Columbia Banking System Welcomes Tracy Mack-Askew to Its Board Of Directors

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Columbia Banking System, Inc. announced the appointment of Tracy Mack-Askew to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2021.

“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Mack-Askew to Columbia and look forward to benefiting from her expertise in the areas of organizational development, governance and operations,” said Craig Eerkes, Chairman of the Board. “Mack-Askew have a strong history of business and community leadership in the Northwest, and her appointment honors Columbia’s tradition of naming community-based directors.”

Tracy Mack-Askew is the General Manager-HD Vocational Platform Development of Daimler Trucks North America and has a depth of operations executive experience providing direction and oversight to cross-functional teams while increasing market share, reducing product complexity and ensuring excellence in design. Ms. Mack-Askew currently serves as a Finance Committee member on the Governing Board of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington. She is Executive Sponsor of the Daimler African American Employee Resource Group and National Chair for the Policies and Procedures Committee of Jack and Jill of America Inc. In 2016, she was honored with an award for leadership in business and philanthropy from the Triad Business Journal’s Women in Business Awards.

Ms. Mack-Askew is a resident of Portland, Oregon and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Arts in Management from Harvard University and a Mergers and Acquisitions certificate from Harvard Business School.

Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ: COLB) is the holding company of Columbia Bank, a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank with locations throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The bank has been named one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Washington’s Best Workplaces,” more than 10 times and was recently honored as #1 in Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the Northwest region by J.D. Power in the 2020 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study. Columbia was named the #1 bank in the Northwest on the Forbes 2020 list of “America’s Best Banks” marking nearly 10 consecutive years on the publication’s list of top financial institutions.

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