March 18th, 2015
11:30am – 1:30pm
at the Multnomah Athletic Club


Please join the Portland Metro Chapter of the Risk Management Association for an informative discussion with a panel of senior leaders from local and national banks. RMA’s annual theme for the 2014 – 2015 year aims to address and explore the future of the industry coming out of the deepest recession in memory: Banking Industry Outlook Repositioning for Growth: Challenges, drivers and potential.

Roy M. Whitehead, CEO and President of Washington Federal.

Formerly, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of First Interstate Bank of Colorado (now Wells Fargo), Area President for First Union Bank in Tampa Bay, and Executive Vice President of Fortune Bank. He spent 13 years in Texas banking, where he began his career. Mr. Whitehead has served as a Director of Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. He holds a degree in business administration and finance from the University of South Carolina and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking.

Roger Busse, CEO and President of Pacific Continental Corp.

Prior to Pacific Continental Bank, Mr. Busse served in a variety of credit and commercial lending positions over a 25‐ year career with US Bank. He is Board Chair of the Northeast Workforce Center and serves on the Port of Portland’s DBE Advisory Board. He has authored many articles and two widely used textbooks. Mr. Busse is a featured faculty member at the ABA sponsored Western Banking Commercial Lending School. He is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School, holds a bachelor’s degree from Reed College, a master’s degree from Harvard University, and is a graduate of the Harvard/MIT executive negotiation curriculum.

Ralph C. Hamm, III, Commercial Banking President for Oregon Inland Northwest Division at Wells Fargo.

Mr. Hamm formerly served as a regional vice president leading the Eastern Washington and North Idaho commercial banking business. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Ralph was an officer in the U.S. Army and a professional golfer. Ralph serves on the boards of the Oregon Business Council, Greater Portland, Inc., and the Oregon Symphony. Ralph earned a B.S. degree in environmental science and civil engineering from United States Military Academy at West Point in New York and a M.B.A. from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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