PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ), parent company of Umpqua
Bank and Strand, Atkinson, Williams & York Inc., has named John Noble
president of Strand, Atkinson, Williams & York. As president, Noble will
be responsible for all Strand operations, including business
development. Additionally, he will work with Umpqua Bank to expand the
reach of the firm's investment and financial planning offerings
throughout Umpqua's markets.
"John is a seasoned leader with tremendous financial services and
investment experience," said Ray Davis, president and CEO of Umpqua
Holdings Corporation. "He is a respected leader within the industry and
his extensive background clearly illustrates his ability to guide
consumers and corporations through smart, customized investment
decisions. I am confident that John will be a tremendous asset to
Strand's advisors, customers and the community as a whole."
Noble has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services
industry. He comes to Strand from UBS Financial Services where he served
as director and executive vice president for its Oregon branches. Prior
to that, John was employed by Smith Barney for more than 20 years where
he held several managerial positions, including senior vice president
and branch office manager.
Noble and his family live in Portland, Ore., where he is an active
member of the community. He was instrumental in establishing the first
Portland Metro program for the National Academy of Finance, which
partners with public high schools to provide investment and financial
planning curriculum for students. He also served as chairman of the
Securities Industry Regulatory Council on Continuing Education.
About Umpqua Holdings Corporation
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 148 locations between Napa, Calif.,
and Bellevue, Wash., along the Oregon and Northern California Coast and
in Central Oregon. Umpqua Holdings also owns a retail brokerage
subsidiary Strand, Atkinson, Williams & York Inc., which has locations
in Umpqua Bank stores and in dedicated offices throughout Oregon and
Southwest Washington. 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.umpquaholdingscorp.com.
Source: Umpqua Holdings Corporation