Johnson named EVP of operations at Banner

Kenneth Johnson

Kenneth W. Johnson was named executive vice president of operations for Banner Bank, Walla Walla, Wash., and a member of its executive management committee. He joined Banner through the Skagit Bank acquisition, which was completed Nov. 1.

Prior to joining Banner, Johnson was Skagit Bank’s president and chief operating officer. He has more than 30 years of applicable experience, including leadership positions with Chemical Financial Corporation, Shoreline Bank and Michigan National Bank. He has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing, and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

”It was the right time to align our operations functions under one executive,” said Mark Grescovich, Banner president and CEO. “Ken is an excellent addition to our team during this meaningful growth period for the company. His industry experience and skills will assist us in delivering scalable, efficient processing while maintaining our focus on outstanding service to clients.”

Johnson is active with several financial industry organizations including Washington Bankers Association and Western Independent Bankers. Currently, he serves on the board for the United Way of Skagit County and is a past president of the Burlington Rotary Club. He is also an active volunteer with Junior Achievement of Washington and the Skagit Community Action Agency.