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State Bank Northwest Announces the Creation of a New Agricultural Lending Team in Whitman County

September 1, 2021

State Bank Northwest President and COO, Lorilei Bruggink, announced today the creation of a seven member agricultural lending team to focus on Whitman County.

Four lending officers and two support staff will join SBNW Ag Specialist and Senior Vice-President John Widman to round out the team:.

These six are new hires:


Senior Vice President / Ag Lending Officer. Jacob is a lifelong resident of the Fairfield Wa., area, Jacob has been in the banking industry for 20 years and is a board member of Palouse Country Assisted Living in Fairfield and is an active 4-H leader.


Senior Vice President/Ag Lending Officer has spent his entire career in Whitman County with 37 years in banking. Tim is a Rotary Club board member in Colfax.


Vice President/ Ag Lending Officer  Mike loves the golfing and boating in Whitman County, has spent 37 years in banking and is a member of the Colfax Rotary club.


Vice-President/ Ag Lending Officer. Born and raised in Oaksdale, Zach has 8 years in the banking industry and is also a volunteer firefighter and EMS.


Commercial Loan Asst. Betsy has been in the financial services industry for 40 years


Commercial Loan Assistant . Yuki has lived in Whitman County the past four years and is moving to State Bank from First Interstate.