“Heather has done an outstanding job leading teams towards very positive results for many years, delivering to clients and establishing herself as a go-to expert within Columbia growing retail operations, ”said Dave hansen, director of retail banking. “She is a strong collaborator and team builder, and we look forward to her increased influence throughout the Colombia/ Willamette region and beyond. “

Before joining Colombia in 2004, Seppa was executive vice president of Bank of Astoria in Oregon. After the acquisition of the Bank of Astoria, she was president of the Bank of Astoria from 2009 to 2013 when the Bank of Astoria operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Columbia Bank.

Seppa is a member of the board of directors of Columbia Memorial Hospital, a member of the board of directors of the Columbia River Maritime Museum Rolf Klep Trust, and a member of the board of directors of the Riedel Scholarship Endowment Fund. She is the former president of the Astoria/Warrenton Chamber of Commerce.

On Colombia
Based in Tacoma, Washington, Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ: COLB) is the holding company of Columbia Bank, a full-service commercial bank licensed by the State of Washington with operations throughout Washington, Oregon, California and Idaho. The bank was named one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Washington’s Better places to work ”, more than 10 times. Columbia was named Northwestern Bank No. 1 on the Forbes 2021 list of ‘America’s best banks’ marking 10 consecutive years on the publication’s list of best financial institutions. More information about Columbia can be found on their website at

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