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Washington Federal has named Linda Hutchens branch manager of its North Valley office in Grants Pass.

Hutchens has more than 35 years of banking experience. Hutchens most recently worked as a personal banker with South Valley Bank & Trust in October 2012. Before that Hutchens spent 12 years as Liberty Bank's operations manager. She is a board member of Southern Oregon Financial Fraud & Security Team, a financial fraud-prevention organization.


Pacific Residential Mortgage has named Vicki Shorb to a senior mortgage banker role at its Medford branch. Shorb brings more than 20 years of mortgage-lending experience to her new position. Before joining Pacific Residential Mortgage, she was a loan officer with US Bank Home Mortgage for 13 years. Shorb earned bachelor's degree in business administration from Southern Oregon University.

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