Long time Central Oregon resident Ryan Patrick is named to lead Cascade Bancorp's Board of Directors.
Patrick was born and grew up in Redmond, and his family has owned Cent Wise Hardware and Sporting Goods for over 60 years.
He says he's seen the economy have it's ups and downs, and believes he can help steer Cascade Bancorp into the future: "I’m very optimistic about the future and I do feel that we are beginning to see some of the signs of things turning around and becoming better. But that isn't for everybody, unfortunately, and we would just hope that the economy would come around and some of our customers and other folks would get a little relief from what's been a pretty rough patch of time."
Patrick says they are going to work on some safeguards that will help protect them, if there is another economic dip in the future.