement in Juneau.
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Kosa has been with Northrim for 15 years. She is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has been awarded the Northrim Way Award, Customer First Service Award, and President’s Award. Kosa is an active volunteer with Junior Achievement, Denali Elementary School, and has served on the UAF School of Management Business Advisory Council.
Monta-Guevarra started her career in banking in 2000. She has started at Alaska Pacific Bank in 2005 and has been with Northrim since the merger in 2014. Monta-Guevarra was born and raised in the Philippines and migrated to the United States in 1996. She currently volunteers with the Filipino Community, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and Auke Bay Elementary School and Floyd Dryden Middle School.
Peyton-Jalbert joined Northrim Bank in 2018 with 8 years of banking experience. She holds a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Hawaii. Peyton-Jalbert is the President of Anchorage Gateway Rotary, a volunteer at Muldoon Elementary School, and a committee member of the Associated General Contractor’s Construction Leadership Council.
Thayer has been with Northrim for over 13 years and has 20 years of Cash Management experience. She holds a BA in International Business from the University of Alaska. Thayer is a member of the Alaska Travel Industry Association.
Simpson joined Northrim in 2007 as part of the Bank’s acquisition of Alaska First Bank & Trust. He has over 30 years of experience in banking. Simpson holds a BBA with an emphasis in finance from Boise State University. He is the President of Anchorage South Rotary and Board President of NeighborWorks Alaska.
Bender has been with Northrim since 2013 and has over 15 years of experience in Communications and Public Relations. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Bender is a member of the UAA Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Chair-Elect for PRSA Financial Communications Executive Committee, and the Chair of Junior Achievement of Alaska’s Student Impact Committee.
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