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Luke Shepard

Luke Shepard VP and Director of Commercial Lending

It’s nice to meet you! With more than 18 years in the banking industry, I am an experienced commercial relationship manager. I enjoy finding out the goals and needs of our business members so I can help them as they grow.

What do I love the most about Columbia Credit Union? Our organization is a local not-for-profit, co-op financial institution that gives in substantial ways to the communities we work and live in. Our motto of “making life better” is not just a motto but is the core of our culture.

My clients describe me as a knowledgeable and an attentive key business partner who offers financial solutions that assist in the success of their business. I provide outstanding service by learning about my clients’ business and industry and listening to their challenges and goals. In addition, open communication and being available are key to my clients throughout the year.

When not at work, I love spending time outdoors with my wife and dog exploring the Gorge, mountains, desert and beaches. We love traveling throughout the NW, wine tasting and making new friends. My favorite quote is from Steve Jobs, “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”