The Board of Directors of Clatsop Community Bank elected Rick Gardner to join the board, rounding out a slate of nine directors, many having served since the bank's opening in 2008.
Gardner built his career in the aerospace industry, working in operations, finance, product development and program management for Boeing for 27 years. This included oversight of high-level product development and management programs related to both military and commercial aircraft.
Gardner was the first executive director of Clatsop Economic Development Resources, and also served on the advisory board for the School of Business at Oregon State University. Currently, he serves as principal of Clatsop Consulting, LLC, providing management and business consulting services to the aerospace industry as well as regional governmental and non-profit organizations.
"We are thrilled to have Rick join our board," said Clatsop Community Bank President Steve Ferber. "His corporate experience as well as the work he has done in local communities with our businesses and our development organizations will be a great asset as we continue to grow." Gardner has joined Steve Ferber, Donald Judson, Wayne Poole, Heather Reynolds, Joe Schulte, David Shafer, and Ken Ulbricht on the bank board.
Clatsop Community Bank is the only bank locally owned in Clatsop County, with offices in Astoria and Seaside, Oregon. The bank was recently named among Oregon's 100 Best Companies to Work For by Oregon Business magazine for the fourth consecutive year.