Mark Grescovich ’91 Named President of Banner Corporation

01/13/2011

Mark J. Grescovich ’91 has been named Chief Executive Officer and President of Banner Corporation and its subsidiary, Banner Bank, and also a member of the board of directors of Banner Bank.  Banner Corporation is a $4.7 billion bank holding company operating two commercial banks in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Grescovich earned an MBA degree in finance from the CBA in 1991.  He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Miami University.

Prior to assuming the leadership of Banner Corporation, Grescovich was the Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Banking Officer for FirstMerit Corporation and FirstMerit Bank N.A., with responsibility for FirstMerit's commercial and regional line of business.