Bank Board of Directors 



 

 

Kathryn (Kat) Taylor, Chair
Kat's life has been dedicated to serving social justice and environmental health. Kat is active in a variety of social business, public benefit and philanthropic ventures in the San Francisco Bay Area. She serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Albina Community Bank, and serves as Co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank.  As affiliates, both banks are Community Development Financial Institutions whose mission is to bring beneficial banking to low-income communities in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. Beneficial State Bank (formerly called One PacificCoast Bank) is the result of a merger between OneCalifornia Bank, which Kat and her husband, Tom Steyer, founded in Oakland, CA, and ShoreBank Pacific, with offices in Oregon and Washington. Kat is also a Founding Director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF) dedicated to sustainable food production through ranching, tours, research, and school lunch and garden programs. TKREF owns the social business LeftCoast GrassFed, which raises cattle in ways good for people and planet. Kat serves and has served on many non-profit boards including the Harvard Board of Overseers, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, Insight Prison Project, KQED, Co-Chair of “Building the New CuriOdyssey Campaign”, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She graduated from Harvard College and earned a JD/MBA from Stanford.

 

 

 
Daniel Skaff, Director
Dan serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Albina Community Bank, and also serves as President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Beneficial State Bank and Vice Chairman of Beneficial State Bancorp, a triple bottom line banking organization dedicated to building prosperity in local communities with a focus on social justice, environmental resilience and economic sustainability. Dan is co-founder and Managing Partner of Radicle Impact Partners, an early stage venture fund investing in good food, good money and good energy.  In addition, Dan is Trustee and past Investment Committee Chair of the Marin Community Foundation; Trustee of the Latino Community Foundation; Board Member of the Bay Area Council; Member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council; and Advisory Board Member of Stratis Asia LP. Dan received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Harvard University, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Wharton Fellow and serves as a guest speaker in Wharton’s Leadership in the Business World Program.
 

 

 
Kay Toran, Director
Kay has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Volunteers of America Oregon since July 1999. In this role, she provides overall leadership and strategic direction for the social services organization. She strives to empower the individual and to create programs and collaborative relationships that promote education, self-reliance and equality for all people in our community. Prior to joining Volunteers of America Oregon, Ms. Toran was the Director of Oregon’s Services to Children and Families Department, a post which she held longer than any other person in state history. Toran’s former executive positions include time spent with the former Children Services Division, the State's Purchasing Division, Department of General Services; and as Assistant to Governor Vic Atiyeh as the State's Director of Affirmative Action. Earning her Master of Social Work degree from the School of Social Work at Portland State University, Toran went on to teach as an assistant professor. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Portland, Portland, Oregon. Toran also serves as a board member for Oregon Education Investment Board, Providence Health System, and University of Portland Board of Regents.

 
 
 
 
Michael Powell, Director
Michael has been the owner and President of Powell’s bookstore since 1981, a landmark in Portland that has attracted numerous prominent authors over the years. He only recently retired from the day to day running of that business. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Powell has been involved with numerous civic organizations, including the World Affairs Council, Port of Portland, Association for Portland Progress, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Multnomah County Library Board, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Board, American Booksellers Association Board, Portland Public Schools Foundation, Portland State University Library Advisory Committee and the SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) Program Advisory Committee, among others. Powell’s civic contributions have been recognized with awards including Willamette University's Glen L. Jackson Award for Civic Leadership, the Oregon Black Resource Center's Business Leadership Award, the Women in Communication Thomas Lawson McCall Award, and the Portland Oregon Visitors Association Gene Leo Rose Award for significant contributions to Portland tourism, among others.
   
 
Melvin Oden-Orr, Director
Melvin is the principal attorney with Oden-Orr Law, a Portland based law office.  A former corporate counsel for several years with the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) and the Portland Development Commission (PDC), his practice focuses on the areas of business transactions, corporate, real estate, public contracts, administrative and government legal matters.  He is a frequent writer and speaker on business law issues, including issues of particular relevance to historically disadvantaged business enterprises.  He is an active member of the Oregon State Bar and has served on the board of directors of a number community-based and civic organizations.  Mr. Oden-Orr received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1993 from UCLA, and is a 1996 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a recipient of the esteemed Rickert Award for public service.  Mr. Oden-Orr has been an Albina Community Bank customer since 1997.
 
 
 
Tom Cody, Director
Tom is the Managing Director of project^, a Portland based investment and property development concern.   Tom’s practice lies at the intersection of the natural and the built, celebrating and preserving natural resources by way of innovative urban developments.  His design-oriented and creative approach stems, in part, from his experience working in the offices of Frank O. Gehry.  Tom is a past Chairman of Oregon Ballet Theater, a previous juror for the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence and Hines Competition and an active speaker and thought leader in innovative urban development.  Tom holds an undergraduate degree in Planning and Development from the University of Southern California and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Harvard University. 
 
 
 
 
Randell Leach, Director
Randell has over 20 years of experience in financial services, and serves as Albina’s Chief Credit Officer and as President of Commercial Banking for Beneficial State Bank.  Randell has broad expertise in finance, operations, and new market development.  At the University of San Diego, Randell completed a BA in business administration with an emphasis in finance. He also received professional certification in the Pacific Rim Bankers Program at the University of Washington.  Randell currently serves on the Board of Directors of EarthAdvantage, and previously served as Treasurer and Board Director for Cascadia Green Building Council, and as Director for Friends of Trees.

 

Bank Executives



 
 
Kathryn (Kat) Taylor, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Kat was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer of Albina Community Bank in January 2017.  She also serves as Co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank.  As affiliates, both banks are Community Development Financial Institutions whose mission is to bring beneficial banking to low-income communities in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. Kat is also a Founding Director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF) dedicated to sustainable food production through ranching, tours, research, and school lunch and garden programs. Kat serves and has served on many non-profit boards including the Harvard Board of Overseers, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, Insight Prison Project, KQED, Co-Chair of “Building the New CuriOdyssey Campaign”, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She graduated from Harvard College and earned a JD/MBA from Stanford.

 
 
 
Daniel Skaff, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Dan was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer of Albina Community Bank in January 2017.  He also serves as President and Co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank and Vice Chairman of Beneficial State Bancorp, a triple bottom line banking organization dedicated to building prosperity in local communities with a focus on social justice, environmental resilience and economic sustainability. Dan is co-founder and Managing Partner of Radicle Impact Partners, an early stage venture fund investing in good food, good money and good energy.  In addition, Dan is Trustee and past Investment Committee Chair of the Marin Community Foundation; Trustee of the Latino Community Foundation; Board Member of the Bay Area Council; Member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council; and Advisory Board Member of Stratis Asia LP. Dan received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Harvard University, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Wharton Fellow and serves as a guest speaker in Wharton’s Leadership  in the Business World Program.
 
 
 
Susan L. (Sue) Campo, President and Chief Financial Officer
Sue joined the Bank in April 2016 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  She was appointed President and CFO in January of 2017.  Her 30+ year career includes senior management roles at Intel, U.S. Bancorp, NW Bank, and Bank of Oswego. Her areas of expertise include financial accounting, regulatory reporting, human resources, compliance, and risk management. Ms. Campo is a Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA) as well as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Inactive.  She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for JANUS Youth Programs.
   
 
Linda Merrill, Senior Vice President and Head of Retail Banking - Pacific Northwest
Linda joined the Bank in December 2006 as Vice President / Senior Operations Manager.  She was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2008, and Chief Operations Officer in 2015.  In January 2017, she was appointed  Head of Retail Banking for Albina and Beneficial State Bank offices in the Pacific Northwest. Her 30+ years of experience in the retail banking industry include serving as Vice President / Member Services with Unitus Community Credit Union, Vice President / Deposit Operations with Bank of the Northwest, and Vice President / Retail Administration with First Security Bank. Ms. Merrill volunteers with Open Meadows School, is an active member of the Lloyd’s Lyon’s Club, and has been a committee member with the Salem Chamber of Commerce, and the Portland Business Alliance.
 
 
 
Randell Leach, President of Commercial Banking and Chief Credit Officer
Randell has over 20 years of experience in financial services.  He was appointed Albina’s Chief Credit Officer in October of 2016; he also serves as  President of Commercial Banking for Beneficial State Bank.  Randell has broad expertise in finance, operations, and new market development.  At the University of San Diego, Randell completed a BA in business administration with an emphasis in finance. He also received professional certification in the Pacific Rim Bankers Program at the University of Washington. Randell currently serves on the Board of Directors of EarthAdvantage, and previously served as Treasurer and Board Director for Cascadia Green Building Council, and as Director for Friends of Trees.
 
Renee L. Newman,  Director of Community Banking and Cash Management Services
Renee Newman is a financial services executive with over 24 years of experience.  She has a diversified banking background in commercial, retail and wealth management, having worked in community, regional and large financial institutions. Renee is a graduate of Oregon State University and the Pacific Coast Banking School. She is an active community participant and volunteer and is passionate about financial literacy for women.
 
 
 
 
 

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