Northrim Bank, Chairman and CEO Joe Schierhorn is proud to announce that Amber Zins, EVP - Chief Operating Officer and Kari Skinner, SVP – Marketing & Communications Director, have 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 2023 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 four additional officers currently enrolled in the three-year program at PCBS, Tammy Kosa, SVP – Interior Regional Market Manager, Aili Peyton-Jalbert, VP – Treasury Management Consultant, Jaime Kissner – VP, Commercial Loan Officer and Nate Olmstead– SVP, Data Analytics Manager. Northrim has long supported the learning opportunities provided through PCBS. Past graduates of PCBS at Northrim include:

  • Joe Schierhorn, Chairman & CEO
  • Mike Huston, President
  • Jed Ballard, Chief Financial Officer
  • Jason Criqui, Chief Lending Officer
  • Catherine Claxton, SVP - Real Estate Lending Manager
  • Josh King, SVP - Division Manager Northrim Funding Services
  • Kelly McCormack, VP - Lending Team Lead
  • Mhay Sy, SVP - 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.