Northrim Bank Executive Graduates From Pacific Coast Banking School

Northrim Bank, Chairman, President and CEO Joe Schierhorn is proud to announce that Jed Ballard, EVP - Chief Financial Officer, has recently graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS).

PCBS is a three year program that, in partnership with the Graduate School of Business at the University of Washington, offers a unique combination of world class faculty, cutting-edge curriculum, and highly qualified participants that defines it as The Premier National Graduate School of Banking.

The Class of 2021 attended a two-week resident session in August 2019 and completed their final two years with virtual sessions. The school boasts over 12,000 alumni, with hundreds serving as leaders of financial institutions across the country. PCBS utilizes its vast industry resources to provide tactics and strategies to deal with today’s most pressing banking issues. Students participate in a BankSim project were students must successfully operate a hypothetical bank through different scenarios.

Northrim has two additional officers currently enrolled in the three-year program at PCBS, Kari Skinner, SVP - Marketing and Communications Director and Amber Zins, EVP - Chief Administrative Officer (both starting their second year). Northrim has long supported the learning opportunities provided through PCBS. Past graduates of PCBS at Northrim include:

  • Joe Schierhorn, Chairman, President & CEO
  • Michael Martin, EVP - COO and General Counsel for Northrim is a long time professor at PCBS
  • Catherine Claxton, SVP - Real Estate Lending Manager
  • Jason Criqui, SVP - Commercial Lending Manager
  • Josh King, VP - Division Manager Northrim Funding Services
  • Kelly McCormack, VP - Lending Team Lead
  • Mhay Sy, VP - Special Credits & Loan Servicing Manager

“We are proud to have such a strong group of employees who are graduates of PCBS and believe that the additional training helps our customers and the community here in Alaska,” notes Joe Schierhorn, Chairman, President and CEO of Northrim. Mr. Schierhorn is on the board of directors at the school.