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Umpqua Bank has promoted three of its vice presidents in Eugene. Pat McClatchey, who has 31 years of experience in commercial real estate lending and credit administration as well as branch and departmental management, has been promoted to executive vice president and manager of Oregon commercial real estate.

Terry Gent, with 25 years of banking experience in commercial lending, credit administration and asset based lending, has been promoted to executive vice president, regional commercial banking manager, and will continue to manage commercial banking in Central, Southern and Eastern Oregon.

Ken Carson, previously vice president and manager of the Credit Services Group, has been promoted to senior vice president for the group. His primary focus will be on training and merger integration while also serving as a credit administrator in the loan approval process.

Lee Price has been named manager of the Wal-Mart store at 4550 W. 11th Ave., Eugene. Price, a 1993 University of Oregon graduate, began his Wal-Mart career in 1993. He has served as assistant manager of stores in Park City, Utah, and Ontario, Ore., co-manager of the Boise, Idaho, store, and manager of Wal-Marts in Blackfoot and Ammon, both in Idaho.


Annie Sakaguchi, owner and operator of Springfield McDonald's, has been inducted into the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington Hall of Fame. The hall was founded last year to honor people who have had an enduring impact on the charity. Sakaguchi was inducted for her work with Ronald McDonald House Charities for the past 20 years. She is a past chairperson of the board of trustees and is a current advisory board member.

Rick Scott and Karen Sieradski have joined the board of directors of Northwest Youth Corps, a regional education and youth development program. Scott recently retired after a 30-year career with the U.S. Forest Service, and Sieradski is a real estate broker with Windermere Jean Tate Real Estate.

Open for business

Michael Sussman has opened Polar Express Ice Cream, a pushcart ice cream service in downtown Eugene.

Stu Burge, 25 years after he founded the company, has sold his ownership interest in Metco Investment Realty Inc. in Springfield. Burge will continue to do business as Investors Realty LLC, representing investor clients in the sale, leasing and tax deferred exchange of commercial, industrial and apartment properties.

David Pierpoint has opened The Relationship Training Center, a division of Columbia Coaching Inc., in Eugene. He offers training programs and relationship coaching based on biblical principles.

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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Aug 9, 2005
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