Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is comprised of highly successful business people from many sectors of the local economy. They are all active in our community and passionate about the Summit mission.
Paul Weinhold, Chair
Paul is a Founding Director and currently serves as Board Chair, Chair of the Compensation and Nominating Committee, and as a member of the Audit Committee. He is the President of the University of Oregon Foundation and has served in leadership roles for a variety of local non-profits and currently serves as the Vice President of the Oregon Urology Foundation. Prior to joining the University of Oregon Foundation, with more than twenty years in leadership roles in the commercial insurance industry.
Andy J. Storment, Vice Chair
Andy is a Founding Director and currently serves as Board Vice Chair, and as Chair of the Loan Committee. He is a Managing Director of McKenzie Capital, a locally owned private equity firm that manages investments in commercial real estate and operating companies in Oregon. Formerly, he was Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of Percon Incorporated and has prior experience in the accounting and wood products industries.
Richard M. Abraham, MD
Richard is a Founding Director of Summit Bank. He has been a practicing Emergency and Occupational Medicine physician with Cascade Medical Associates since 1979 and is their current President. He is also managing partner of Eugene Urgent Care walk-in clinics and the Medical Director of Cascade Health Solutions Occupational Medicine Program. He serves on the boards of Cascade Health Solutions, McKenzie Willamette Medical Center, and the Safety and Health Institute.
Alan V. Evans
Alan is a Founding Director and currently serves as a member of the Loan Committee. He is founder and President of Evans, Elder & Brown, Inc., a commercial real estate brokerage active in sales, leasing, and development of commercial properties. He also serves as Vice Chair of the the Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene. He previously served as Chair of the Arts Foundation of Western Oregon and as a member of the boards for the Eugene Opera and the Oregon Bach Festival.
Steve has been a Director since 2008 and currently serves as a member of the Loan Committee. He is the Director of Real Estate and Development for his family business McKay Investment Company. He has served on the boards of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, Lane Metro Partnership, and the Oregon Community Foundation. He is also active in local government, having served on the Mayor of Eugene's Economic Development Committee, the Eugene Enterprise Zone Committee.
Ann Marie Mehlum
Ann Marie has been the Chief Executive Officer and a Director since the Bank's inception in 2004. Her banking career spans over thirty five years. She currently serves on the board of the Oregon Banker's Association, where she is Past Chair, the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Community Banker's Advisory Council to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She previously served on the American Banker's Association Community Banking Council and on the boards of United Way of Lane County and Lane Metro Partnership.
Andy has been a Director since 2010 and currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee. He is Co-President of MLF Group, LLC (Pepsi-Cola Eugene, Coos Bay & Newport and Northwest Vending Company) and President of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Bend. He currently serves on the boards of the Oregon Soft Drink Association, the American Beverage Association, Cascade Health Solutions, Willamette Valley Council of the Oregon Community Foundation, and the Eugene Country Club.
Dennis G. Orem
Dennis is a Founding Director and currently serves as a member of the Compensation and Nominating Committee. He is the CEO of Jerry's Home Improvement Centers, with stores in Eugene and Springfield. He has been an active participant in local, regional and national industry trade organizations including serving on the boards of the Western Building Materials Association, the Home Center Institute, and the Eugene Chamber of Commerce.
Gretchen N. Pierce
Gretchen is a Founding Director, Past Board Chair, and currently serves as the Chair of the Asset Liability Committee, and as a member of the Compensation and Nominating Committee. She is President and General Manager of Hult & Associates, LLC, a local commercial/industrial real estate development company. She also serves on the boards of Pacific Source, Peace Health, and the Southern Oregon Leadership Council of the Oregon Community Foundation.
John R. York, MD
John is a Founding Director and currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. He is the retired President of Women's Care Associates ans serves on the Board of Trillium Holdings. He previously served on the boards of Agate Resources, Pacific Source, Medical and Surgical Specialists, and was the OBGYN Department Chair for Peace Health.