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Pacific Financial in Wash. hires lending team from First Interstate

Pacific Financial in Aberdeen, Wash., has hired a commercial banking team from First Interstate Bank.

The $1.2 billion-asset company said in a press release that the seven-member team will operate out of Lake Oswego, Ore., near Portland.

The team includes Katherine Ledson, who was named commercial banking team leader, and Jon Little, commercial real estate manager. The other hires are Anthony Tomashek, Callum Auer, Robyn Chan, Tae Kim and Molly Schaefer.

The team “provides opportunity for increased growth, portfolio diversification, and presence in the greater Portland market,” Walker Evans, Pacific Financial’s chief lending officer, said in the release. “We are excited to welcome our new teammates and celebrate this important milestone.”

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