PORTLAND, Ore., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Umpqua Bank, a
subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: UMPQ), has promoted David
Edson to the position of president, Umpqua Bank Oregon. Edson will retain his
current responsibilities as president of commercial banking as well as oversee
retail banking and private client services in Oregon. Ray Davis continues to
lead the organization as president and CEO of Umpqua Holdings Corporation.
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"Throughout his time at Umpqua bank Dave has demonstrated the decision-
making capabilities, visionary thinking and commitment to Umpqua's brand of
banking that will drive our organization forward," said Ray Davis, Umpqua
Holdings president and CEO. "Dave's promotion provides Umpqua with an
increased level of focus in the Oregon market as we continue to grow from
Sacramento to Seattle."
With more than 32 years of banking experience, Edson joined Umpqua Bank in
2002 as president of commercial banking. His responsibilities have included
executive leadership of the bank's resources dedicated to the growth and
development of business relationships. Prior to joining Umpqua, Edson served
five years as president of Bank of America, Idaho.
Edson graduated with honors in business and economics from Albertson
College of Idaho, and earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Willamette
University School of Law in Salem, Ore. He has held a number of prominent
positions in the banking industry including past president of the Idaho
Bankers Association and past chair of the ABA Government Relations Council.
Throughout his career, he has been active in numerous civic and charitable
Umpqua Holdings recently completed its acquisition of California-based
Humboldt Bancorp and the merger of Humboldt's principal operating subsidiary,
Humboldt Bank, into Umpqua Bank. Robert Daugherty, previously president and
CEO of Humboldt Bancorp, is the president of Umpqua Bank California.
About Umpqua Bank
Umpqua Bank, headquartered in Roseburg, Ore., is a subsidiary of Umpqua
Holdings Corporation and has 91 locations between Sacramento, Calif. and
Vancouver, Wash., and along the Oregon Coast and Central Oregon. Umpqua Bank
was named #1 on "The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon" large companies
list for 2004 by Oregon Business Magazine. Umpqua Holdings also owns retail
brokerage subsidiary Strand, Atkinson, Williams & York, Inc., which has 14
locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington and offers brokerage
services within Umpqua Bank stores. Umpqua Bank's Private Client Services
Division provides tailored financial services and products to individual
customers. Umpqua Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Portland, Ore.
For more information, visit www.umpquabank.com.
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