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Board of Directors

Don Emery Gordon, Sr.

Don served in area and regional management positions involving dealer placement, sales, finance and development for Nissan Motor Corporation for 20 years. Mr. Gordon bought a Nissan dealership in Skagit County and operated it until its sale in 2003 and then transferred assets to Villaorba LLC, MYKA LLC and Day Creek Industries. Mr. Gordon earned a BA degree in Political Science from Washington State University.

Michal Cann

Mike began his banking career in 1971 in Montana, moving to Western Washington in 1985 as President and CEO of Valley Bank in Mount Vernon, Washington. Mr Cann moved to Oak Harbor in 1992 taking the reins at the bank on Whidbey Island. He retired in September 2008 as President/CEO of Whidbey Island Bank and its parent, the Washington Banking Company. Mr. Cann brings extensive experience, local market knowledge, and a proven track record as an innovative and successful banker to the position at Business Bank.

LuAnne Gordon Burkhart

LuAnne serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Villaorba LLC, MYKA LLC, and Day Creek Industries. These companies are in the business of property management and redevelopment in Skagit County. Previously Ms. Burkhart held positions as finance manager, title clerk and treasurer in the automobile industry. Ms. Burkhart received her BA in Communications from California State University at Sacramento.

Jay Duffy

Jay Duffy is an owner and President of JJMD, Inc., dba Bob’s Burgers & Brews in Burlington, Tulalip and Everett. Mr. Duffy is a local graduate of Mount Vernon High School and continued his education at Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington with a degree in BABA Accounting.

Peter Harold Hansell

Peter is retired from the real estate development business. Mr. Hansell formerly worked as a CPA for Peterson and Sullivan and later joined Securities Mortgage Company both located in Seattle. Mr. Hansell and a partner formed Stafford Hansell Company, a residential building company. Subsequently Mr. Hansell formed his own residential and commercial building company, both companies were located in Bothell, Washington. Mr. Hansell holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Washington.

Rogan Jones

Rogan Jones founded Affordable Information, Inc., a custom software programming business, Rowen Investments, LLC. a commerical real estate business, Sleepmaster, LLC. a retail mattress sales business, and is the President of Mt. Constitution Sites, Inc., an antenna farm business. Mr. Jones is a former Director for KGMI, Inc. Raised in Bellingham, Mr. Jones graduated from Sehome High School and from California Polytechnic University.

Chet Lackey

Chet T. Lackey is an attorney with Belcher Swanson Law Firm, P.L.L.C. in Bellingham. Mr. Lackey was appointed Attorney and Counselor at Law in November 1975 and specializes in General Law. Mr. Lackey graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and the University of Puget Sound Law School with a Juris Doctorate.

Dean Alan Smiley

Mr. Smiley, has been in the insurance business for over 20 years. He sold Smiley Insurance Services, Inc on January 1st, 2005 but continues to be employed as an agent. Mr. Smiley also develops and manages commercial properties in Skagit and Whatcom counties. Mr. Smiley earned a BS degree in Agricultural Mechanization from Washington State University in 1983.

Rick Tremaine

Rick retired in January 2008 from Business Bank with more than 32 years in banking. Mr. Tremaine developed the Real Estate Department at Business Bank and has been instrumental in the bank’s growth. In 2007 Rick was inducted into the Building Industry Association of Washington’s Hall of Fame. Mr. Tremaine has served as a director of the National Association of Home Builders, BIAW, SICBA and Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce.

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