About Us

Umpqua Bank

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Who we are

Together for better


Umpqua believes that we can build economic vitality together. We do that by putting our priority on people and the communities they live in. That’s true if Umpqua is your personal bank, business bank, or private bank.  


We are the largest bank headquartered in the Northwest and a leading western U.S. financial institution, with over $50 billion in assets and more than 300 locations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. In addition to retail banking, Umpqua also offers comprehensive business banking and commercial finance services.


We are a bank but think of us as your financial partner. Because Umpqua knows that the best way forward is together. Together for people. Together for business. Together for better.  

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We were born out of Canyonville, Oregon, a small timber town nestled along the South Umpqua River. The small and hardworking community came together to build what they needed: a school, a church, a grocery store, a diner, an auto shop. When they decided they needed a better place than the local watering hole to cash their checks, they came together and built a bank. And in 1953, South Umpqua State Bank opened its doors. 


We’ve grown a lot since then, but our values have stayed strong. We believe in the can-do spirit. We believe in the power of community. We believe in supporting local businesses. We believe in giving back. And we believe that when it comes to banking, people should always come first.

Milt Herbert, one of Umpqua's founding fathers (second from left), and his crew

Our Executive Team

Clint Stein


Chris Merrywell

President, Consumer Banking

Tory Nixon

President, Commercial Banking

Drew Anderson

Chief Administrative Officer

Kumi Baruffi

General Counsel

Aaron Deer

‪Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

Lisa Dow

Chief Risk Officer

Ron Farnsworth

Chief Financial Officer

David Moore Devine

Chief Marketing Officer

Frank Namdar

Chief Credit Officer

Andrew Ognall

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Umpqua Bank values partnership because together we really are better. We work with outside vendors and suppliers that can support the needs of our business, customers and communities.  

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