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  • Umpqua Holdings Corporation Names Eve Callahan Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
    Company Release - 01/12/2011 12:30

    PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ), parent company of Umpqua Bank and Umpqua Investments, has named Eve Callahan senior vice president of corporate communications to lead its newly formed corporate communications division. In this role, Callahan will be responsible for all internal and external communications, including Umpqua’s public relations strategy, investor relations, and have oversight of Umpqua’s community responsibility programs.

    Eve Callahan, senior vice president of corporate communications, Umpqua Holdings Corporation (Photo: Business Wire)

    “Eve has a deep background in communications and is a proven leader with the experience to communicate Umpqua’s brand and strategy effectively across multiple audiences,” said Ray Davis, president and CEO of Umpqua Bank. “Eve comes with a thorough understanding of Umpqua’s value proposition, and her thoughtful and strategic approach will be an immediate benefit to the company. I am very pleased to welcome Eve to Umpqua.”

    Callahan brings more than 12 years of marketing and public relations experience to the position. Most recently she was senior vice president at Lane PR, where she oversaw the development and execution of strategic public relations campaigns for a broad range of consumer and business-to-business clients.

    Callahan graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and is a classically-trained Julliard violinist. She’s earned numerous honors for her work, including PRSA Spotlight, Bulldog Media Relations and PRSA Bronze Anvil awards. Callahan is and has been active with a number of nonprofit organizations, including OMSI, Friends of Chamber Music, Slow Food, and I Have A Dream Foundation.

    About Umpqua Holdings Corp.

    Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) is the parent company of Umpqua Bank, an Oregon-based community bank recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, innovative use of technology, and distinctive banking solutions. Umpqua Bank has 184 locations between San Francisco, Calif., and Seattle, Wash., along the Oregon and Northern California Coast, Central Oregon and Northern Nevada. Umpqua Holdings also owns a retail brokerage subsidiary, Umpqua Investments, Inc., which has locations in Umpqua Bank stores and in dedicated offices in Oregon. Umpqua Bank’s Private Bank Division serves high net worth individuals and non-profits providing customized financial solutions and offerings. Umpqua Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Portland, Ore. For more information, visit www.umpquaholdingscorp.com.

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    Source: Umpqua Holdings Corporation


    Contact:

    Umpqua Holdings Corporation

    Lani Hayward, 503-727-4132

    lanihayward@umpquabank.com