West Linn's hometown bank, Pacific West Bank, will lose its longtime president and hero when founding director Steve Gray retires May 31. Gray served as chairman of the board for the independent bank from 2004 to 2008.
"Steve's contributions — both of time and personal resources — have been immense. It is no exaggeration to say that Pacific West Bank is only here because of Steve's commitment to the Bank and its role in the community," said Pacific West Chairman of the Board Ed Kawasaki.
Succeeding Gray as president and CEO is Pacific West's current chief financial and operating officer Bob Seibert. Seibert has been in the banking industry for 27 years.
Gray will remain on the board of directors for Pacific West.