Banner Corporation Appoints Margot James Copeland to its the Board of Directors

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Banner Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: BANR) (“Banner”), the parent company of Banner Bank (“Bank”), announced that Margot James Copeland has been appointed to the Board of Directors effective March 1, 2022. Copeland was also appointed to the Board of Directors of Banner Bank.

Copeland specializes in developing strategies in the areas of workforce development and management, leadership, diversity & inclusion, philanthropy, and community outreach & engagement. She has over 20 years of experience, with her previous positions being at KeyBank and KeyBank Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. At KeyBank, she was Executive Vice President and Director Corporate Philanthropy and Community Engagement from 2001 through 2019; during the same period, she served as Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer for KeyBank Foundation. As a corporate officer and leader of corporate philanthropy and civic engagement, Copeland was a member of KeyBank’s Corporate Social Responsibility Council, which focused on philanthropic investments, corporate citizenship, and regulatory and corporate strategy. She was also a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Council and she served as KeyBank’s Chief Diversity Officer from 2001 through 2013. Prior to joining KeyBank, Copeland served on the Advisory Board of US Bank (formerly Firstar) from 1998 through 2001.

Copeland received a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University, a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio. Copeland will serve on the Compensation and Human Capital Committee and the Credit Risk Committee.

“We are very pleased to have Margot join our Boards of Directors,” stated Mark J. Grescovich, President and CEO. “Margot is exceedingly well known and highly respected in our business communities. She bring different strengths and a broad depth of knowledge that should help propel us forward as we continue to position the organization for future success.”

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