Columbia Credit Union welcomed Milwaukie resident Luke Shepard as vice president of business lending effective Jan. 18. In this position, Shepard is responsible for developing and maintaining a portfolio of business loans.
For 16 years, Shepard has worked in the banking industry in branch management positions, most recently as vice president of commercial and business banking at Umpqua Bank.
"Luke is a highly driven executive with strong skills in operations, strategic planning and sales management," said Ron Bertolluci, Columbia Credit Union vice president and manager of business lending. "He is a great addition to our business lending team and brings with him extensive knowledge and experience."
Shepard studied accounting and business at Western Business College and Mt. Hood Community College. He serves as a board member on the Parkrose Community Foundation.
"I am excited to join Columbia Credit Union's business-lending team," Shepard said. "This dynamic organization has a great reputation for providing outstanding member service and making life better in the communities it serves."