Umpqua Bank Promotes Hayslip to Lead New Community & Business Banking Division

Umpqua Bank promoted Ashley Hayslip to lead the company’s new community and banking division, which will support businesses with annual revenues between $1 million and $15 million.

“There’s an important segment of commercial enterprises that are vital to our economy yet need a financial partner with a robust combination of capabilities, creativity and personalized, hands-on support. Particularly at this critical moment in our economy, with disruption around every corner, I’m thrilled to have Ashley lead Umpqua’s new community and business banking division,” Tory Nixon, president of Umpqua Bank, said. “Throughout her career, Ashley has demonstrated a passion for businesses of all sizes. From roles in small and mid-sized companies to experience within financial institutions, Ashley has spent her career working to help businesses at different stages of growth. Her leadership and experience will be tremendous assets as Umpqua accelerates our investment in supporting businesses as they adapt to the rapidly changing landscape around us.”

Hayslip has more than 15 years of experience, including leadership roles at West Coast regional banks and in the finance departments of emerging businesses. Since joining Umpqua in 2016, she has served as senior vice president of strategy, leading growth and transformation initiatives in the commercial space. Most recently, Hayslip managed Umpqua’s bank-wide pivot to deliver more than $2 billion in financial relief to 17,000 small businesses through the federal Paycheck Protection Program. Under her leadership, Umpqua was one of the first financial institutions in the country ready to accept applications and helped save an estimated 250,000 jobs across the West Coast.

“Umpqua is uniquely positioned to support an important segment of commercial enterprises that need our size and sophistication, as well as our passionate focus on personalized expertise and service,” Hayslip said. “When leveraged in new, innovative ways, these qualities can make a significant difference in helping businesses remain competitive in today’s economy. I look forward to building a division that combines human expertise and connection with customized, creative banking solutions for our business customers.”

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