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By Lou Marzeles

New manager wants to build professional 'teams"


WELCOME: Rod Cole is the new manager at the Goldendale branch of Columbia Bank.

Rod Cole, new branch manager at Columbia Bank in Goldendale as of May 18, is from the tiny town of Heppner, Oregon, a farming community a lot like Goldendale. He went to school about as far from there as you can get, in Miami, Florida, studying business management in the swelter capital of the U.S. From there, it was back west, to Sacramento, California, working in the restaurant industry. Another career bounce took into the mystery shopped business back in the Northwest for a few years.

One day someone at his church said, "Have you thought about banking?" "So I got into banking," Cole says, "thinking I'd do this for a little while and see what else comes up. Twenty-three years later, I'm...

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