The Banner Corporation, a $9.9 billion bank holding company, has named Judy Steiner as chief risk officer. She replaces Tyrone Bliss, who previously announced his retirement effective later this month.
As chief risk officer, Steiner will be responsible for overseeing the company’s risk and compliance functions, as well as the bank’s interactions with industry regulators. She is also a member of the bank’s executive management committee.
Prior to joining Banner, Steiner spent 25 years with FirstMerit in executive leadership positions, including as chief risk officer, secretary, and general counsel. During her time at FirstMerit, the bank grew to $25 billion in assets and she expertly led the compliance team through those growth phases. During that same tenure, she gained significant experience in mergers and acquisitions including whole bank purchases, FDIC transactions, and branch purchases from peer divestitures.