12/22/2017: Joanne Forsberg Retires after 19 Years with Oregon Pacific Bank
Joanne Forsberg Retires after 19 Years with Oregon Pacific Bank
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Joanne Forsberg, is set to retire on December 22nd, 2017 after nineteen years with Oregon Pacific Bank.
Joanne was hired on May 17th, 1999 by Tom Grove as Controller for the Bank’s accounting department. Joanne came to the bank with an extensive career in finance, having fourteen years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant prior to working in the banking industry. She completed her B.S. degree in business with an emphasis on accounting from Portland State University. Her career path before joining Oregon Pacific Bank covered accounting and auditing experience in both public practice and the private sector.
In 2001, Joanne was promoted to the position of EVP, Chief Financial Officer at Oregon Pacific Bank, which she would hold for the next sixteen years until her retirement. In December of 2007, Joanne was the recipient of the Bank’s very first Annual Chairman’s Award, in recognition of many years of outstanding dedication and commitment to Oregon Pacific Bank.
Always supportive of the Florence community, Joanne has served as a member of the governing board of PeaceHealth Siuslaw Region, and is an active member of the philanthropic organization Delta Gamma.
“Joanne has been a great friend and mentor to myself and her colleagues,” says Ron Green, President and CEO of Oregon Pacific Bank. “On behalf of all of us at Oregon Pacific Bank, we want to pass on a heartfelt thank you to Joanne, for your nineteen-year commitment to Oregon Pacific Bank. You have left behind a legacy that will be with us forever!”
Joanne’s vacancy will be filled by Amber White, who comes to Oregon Pacific Bank after seven years of experience at Pacific Continental Bank, where she previously worked as Vice President and Controller, overseeing the company’s financial and regulatory reporting.