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PrimeLending Announces Two Pacific Northwest Promotions

Keith Griffin
Jun 30, 2022
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New area managers named for Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana

National residential lender PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, announces the promotions of two new area managers in the Pacific Northwest. Matt Eckard will oversee Oregon and Washington while Michael Heeb has been tapped to manage Alaska, Idaho, and Montana.

Eckard brings more than 23 years of mortgage industry experience to his new role after eight years as branch manager at the Portland Metro, Ore., branch, and its two satellite branches across Oregon and Washington.

“I am excited to add Matt to our West Division leadership team. Matt has proven to be an effective leader and results-driven originator. His perspectives on what is needed to win in this highly competitive market will be valuable for our entire team. Matt has the passion and desire to drive the growth we need in the Pacific Northwest,” said Al Velasco, executive vice president, west division manager at PrimeLending.

Heeb has over 20 years of mortgage industry experience after seven years as branch manager at the Eagle, Idaho, branch and its seven satellite branches, including Bozeman, Mont.

“Michael has worked hard to earn this opportunity to lead. He has demonstrated the ability to lead even when it is difficult. Michael has played an impressive role in our growth in Idaho and Montana. He is a true servant leader who leads with conviction. These skills are exactly what we need to drive our business forward in key western markets,” said Velasco.

Published
Jun 30, 2022
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