Karalee Chabotte, Vice President and Branch Manager of the Hood River and Bingen offices has 25 years of banking experience. Prior to joining the CenterPointe Bank team in September of 2010, Ms. Chabotte was Branch Manager at First Independent Bank serving in two locations; Vancouver and Bingen offices. Prior to that position, Ms. Chabotte was Assistant Manager for Bank of America, starting In Mesa, AZ then transferred to Portland, then Vancouver. Ms. Chabotte worked for Bank of America for 9 years. Ms. Chabotte worked for Key Bank of Oregon holding the following positions; Personal Banker, Operations Manager and then provided relief coverage for the branches from Albany to Portland. Currently, Ms. Chabotte resided in White Salmon, WA where she has lived for 8 years. Ms. Chabotte is a Past President for the Rotary Club of White Salmon/Bingen and a current member of the club, current board member (Secretary) of the Skyline Hospital Foundation, and Volunteer Firefighter for White Salmon.
Shae Kasinger, Vice President and Branch Manager of The Dalles Office has over 11 years of banking experience. Ms. Kasinger currently serves as Vice President/Branch Manager with CenterPointe Community Bank in The Dalles, Oregon. Prior to joining CenterPointe in 2008 she held the following positions with two other banks; Real Estate Loan Officer, Private Banking, Operations Manager and New Accounts/Teller. She volunteers her time and is active in her community. She is currently a member of The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Board of HAVEN (serving victims of domestic violence). Ms. Kasinger has been a resident of The Dalles most of her life and currently resides in The Dalles, Oregon.
Felicia Poole, Branch Operations Assistant, Bingen Washington. She has over five years of branch banking experience. Her experience includes; Customer Service Representative, Sales Representative, Teller, New Accounts, vault services, Merchant Teller, and other operational assignments. She is a lifelong resident within the Columbia Gorge area attended Columbia High School at White Salmon. She volunteers her time in the local community.
John Kasberger, Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer of the Hood River Office has over 22 years of banking experience. Mr. Kasberger was born and raised in Oregon. Prior to joining CenterPointe Bank in 2012, Mr. Kasberger was a Branch Manager, Loan Officer, Commercial Loan Officer and an Agricultural Credit Officer in Oregon and Washington market areas. His specialty is agricultural and commercial lending. Mr. Kasberger is very active in the community including; past President of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers Association, Hood River Rotary Club and many other community associations and events.
Judi Hicks, Vice President and Business Relationship Officer of the Hood River Office has over 36 years of banking experience. Born and raised in Oregon prior to joining CenterPointe Bank in 2013, Ms. Hicks was in the Central Oregon commercial loan market for over 15 years. Her specialty is commercial and agricultural lending. Prior to 1998 she was a Branch Manager also in the Central Oregon Market. Ms. Hicks is very active in volunteering at many community events.
Ruth De La Rosa, Vice President and Business Relationship Officer supporting The Dalles and Hood River Offices market areas, has over 34 years of banking experience. Prior to joining CenterPointe in 2013, she served the past 10 years as a commercial lender in the Salem, Oregon area, specializing in commercial financing, real estate, construction and consumer lending. Ms. De La Rosa accepted her position with CenterPointe to relocate to The Dalles and near her home town of Arlington, Oregon and to increase knowledge in agricultural lending. She is a member and Secretary of The Dalles Rotary Club, The Dalles Lions Club and the Chamber of Commerce, and enjoys giving back to her community.
Julie Veley, Vice President and Business Relationship Officer of the Lake Oswego Office has 35 years banking experience. Prior to recently joining CenterPointe Community Bank, she has held many positions with banking including Business Development, Loan Officer, Branch Manager, Cash Management and Personal Banking. Ms. Veley also was in Real Estate sales in Oregon. Ms. Veley is currently a member of the Lake Oswego and Tigard area Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in Tualatin for more than 9 years.
Mahlon L. Vigesaa, Vice Chairman, President and CEO, Director has over 35 years of banking experience. Prior to organizing CenterPointe Community Bank, Mr. Vigesaa served as Executive Vice President at a $7.5 billion commercial bank based in Los Angeles, California. His responsibilities included management of the multi-state branch system, all the operational and technology groups as well as being a senior member of the Bank's Management Committee. Prior to that position, Mr. Vigesaa was Senior Vice President and a key member of U.S. Bank's management team, from 1994 to 1998 in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Vigesaa began his banking career with Valley National Bank in Arizona. In his 24 years with the bank, he held many positions including management of the operations of the 225 office branch network, branch administration, commercial credit operations, customer support centers, cash vaults and other operational areas. He defined overall operational strategy for standardization and centralization, and developed and implemented improvements in 14 states. His education includes; Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Mankato Commercial College, Mesa Community College and Arizona State University. Mr. Vigesaa has been a resident of the Northwest for over 20 years and resides in Hood River, Oregon.
Vern L. Mohlis, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer grew up on an Iowa farm and is a 1985 graduate of Wartburg College in Business Administration with a minor in Economics. He entered banking and lending with Norwest Financial in 1985. His training and experience allowed him to earn positions in community bank sized organizations in Wyoming and Montana including positions as Senior Lender and as President. Prior to accepting his position with CenterPointe Community Bank, his most recent position was as Chief Lending Officer at Ozarks Federal Savings and Loan in Farmington, MO. Mr. Mohlis has lending experience in agriculture, commercial, and consumer lending fields. Mr. Mohlis participates in various civic organizations including Kiwanis, Rotary, and the SBDC Advisory Committee.
Willemina Van Pelt, SVP & Compliance / Operations has over 35 years of banking experience, starting her career in banking at Bank of Sunnyside, after graduating from Eastern Washington University with a BA degree. Prior to moving to Hood River, Ms. Van Pelt served as Vice President at Comerica Bank servicing the Southern California Region. Ms. Van Pelt also worked for Peoples National Bank in Seattle and US Bank, Seattle and Portland, Audit Divisions 1977 – 1998. Her love of community and the Northwest brought her to Hood River, Oregon to help start CenterPointe Community Bank in 2007. Ms. Van Pelt is currently a Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer (CCBCO) and serves on the Compliance and Operations Committees of the Oregon Bankers Association and the Compliance Education Committee for Western Independent Bankers Association. Ms. Van Pelt is active in the community and has served as Past President of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce and member of the Hood River International Lions Club.
Juel Turner, VP & Human Resources Manager, Executive Assistant has over 30 years of banking experience. Prior to joining CenterPointe in February 2008 she held various positions in executive management support, project management, performance management, and statistical reporting. She also gained valuable banking experience working for a de novo community bank in Portland, Oregon. She is currently on the Oregon Bankers Association Human Resources Committee and has served on this Committee since 2012. Ms. Turner has been a resident of Oregon for most of her life and currently resides in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Marcie Zorza, VP & Assistant Controller has over 20 years of banking experience. Prior to joining CenterPointe in 2008 she held the following positions with another local bank; Internal Auditor, Operations Officer, Personal Banker/Teller. She volunteers her time in fundraising events for the local youth. Ms. Zorza has been a resident of Hood River most of her life and currently resides in Hood River.
|The Dalles Branch
|Hood River Branch
|111 N. Oak St.
||1100 W Sixth St.
||2500 Cascade Ave.
||5285 Meadows Rd.
|Bingen, WA 98605
||The Dalles, Oregon 97058
||Hood River, Oregon 97031
||Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035