Tacoma-based Columbia Banking System recently announced that Hadley Robbins, president and CEO, will retire Dec. 31 after nearly seven years of service with the company and nearly 40 years in banking.
“Hadley has served the Northwest banking industry and community well throughout his career, most recently as the immediate past chair of the Oregon Bankers Association and the chair of the South Sound Heart and Stroke Walk. We are grateful for his many contributions and wish him well in his retirement,” stated Craig Eerkes, chairman of Columbia’s Board of Directors.
Succeeding Robbins as CEO is Clint Stein, Columbia’s current COO. Stein will transition to the role of CEO on Jan. 1, 2020, when Robbins officially steps down. Chris Merrywell, Columbia’s chief consumer banking officer, will succeed Stein in the role of COO.
Stein joined Columbia in 2005 and was named executive vice president and COO in 2017. Prior to that, he held the role of executive vice president and CFO.