Movers and Shakers for June 18
Northrim Bank announced several promotions and new hires. Promotions include: Donna Fountain, associate vice president, call center assistant manager; Sarah Gaines, associate vice president, human resources operations manager; Jyah Gitomer, vice president, call center manager; and Jared Shary, associate vice president, marketing and sales manager. New hires include: Tiana Allen, special credits associate officer; Melissa Brigden, marketing analyst; Derek Lovvorn, vice president, core applications manager; and James “Jamey” Young, vice president, commercial loan officer. Fountain joined Northrim in 2006 and has more than 18 years of experience in the banking experience. She has held various positions at Northrim and has been with the call center since October 2016. Gaines has been with Northrim since 2002, where she started working at the Huffman Branch. She has been with the HR department since 2007. Gaines holds a bachelor’s degree with an HR emphasis from the University of Alaska Southeast. Gitomer has been with Northrim since last August. She has worked for 7-Eleven for the past 18 years in a variety of positions. Gitomer has her MBA from Texas A&M University, Commerce. Shary has been with Northrim Bank since 2009, when he was hired as a teller at the West Anchorage Branch. He moved to the Marketing Department in 2011, where he has since held a variety of marketing roles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance as well as an MBA in leadership from the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he served as both a protégé and mentor of the school’s Leadership Fellows program. Allen joins Northrim with 15 years of experience in financial services, banking and mortgage. She was born and raised in Anchorage and has returned after 21 years of living in the Lower 48. Allen spent the last seven years with Bank of America where she held various positions, and is currently pursuing her degree in business administration with an emphasis on finance. Brigden comes to Northrim with five years of marketing and social media experience and having worked as a universal banker at a bank in Washington. She holds a bachelor’s degree and is pursuing her MBA from Wright State University. Lovvorn joins Northrim Bank with 19 years of experience in IT, including applications development and support. He spent 12 of those years in the oil industry and the other seven in the financial services industry. Lovvorn holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Alaska Anchorage and holds multiple IT certifications and a Project Management Professional certification. Young comes to Northrim Bank with 27 years in financial services and banking. He has worked in banks throughout Alaska including Juneau, Dillingham and Fairbanks. Young holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Pacific Lutheran University.
Cassie Magwire has been promoted to the position of branch manager at the Credit Union 1 Debarr Branch. Magwire was initially hired in December of 2006 as a teller I at the Eagle River Branch. She held the positions of teller II, teller III, senior teller, member service representative, Anchorage Area assistant branch manager, Downtown Branch manager and Abbott Branch manager, the position she held prior to this promotion. Brooke Johnson has been promoted to the position of branch service manager. Johnson was initially hired in 2010 and has worked as a staff development trainer, assistant branch manager and branch manager, the position she held prior to this promotion. Before coming to CU1, she worked for several years in branch management and operations at other credit unions.