|June 10, 2010 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 9, 2010ó Western Independent Bankers (WIB), a trade association and provider of education, endorsed products and services, and peer networking opportunities for community banks, announced Dan Heine, President & CEO of The Bank of Oswego as the newest member of the WIB Board of Directors for 2010-2011.
Heine represents Oregon on the board of the non-profit association founded in 1937. "WIB is honored to have a banker of the caliber and experience as Dan Heine as a board member for the coming year," said Nancy E. Sheppard, president & CEO of Western Independent Bankers. "His dedication to the spirit and cause of community banking will greatly serve WIBís community bank members. He is an ambassador for the importance of education of bank employees and directors because of the ongoing changes in our industry."
Besides being the President, CEO and a Founder of The Bank of Oswego, Heine has served the banking industry for 42 years, including 26 years with the prestigious ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves on the Boards of numerous civic and community organizations. Heine's visionary leadership has contributed to the growth and success of the 5-year old Lake Oswego community bank with total assets reaching near $160 million. The bank recently announced that they plan on doubling their size in the next few years and intend to offer shares of stock to the public beginning in July, in an effort to raise additional capital to support the envisioned growth. The Bank of Oswego focuses on serving business and professional relationships in affluent Lake Oswego, just outside of Portland, Oregon.