John Manolides

President
Board Member

Mr. Manolides, age 55, a founding member of Commencement Bank and recently named president and chief operating officer, joined the Bank’s Board of Directors in January 2018.

Mr. Manolides is a Washington native and attended both the University of Washington and Pacific Coast Banking School. After graduation from the University of Washington in 1987, he began his banking career as an adjustor for Puget Sound National Bank. From there he worked as a collector, loan buyer, branch manager, and finally as a commercial lender following Key Bank’s acquisition of Puget Sound National. In 1997, he accepted a commercial lending position with Columbia Bank, where he stayed for the next nine years. Prior to being named president and chief operating officer, Mr. Manolides was the Bank’s executive vice president and chief credit officer since inception in 2006. His past and present community activities include: The Better Business Bureau (current board member; 2017 Chairman), Safe Streets (board member), and supporter of numerous local charities.

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