Western WA Market Director

Sarah Howard

Sarah is an invaluable member of any business, lending more than 16 years of commercial banking and over 30 years of financial services experience to her team. Prior to joining Umpqua Bank’s Commercial group as the Western WA Commercial Banking Market Director, the long-time Gig Harbor resident spent two decades in Western WA; supporting, advising and assisting businesses on everything from financing guidance to improving efficiencies to bolstering profitabilities. 

An active member of the community, Sarah formerly served on the board of United Way of Kitsap and served as President of Clover Park Tech College Foundation; Lakewood First Lions club, and the Lakewood Chamber. One of her biggest passions is her involvement with the Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees where she has helped design 20 years of trees for the auction fundraiser. When she’s not volunteering or working, Sarah enjoys hiking, gardening, cross-country skiing and traveling.