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STCU names Spokane native Ezra Eckhardt as its next president

Spokane native Ezra Eckhardt has been chosen as STCU’s next president and CEO.


Former Sterling Financial CEO suing for discrimination

Heidi Stanley, who for two decades helped build Sterling Financial into a Northwest banking powerhouse and rose to chief executive officer, accuses two subordinates of leveraging her struggle with breast …


Sizing up TARP: In Lilac City, a Sterling example

Bailout has become a dirty word. Like most dirty words, it has migrated a long way from any actual meaning and become a verbal cudgel. It might be useful to …


Ex-city economic director to lead Condon transition

Spokane Mayor-elect David Condon on Tuesday announced that his transition will be led by the city’s former economic development director, and he promised to oversee an open government. “Obviously, I …


Caldwell: West Point trained local bankers to survive

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point graduates about 1,000 second lieutenants each year. Although trained to command men and women in combat, many leave the Army when their hitch …


Employees kept focus during crisis

Sterling Financial Corp. survived because employees did not let its capital woes break their focus on customer relationships, Chief Operating Officer Ezra Eckhardt said Thursday. Meanwhile, he said, officers worked …


Sterling turns the corner after cease-and-desist order

A new Sterling Financial Corp. management team did not know what would be expected of them in October 2009. Federal and state regulators had forced the board of directors to …


Bert Caldwell: Bank survival is essential for community

Banking regulators have become the process servers for a sick Washington economy, delivering orders and memorandums commanding financial directors, chief executive officers and other executives to clean up their institutions. …


Sterling execs hopeful

A day after Sterling Financial Corp.’s longtime leaders were ousted, the company’s new executives say they’re confident subsidiary Sterling Savings Bank can raise $300 million and meet other demands contained …