Columbia Bank has announced the appointment of Janine Terrano to the Board of Directors of the company, effective today.

Terrano, who has extensive leadership experience in the South Sound’s tech sector, will be a member of the Audit Committee and Enterprise Risk Management Committee. In 1999, she founded Topia Technology, a data management firm in Tacoma; prior to that, she was also founder of Business Internet Services, growing that firm to serve the web development needs of large commercial and government clients.

“We are delighted to welcome Janine to our Board of Directors,” said William Weyerhaeuser, chairman of the board at Columbia. “She brings demonstrated board experience as well as expertise in data security and technology, having developed several successful businesses in the technology industry. We look forward to the contribution Janine will make at Columbia Bank.”

Terrano also currently serves on the Boards of MultiCare Health Systems, Geneva Foundation and Tacoma Art Museum. Ms. Terrano is a TEDx speaker and was the recipient of the 2013 University of Washington Tacoma Small Business Leader award.