Joe Schulte was named interim president and CEO of Clatsop Community Bank following the resignation of Steve Ferber on May 24, 2013. Schulte is a co-founder and director of Clatsop Community Bank and has served as its executive vice-president since the bank's beginning.
Ferber was recruited by High Desert Bank of Bend, Oregon, and leaves his post to serve as CEO for their organization.
"Starting Clatsop Community Bank with Joe Schulte seven years ago, leading the bank through its formative years, and building relationships that span the county—it's been an incredible experience for me," Ferber said. "I feel fortunate to have had this opportunity, and I will miss all of the people I've come to know along the way," he added.
"Steve and I have worked together very closely from day one, and that will make the transition seamless for our staff and our customers," Schulte said. "Plus, we're backed by a solid board of directors and management team, so continuity is assured by design."