Daily News: November 8, 2018

Banner Bank Names Johnson EVP of Operations


Banner Bank named Kenneth W. Johnson executive vice president of Operations for and a member of the Executive Management Committee. Johnson joined Banner through the Skagit Bank acquisition, which was completed November 1, 2018.

In his role, Johnson will be responsible for overall branch operations, central deposit and loan operations, and physical security.

“It was the right time to align our operations functions under one executive,” said Mark Grescovich, Banner president and CEO. “Ken is an excellent addition to our team during this meaningful growth period for the company. His industry experience and skills will assist us in delivering scalable, efficient processing while maintaining our focus on outstanding service to clients.”

Prior to joining Banner, Johnson was Skagit Bank’s president and chief operating officer. He has more than 30 years of applicable experience, including leadership positions with Chemical Financial, Shoreline Bank and Michigan National Bank.

He is active with several financial industry organizations including Washington Bankers Association and Western Independent Bankers.

Founded 128 years ago, Banner Bank is a Washington-chartered commercial bank serving individuals, families and businesses at more than 200 locations in Washington, Oregon, California and Idaho. The bank is part Banner Corporation, a $11.4 billion bank holding company.