Mary Hipkiss, Director of Human Resources, Announces Retirement from Oregon Pacific Bank
Florence, Oregon – Oregon Pacific Bank (OPB) is honored to announce the retirement of Mary Hipkiss, our esteemed Director of Human Resources, who has dedicated 24 years of service to the organization. Mary’s retirement marks the end of an era and a well-deserved transition to a new chapter in her life.
Mary joined OPB on March 31, 1999, as a Human Resources Assistant. Through her unwavering commitment, exceptional leadership, and remarkable contributions, she quickly advanced in her career, assuming roles such as Human Resources Coordinator in December 2000 and ultimately becoming the Director of Human Resources in November 2001.
“Mary has truly committed herself not only to the success of Oregon Pacific Bank, but the individual success of each employee” stated Ron Green, President and Chief Executive Officer. “She has put our employees first, and the positive impact she has had on our organization will be her legacy. I am so grateful to have had Mary on our team.”
During her tenure at OPB, Mary played a pivotal role in supporting the bank’s growth as it expanded its footprint from a single-branch community bank in Florence to multiple locations across Coos Bay, Roseburg, Eugene, Medford and Portland. Her focus on creating employment opportunities for career growth, fostering a supportive work environment, and ensuring fair and respectful treatment of employees has left an enduring legacy within the organization.
Beyond her professional achievements, Mary has been an active member of the Florence community. She served on the Board of the Florence Chamber of Commerce for two terms, contributing to the development of the local business landscape. Mary’s commitment extended to her involvement in the Florence Rotary Club and the Western Lane Community Foundation, where she selflessly dedicated her time and expertise to enhance the community’s well-being.
As Mary embarks on her retirement, she looks forward to embracing quality time with her family and friends. She has a deep appreciation for outdoor activities, including hiking and enjoying the natural beauty of Oregon. Mary also finds joy in dancing and immersing herself in captivating books that broaden her horizons.
OPB extends its deepest appreciation to Mary for her invaluable contributions, unwavering dedication, and remarkable leadership throughout her tenure. Her positive impact on our organization and the community at large will forever be remembered. Mary’s retirement leaves behind a lasting legacy that will continue to inspire OPB’s commitment to creating a supportive, respectful, and rewarding work environment for our employees.