Meet Our Board Members
Kerry Johnson serves as a founding director of the bank and chairman of the board. Mrs. Johnson is the business manager for her husband, Douglas M. Johnson DMD, a general dentist with offices in Albany and Scio. Mrs. Johnson was appointed by executive order of the Governor of the State of Oregon to the Oregon Racing Commission. Commissioner Johnson is immediate past chair and current chair of the commission Budget/Hub fund and ADW subcommittees. Additionally, Mrs. Johnson is a member of the Linn County Fair Board, where she serves as their chairman. She is also past chair of the Linn County Expo Advisory Committee. A lifelong resident of Scio, she and her husband have two children.
Richard P. (Rick) Smith is a Certified Public Accountant, vice-chairman of the board, a native Oregonian and a graduate of Oregon State University. With nearly 30 years of experience in the public accounting profession he has represented clients in the construction, real estate development, transportation, medical, legal and retail industries. His professional focus has been in management consulting and income tax planning for those clients. He currently serves as a business manager for a Trust and is part of the management team of a radiology clinic. Prior to joining the board at Willamette Community Bank he served as a board member for a regional credit union for eight years. Rick and his wife live in Polk County near Rickreall and they have two grown children.
Kent Hickam serves as a director of the bank and is a past chairman of the board. Mr. Hickam has had a law office in downtown Albany for 28 years. Born and raised in Albany, he graduated from Albany Union High School in 1968. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, he then earned a law degree and a master's degree in administration from Willamette University. Mr. Hickam served on the Albany City Council from 1994 to 1998.
Timothy (Tim) R. McQueary serves as a director of the Bank. He is a native Oregonian and has lived in Linn County since 1952. He retired as a Department Manager from ATI Wah Chang after 37 years. Mr. McQueary has served on many local boards and commissions including Governor’s Commission on Senior Services, Cascade West Council of Governments, Community Health Clinics of Benton and Linn Counties, Public Transit Advisory Committee, Linn County Fair Board and Rural Development Initiatives. He also served on the Sweet Home City Council as councilor and two terms as Mayor. Tim and his wife Jo Ann reside in Sweet Home.
D. Thomas Ordeman serves as a director of the bank. Mr. Ordeman began his business career in high school working at Citizens Valley Bank, which was headquartered in Albany, where he remained until 1980 when he joined his family's business, Fisher Funeral Home, Inc. He is part of the fifth generation of the family to operate Fisher's. Mr. Ordeman has served on many local boards of directors including YMCA, Rotary, and the Linn County Fair and Expo Center. He currently serves on the board for the Albany General Hospital Foundation and is the chairman of the Linn County Fair and Expo Board. He has also served on the board for the Oregon Funeral Directors Association and is a past President of the national organization, Selected Independent Funeral Homes.
Selma I. Starns serves as a director of the bank and board secretary. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Oregon and has more than 40 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. She was a partner of Bartley & Starns CPAs and then a senior accountant with Anderson, Searcy, Magedanz & Crowe LLC, now Anderson Group CPAs LLC. She is a lifetime member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. She retired her CPA certificate in July 2007. She served the Corvallis School Board on the Budget Committee, then as a member and vice-chairman. She has been an active member of Zonta, a service organization, holding several offices at the local and district levels, and also served two years as finance chairman for Zonta International, Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, she was also a founding director and a past president of a local charity, Zonta Service Foundation of Corvallis.
Bryan Webber serves as a director of the bank. He is the president of Bryan Webber Farms, Inc., a grass seed and seed cleaning business located in North Albany. Mr. Webber has been in the farming industry for 27 years. He has lived in the local trade area of Benton County all of his life.
Daniel J. McDowell joined Willamette Community Bank in April 2013 as President and CEO. He has over 26 years of banking experience at both national and community banks working in the Willamette Valley. His banking experience has included a broad range of significant responsibilities including: auditing and operational compliance, process optimization and efficiency, product development, commercial credit portfolio management, commercial relationship sales management, human resource management, brand mobilization, and successful de novo branching strategy. He has had significant leadership roles within the region including serving as a director on a number of non-profit boards, and also chaired the Oregon Banking Association’s Lending committee.
John Jenks serves as a director of the Bank. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Oregon in 1981. Mr. Jenks joined his father at Jenks Hatchery, Inc. in 1984. This is a family agribusiness since 1910. Mr. Jenks has served on local boards of directors including the YMCA, Linn County Fair Board, Rotary, Oregon Poultry Industries Association and Oregon Seed Growers League. He is a past president of his Rotary Club and the Oregon Poultry Industries Association. He also served on the Oregon Fryer Commission. Currently, Mr. Jenks is chairman of the Albany Boys and Girls Club foundation and chairman- elect of the Samaritan Albany General Hospital foundation. John and his wife, Leslie, have two children and reside in Albany.