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Northrim Bank Announces Promotions throughout the Bank

Apr 15, 2020 | Finance, Right Moves

Northrim Bank is proud to announce the promotion of a variety of employees throughout the Bank.

Amber Zins has been promoted to EVP–Chief Administrative Officer. Zins has been with Northrim Bank for twelve years, when she was hired as the internal audit manager. For the past two years, she has been the human resources director. Zins holds a bachelor of business administration in accounting from UAF and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She is currently attending the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Zins volunteers with United Way of Anchorage and was an adjunct professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage for ten years.

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Cindy Fields has been promoted to SVP– Internal Audit Director. Fields joined Northrim in 2018 and has sixteen years of experience in audit and regulatory compliance. She holds a bachelor’s degree from UAA and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Fields is the president of the Institute of Internal Auditors Alaska Chapter.

Joe Gelione was promoted to SVP–Commercial Loan Unit Manager. Gelione started at Northrim in 2017 and has more than thirty years of experience in the financial sector, working in banking in Alaska for more than twenty-five years. He holds a bachelor of business administration in finance from Stockton University. Gelione has served on the board of directors of Bean’s Café and Alaska Junior Theater. He is also a member of the Alliance and The Petroleum Club.

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Tammy Kosa was promoted to SVP–Regional Market Manager, Fairbanks. Kosa has been with Northrim since 2004 and has more than twenty-six years of banking experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from UAF. She volunteers with Junior Achievement of Alaska.

Nicole Pintsch has been promoted to VP–Controller of Financial Reporting. Pintsch has been with Northrim since 2007 when the bank acquired Alaska First Bank. She has been in the financial industry for fifteen years. Pintsch holds a bachelor of business administration in accounting from UAA. She volunteers with Junior Achievement of Alaska, Teach Children to Save, and Girls on the Run.

Terre Lefebvre was promoted to AVP–Merchant Relationship Manager. Lefebvre joined Northrim in 2003 and has more than twenty-one years of experience in the financial industry. She attended Roger Williams University. Lefebvre has volunteered with Teach Children to Save, Anchorage City Wide Clean Up, and United Way’s Day of Caring.

Kiersten Russle has been promoted to Loan Officer II. Russell started at Northrim in 2014 and has held a number of positions throughout the bank. She will complete her bachelor of business administration in accounting this spring from UAF. She also holds certificates for business and commercial lending. She is a member of the AGC Construction Leadership Council.

Elias Wilterding was promoted to Credit Administration Officer. Wilterding has been with Northrim since 2013 where he worked in the facilities department before moving to credit administration. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from UAA. Wilterding is active with his local church and enjoys hiking with his family.

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