People in business
Valley of the Rogue Bank has announced the recent promotion of Susan Eichler to vice president and manager of the Ashland branch.
She will replace Frank Billovits who has announced his retirement. He has managed the Ashland branch since 1984 and will work with Eichler through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.
Eichler joined the company as a loan officer in 1983 when the bank acquired the former Heritage Bank in Ashland. Her 20-year banking career started at Heritage in 1978. During that time she worked in all areas of banking including business development and commercial, consumer and real estate lending.
She is involved in the Kiwanis Club of Ashland and the Ashland Chamber of Commerce and was recently selected as co-chair for the chamber's Greeters.
Linda Lomas has joined Salomon Smith Barney as a sales assistant for Allan Wright, Allan Rowell and Bud Barnum.
Formerly she was the assistant branch manager of Wells Fargo Bank at the Central Point branch.
She has been in the banking industry since 1990.
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