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Northrim Bank announces new positions and branch promotions

Northrim Bank is proud to announce the hiring of a new Human Resources Director and Commercial Lender, as well as changes in three of its branches in Anchorage and one in Fairbanks. Northrim Chairman, President and CEO Joe Schierhorn is pleased to announce the hiring of TJ Alinen, SVP - Human Resources Director and Amanda Clayton, AVP - Commercial Loan Officer. He is also happy to announce the promotion of Maia Hernandez, AVP - Branch Manager II, Seventh Avenue Branch, Katreena Little, Branch Manager, Huffman Branch, Liza David, Assistant Branch Manager, Jewel Lake Branch, and Donna Fountain, Assistant Branch Manager, Fairbanks Financial Center.

Alinen joins Northrim Bank with 20 years of professional human resources experience in Alaska and Arizona. He was recently the Vice President of Human Resources at the Calista Corporation prior to joining Northrim. Alinen holds a BA and an MBA from Wayland Baptist University. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-SCP). Alinen is a member of Anchorage Rotary and a former board member of the Alaska SHRM State Council.

Clayton comes to Northrim with 19 years of experience in the financial industry. She is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Clayton enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors, hiking, camping, boating, fishing and hunting.

Hernandez joined Northrim Bank in 2015 and has 13 years of experience in the industry, starting as a teller and advancing to a business banker and eventually becoming the branch manager at the Seventh Avenue Branch and Retail Banking Float Pool Manager.

Little has been with Northrim for over 10 years where she has been an Assistant Branch Manager before being promoted to Branch Manager. Before joining the financial industry, she was a Certified Medical Assistant. Little volunteers with Northrim’s School Business Partnership School, Fairview Elementary as well as Bean’s Café.

David started at Northrim in 2009 and has worked in a couple different branches in Anchorage. She studied at the University of Makati Philippines. David also volunteers with Northrim’s School Business Partnership School, Fairview Elementary.

​Fountain joined Northrim in 2006 and has over 21 years of banking experience. She has held positions throughout the bank and received Northrim’s Customer First Service Award in 2016. Fountain volunteers with Junior Achievement and the American Bankers Association Teach Children to Save.

About Northrim Bank
Northrim Bank is an Alaska-based community bank with 16 branches in Anchorage, Eagle River, the Matanuska Valley, Soldotna, Juneau, Fairbanks, Ketchikan, and Sitka serving 90% of Alaska’s population; and an asset based lending division in Washington; and a wholly-owned mortgage brokerage company, Residential Mortgage Holding Company, LLC. The Bank differentiates itself with its detailed knowledge of Alaska’s economy and its “Customer First Service” philosophy. Pacific Wealth Advisors, LLC is an affiliated company. www.northrim.com

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