EUGENE, Ore., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Bank, the bank subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), announced that Chief Executive Officer Hal Brown was recently named to the Oregon Bankers Association Hall of Fame.
The Oregon Bankers Association presented Hal with the honor on July 10 at the Annual Convention in Sunriver, Ore. Induction into the Oregon Bankers Hall of Fame is the highest, peer-to-peer honor bestowed on Oregon bankers.
"Induction into the prestigious Oregon Bankers Association's Hall of Fame recognizes Hal's service, generosity and dedication to the Oregon banking industry and our community," said Pacific Continental Bank President and Chief Operating Officer Roger Busse. "On behalf of the employees, board and bank management, I wish to extend our heartiest congratulations to Hal. We simply could not be more proud of our friend, colleague and leader on this momentous occasion."
Brown has served as CEO of Pacific Continental Bank for 11 years and has been employed with the bank since 1985. With Brown's leadership and direction, Pacific Continental grew to become a $1.3 billion publicly traded company (as of March 1, 2013). In addition to the numerous public accolades and awards given to the bank over the past decade, Brown was named as the financial industry's 2012 CEO of the Year by the Portland Business Journal.Linda Navarro, president and CEO of the Oregon Bankers Association stated, "The Oregon Bankers Association is proud to welcome Hal into the Hall of Fame. He is an exemplary leader in the banking industry and his dedication to the surrounding communities is admirable." Brown's commitment to the community has included the development of Pacific Continental's corporate giving program, which empowers employees to make a personal difference in their community. In 2012, bank employees donated more than 5,000 hours to more than 240 nonprofit organizations. Brown currently serves as board member and chairman for PacificSource Health Plans' audit committee and as a board member of Angle, LLC, which develops mobile device applications for the sight-impaired. He previously served on the boards for ShelterCare and the United Way of Lane County and mentored two students at Northwest Christian University who graduated this year. Brown was elected to the Oregon Bankers Association board in 2008, and has been an avid supporter of the organization. Since its creation in 1987, the Oregon Bankers Association Hall of Fame has inducted 73 Oregon Bankers who have made outstanding contributions to the Oregon banking community and the communities where they live and work. About Pacific Continental Bank Pacific Continental Bank, the operating subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation, delivers highly personalized services through 14 banking offices in Oregon and Washington. The Bank also operates a loan production office in Tacoma, Washington. With $1.3 billion in assets, Pacific Continental has established one of the most unique and attractive metropolitan branch networks in the Northwest with offices in three of the region's largest markets including Seattle, Portland and Eugene. Pacific Continental targets the banking needs of community-based businesses, health care professionals, professional service providers and nonprofit organizations. Pacific Continental Corporation's shares, a component of the Russell 2000 Index, are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "PCBK." Since its founding in 1972, Pacific Continental Bank has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions from highly regarded third-party organizations including The Seattle Times , the Portland Business Journal and Oregon Business magazine. A complete list of the company's awards and recognitions – as well as supplementary information about Pacific Continental Bank – can be found online at therightbank.com. About The Oregon Bankers AssociationEstablished in 1905, the Oregon Bankers Association is Oregon's only full‐service trade association representing state and national commercial banks, thrifts and savings banks chartered to do business in Oregon. More information is available at oregonbankers.com. SOURCE Pacific Continental Bank