Patti Moss the former President and CEO of the Bank of the Cascades has been inducted into the Oregon Bankers Association's "Hall of Fame."
OBA President Linda Navarro says there is a lot of competition for the award, but believes that Moss was an obvious choice.
"Patti is the perfect candidate for induction into the Hall of Fame. She was a very interesting and long career in Banking. She started as a teller and worked her way up to CEO and she's been recognized nationally multiple times as one of the top CEO's in the nation for community banking."
Navarro alsosays one of "Patti's best qualities" is her pride in being an Oregon Banker.
"it's been a though road for a lot of industries including banking during the past several years, and it's been heartening to people in our industry to look at Patti and see how much she honestly cares about building strong communities, and she'll be the first one to tell you how proud she is to be an Oregon Banker and that makes us all a little bit more proud."
She was inducted into the "Hall of Fame" in Idaho at the Oregon Bankers Association annual convention, held earlier this month.
Nationally, Moss has been named three times by "US Banker Magazine" as one of the top banking CEO's in the nation. She was also honored as one of the top 25 'most powerful women in Banking' for five consecutive years.
The honor also recognized her work in local groups such as St. Charles Medical Center, Central Oregon Community College, Bend Chamber of Commerce, Bend Rotary, and the Oregon Community Foundation, just to name a few.