Peoples Bank has promoted Christine Eisses to vice president and real estate loan operations manager.
Eisses will manage the bank’s real estate loan operations department, which is located at 4183 Meridian St. in Bellingham.
She has 19 years of financial services experience, including the last six years with a focus on lending compliance.
In her new position, she will be responsible for management of all aspects of the real estate loan operations department, including the coordination of underwriting and closing functions.
A lifetime resident of Washington, Eisses was born in Skagit County and moved to Bellingham in 1988 to attend Western Washington University.
She is an active member of the local community through her involvement with the Washington Bankers Association’s Compliance Committee, United Way campaigns and Habitat for Humanity. She also volunteers at her children’s school.
“Over the last year, Eisses was instrumental in the loan originations system conversion and has been an important resource for loan originators and loan managers in her previous role as compliance manager.” said Tony Repanich, executive vice president of People’s Bank, in a press release. “We couldn’t be more pleased to have her dedicating all of her time and talents to the real estate loan operations team.”
Peoples Bank is a locally owned and operated, independent community bank with more than $1.2 billion in assets. Headquartered in Lynden, the bank was founded in 1921 and operates 23 full-service branches throughout Washington.