VANCOUVER, Wash., May 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Riverview Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:RVSB)
Riverview Trust Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Riverview Community Bank announced today that its Board of Directors has named Christopher Cline to be president and chief operating officer, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Karas.
Cline is the Trust Company’s first COO and will work alongside Mr. Karas to oversee day-to-day business operations, and lead strategic planning and business development efforts. Prior to joining Riverview, Cline was the Senior Regional Fiduciary Manager for Wells Fargo heading up trust services in Oregon and SW Washington. He has also been extremely active in the legal community participating in the drafting and revision of Oregon trust and estate law over the past ten years
“Chris was the ideal choice to take the Riverview Trust Company to the next level,” said Karas. “We’re poised to take advantage of his vast experience working in the estate planning sector and providing legal counsel to high and ultra-high net worth individuals, foundations and trusts. I believe our clients will personally benefit greatly from Chris’ expertise and vision.”
Before joining the financial services industry, he practiced estate planning law for more than 15 years. Chris is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He has written The Law of Trustee Investments for the American Bar Association, and numerous other publications.
Active in the community, Mr. Cline is a board member of Neighborhood House and a former board member of Portland Center Stage. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English from San Francisco State University.
Riverview Trust Company, with $390 million in assets under management is one of the largest locally based wealth management firms in the Portland metro area. Chris can be reached at 360-693-7442.
About the Company
Riverview Bancorp, Inc. (www.riverviewbank.com) is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington – just north of Portland, Oregon on the I-5 corridor. With assets of $921 million, it is the parent company of the 92 year-old Riverview Community Bank, and Riverview Trust Company. There are 17 branches, including twelve in the Portland-Vancouver area. The Bank offers true community banking services, focusing on providing the highest quality service and financial products to commercial and retail customers. For the past 3 years, Riverview has been named Best Bank by the readers of The Vancouver Business Journal, The Columbian and The Gresham Outlook.
Investment services are offered through Riverview Trust Company, a subsidiary of Riverview Community Bank. Investments are not insured by the FDIC or any other federal government agency; are not deposits of or guaranteed by a bank and may lose value.
Contacts: Pat Sheaffer or John Karas Riverview Bancorp (360) 693-6650
Source:Riverview Bancorp, Inc.