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David A. Dietzler
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Enterprise Risk Management Committee
Trust Committee
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Mr. Dietzler served as a director of West Coast Bancorp prior to the merger between Columbia and West Coast Bancorp. Mr. Dietzler was managing partner of KPMG LLP’s office in Portland, Oregon before retiring in 2005 after 37 years of service. He earned his MSBA from the University of North Dakota. Mr. Dietzler has extensive experience auditing public companies, and working with audit committees, and gained significant expertise in SEC reporting, financial statement preparation, internal control and compliance requirements. Mr. Dietzler has been a director of Portland General Electric Company since 2006 where he chairs the audit committee and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Dietzler’s expertise in compliance matters, as well his experience serving on multiple audit committees, will provide a valuable resource to the Board. Mr. Dietzler is considered one of the Board’s designated audit committee financial experts.
Craig D. Eerkes
Committee Name
Personnel and Compensation Committee
Enterprise Risk Management Committee
Trust Committee
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Craig Eerkes joined Columbia’s board of directors on September 2, 2014. Mr. Eerkes has an extensive financial background and broad experience in highly regulated industries, including his current position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Pacific Energy, Inc. For fifteen years, he has served on the board of directors for WMI Insurance Company, a health and life insurance company serving seven states, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the chairman and a director of AmericanWest Bancorp, from 2004-2012, as well as a director of First Hawaiian Bank from 1996-1999. He was founder, director and chairman of American National Bank, N.A. of Kennewick, Washington from 1981-1996.

A resident of Kennewick, Washington with an office in western Washington, Mr. Eerkes holds a BA from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. He is a community leader in the Tri-Cities area of Eastern Washington, and is actively involved in the Boy Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, Young Life, Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, United Way and many more. Mr. Eerkes was recently named “Tri-Citian of the Year” for 2014.

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Mark A. Finkelstein
Committee Name
Personnel and Compensation Committee
Enterprise Risk Management Committee
Mergers & Acquisitions Committee
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Mark A. Finkelstein joined Columbia’s board of directors on September 2, 2014. Mr. Finkelstein has extensive legal background and experience with financial services companies. He is currently Chief Legal and Administrative Officer for Blucora, Inc., overseeing the company’s legal, compliance and human resources departments. He served as Executive Vice President - Corporate Development and General Counsel of Emeritus Corporation from December 2011 through July 2014, and as that company’s Corporate Secretary from May 2012 through July 2014. Prior to joining Emeritus, he served as a strategy advisor for private investment management firms in the United States and Europe and as the chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Novellus Capital Management, a specialized asset management firm. From 1986 to 2006, he practiced law with the Seattle law firm of Graham & Dunn, P.C., where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, complex financing strategies and other corporate transactions involving financial institutions and other companies.

A resident of Seattle, Washington, Mr. Finkelstein earned a B.A. in Economics with High Honors from The University of Michigan, and holds a law degree from The University of Michigan Law School. In 2013, he was selected by The Legal 500 as one of the top corporate legal advisors in the United States. Mr. Finkelstein is also a member of the Audit and Corporate Responsibility Committee of the Board of Trustees for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

John P. Folsom
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Enterprise Risk Management Committee
Mergers & Acquisitions Committee
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
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Mr. Folsom served as the president of Brown & Brown, Inc. of Washington, formerly Raleigh, Schwarz & Powell (insurance brokers and consulting), Tacoma, Washington, from 1990 through December 31, 2006 and currently serves as an independent consultant on insurance and risk management matters.
Thomas M. Hulbert
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Personnel and Compensation Committee
Mergers & Acquisitions Committee
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Mr. Hulbert has been the president and chief executive officer of Winsor Corporation (lighting technologies), Olympia, Washington, since 1996 and the president and chief executive officer of Hulco, Inc. (real estate investments), Olympia, Washington, since 1984.
Michelle M. Lantow
Committee Name
Personnel and Compensation Committee
Trust Committee
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
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Ms. Lantow is currently the Chief Administrative Officer at New Seasons Market, LLC and has been since July of 2012. Previously, she was the CFO at McCormick & Schmick’s, Portland, Oregon, from January 2010 to January 2012 and was responsible for all financial reporting, SEC filings, cash management, accounting, human resources and information technology functions. She was the President of lucy activewear Inc., Portland Oregon, from November 2007 to November 2009 and was responsible for all product design, store & web operations, marketing, merchandising and administrative functions. From October 2000 to November 2007, Ms. Lantow was Chief Financial Officer of lucy activeware Inc. with the responsibility for all financial reporting, cash management, accounting, human resources and information technology functions.

S. Mae Fujita Numata
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Personnel and Compensation Committee
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
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Through Mae’s consulting business Numata Consulting PLLC, she is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Schnitzer Investment Corp., a family-owned investment business in Portland, Oregon. Mae is a former partner with a national consulting firm, a former Chief Financial Officer in the media industry of 11 years, and a former banker of 24 years. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Washington CFO Roundtable and the National Institute of Investor Relations. She graduated from the University of Washington and holds a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She is also a graduate of the Executive Development Institute.

Betsy Whitehead Seaton
Committee Name
Enterprise Risk Management Committee
Mergers & Acquisitions Committee
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Betsy Whitehead Seaton joined Columbia’s board of directors May 30, 2014. She is Senior Vice President Operations for Saltchuk Company, and has broad experience in business leadership, change management, strategic development, mergers and acquisitions, and enterprise risk management.

Ms. Seaton served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development for Weyerhaeuser Company from 2008 to 2014. Her career at Weyerhaeuser spanned over twenty years, and included leadership positions in strategic planning, corporate development and business leadership. She has also served as Principal and Consultant for Boston Consulting Group based in Chicago and Los Angeles, a global management consulting firm. Ms. Seaton is a graduate of Princeton University and earned an M.B.A. and a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago, and is a member of the California Bar.

William T. Weyerhaeuser
Committee Name
Mergers & Acquisitions Committee
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
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Mr. Weyerhaeuser is the Chairman of the Board of Columbia. He is a clinical psychologist who retired from private practice in Tacoma, Washington in 1998. Mr. Weyerhaeuser is currently the chairman of the board of EDEN Bioscience Corporation which has a class of securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Mr. Weyerhaeuser is director of Clearwater Paper Corporation.

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