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Banner Corporation EVP and CFO Lloyd W. Baker to retire

Staff Writer |
Walla Walla, Wa., USA - Banner Corporationn, the parent company of Banner Bank and Islanders Bank, announced that Lloyd W. Baker will be retiring from both his position as EVP and CFO of the company and EVP of Banner Bank effective April 30, 2018.

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Mr. Baker joined Banner Bank in 1994 as Asset/Liability Manger.

He has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since 2000 and of Banner Bank from 2000 to October 2015.

He began his banking career in 1973.

Peter J. Conner, currently Executive Vice President of Banner Bank, will assume the same position at the Company following Mr. Baker’s retirement.

Mr. Conner joined Banner Bank in 2015 upon the acquisition of AmericanWest.

Prior to joining Banner Bank he was the Chief Financial Officer for SKBHC, the holding company for Starbuck, and AmericanWest Bank from 2010 until he joined Banner Bank in 2015.

Mr. Conner has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry including executive finance positions at Wells Fargo Bank as well as regional community banks.

Additionally, Mr. Conner spent time as a managing director for FSI Group, where he evaluated and placed equity fund investments in community banks.