RMA Portland Metro Chapter

Interested in volunteering with us?  Contact Us


Phil Bridge

Academic Chair

SVP, Senior Credit Officer
Heritage Bank

Phil Bridge
Phil Bridge has worked in all aspects of commercial banking from credit analysis, portfolio management, relationship management, leading a commercial lending team and most recently as Senior Credit Officer working with commercial teams in Oregon and SW Washington. Phil is passionate about education and mentorship in banking, driving his enthusiasm for the RMA. Phil holds a BA and MBA from the University of Portland and graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School in 2018. You can connect with Phil at:
Phil.Bridge@heritagebanknw.com.


Chris Folkerts

Education Committee

Consumer Lending Manager
OnPoint Community Credit Union

Chris-Folkerts
Chris Folkerts is a Consumer Lending Manager at OnPoint Community Credit Union. With over fifteen years of credit/banking experience, Chris has a background in managing all credit-related activities in the consumer bank. Chris also has experience underwriting and managing private bank, mortgage and commercial lending requests. Chris has a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Washington State University with a focus in Stakeholder Management. You can connect with Chris at: Chris.Folkerts@onpointcu.com

 


Chris Kane

Programs Chair

SVP, Commercial Banking Team Leader
Heritage Bank

  Kane, Chris
Chris Kane holds a degree in finance from Bentley University in Waltham, MA. After beginning his professional career with Merrill Lynch and Fidelity Investments in Boston, Chris relocated to Portland, OR, with his wife in August 2002. Shortly thereafter, Chris joined Columbia Bank and held the title of Senior Vice President, a team leader in the Private and Professional Banking Group. Chris oversaw the bank’s lending team in the Greater Portland market, including the market’s C&I, dental and healthcare lending programs. His extensive background in dental lending includes financing startups, acquisitions, partnership buy-ins, expansions and remodels. Today, Chris is a Senior Vice President on the Commercial Banking Team at Heritage Bank. He is married with two children and enjoys playing golf. Chris may be contacted at:
Chris.Kane@HeritageBankNW.com


Alex Gosline

Membership Chair

Commercial Lending Team Leader
Pacific West Bank

  

Alex Gosline has been an active member and committed supporter of the RMA since 2012, matching his tenure in the Portland commercial banking market. He has experience in all areas of commercial lending, from analysis to production. Most recently, Alex joined Pacific West Bank in 2018 as a Commercial Lending Team Leader with the aspirations of growing Portland’s only locally headquartered business bank. Alex holds a BA in Finance and Business Management from The University of Montana and an MBA from the University of Oregon. He is also the current board President with the University of Oregon EMBA Alumni Association and the Chair of the President’s Council with the Portland Business Alliance. You can connect with Alex at: agosline@bankpacificwest.com


Marisol McAllister

Communications Chair

Real Estate Attorney
Farleigh Wada Witt

Marisol McAllister has vast experience advising clients involved in simple and complex real estate transactions and developments. Because of her experience, Marisol is on the Oregon Real Estate Agency’s approved list of condominium lawyers. Marisol is a master at closing real estate deals because she has experience from all sides so can quickly analyze the issues and zero in on what needs to be done. She steers clients in the right direction and gives them the confidence to make good decisions. While Marisol’s practice includes real estate, financial services, and business, she finds real estate development and transactions to be the most rewarding because no two deals are the same. She enjoys diving into difficult issues, simplifying them for her clients, and expanding her level of expertise through new experiences. You can connect with Marisol at: mmcallister@fwwlaw.com


Cristal Finley

Developing Professionals Chair

Credit Analyst
U.S. Bank

Cristal Finley is a Credit Analyst with U.S. Bank in the downtown Portland area, where she supports the Wealth Management team with loan underwriting and managing relationships. She began her banking career as an RMA sponsored intern almost seven years ago and was drawn in when she saw firsthand how bank services play a role in helping others reach their goals. Alongside her professional career, Cristal has a passion for helping organizations carry out their mission and make a difference in the community and currently serves as a board member for Wayfinding Academy and The Native American Business Resource Group internally at U.S. Bank. Cristal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Concordia University-Portland. She earned an MBA with a focus in Finance from Concordia University-Portland in 2017. Reach Cristal at: cristal.finley@usbank.com


Kaco Newbury

Education Committee

AVP, Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager
Umpqua Bank

Kaco-Newbury
Kaco Newbury serves as the RMA Portland Chapter Education Committee Chair and as a Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager for Umpqua Bank. Originally from Salem, Oregon, Kaco has been helping clients in commercial banking for over fifteen years. A graduate of the University of Oregon, Kaco earned undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Business Administration. Reach Kaco at: KacoNewbury@UmpquaBank.com.


Dave Porter

Sponsorship Chair

Shareholder
Geffen Mesher

Dave-Porter

Dave Porter is known for his responsiveness, creativity, and client focus. After 15 years in public accounting with a Big 4 firm, Dave started and led two successful consulting firms over the next 14 years before coming aboard at Geffen Mesher. He also served as the VP of Finance and Controller for a rapidly growing manufacturer of technology products. His experience in public accounting, private industry, and consulting combine to give him a unique perspective.

Dave’s forensic expertise helps companies develop stronger internal controls, mitigate risks, and recover from occupational fraud when it does occur. “Business owners are focused on running their companies, and may not stop to consider that a trusted employee might be stealing from them.” This need led Dave to launch Geffen Mesher’s Forensic Accounting group. Under his leadership, the group has quickly become a well-rounded and sought-after forensic team. You can connect with Dave at dporter@gmco.com.