ELGL is excited to announce the addition of Barbara Baker, Umpqua Bank Executive Vice-President of Cultural Enhancement to the 2012 Issue and Speaker Series. Please join us on May 17, 2012 for this unique opportunity to learn about the famous Umpqua culture and how it may be used to improve your organization. Seating is limited to the first 60 RSVPs. The event will begin at noon and will be located at 20085 NW Tanasbourne Drive, Hillsboro, OR.
Barbara Baker is responsible for overseeing all culture, training and human resource functions for the financial services company, leading a team of 25 responsible for creating a positive and motivating work environment. Her efforts have helped the bank earn regional and national awards: Umpqua has been named to Oregon Business Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” 14 times since 1995 – and scored a No. 1 ranking in 2004 – and Fortune magazine named the company to its “100 Best Companies to Work For” for a fifth straight year in 2011. Umpqua was also recognized as one of only 40 companies in the nation to make the 2008 “Companies That Care” honor roll, came in at 56 in Training magazine’s “125 Best Training Departments in the US,” and Baker was recognized among the nation’s top human resource executives on HR Executives’ “2008 HR Honor Roll.”
Below I have included links to background on Umpqua’s cultural enhancement.
Leading for growth: assessing the growth impact of umpqua bank’s “cultural makeover”
Umpqua bank’s rapid growth in Washington: more ahead?
Case Study: Umpqua Bank
Umpqua Bank Makes the 2011 Companies That Care Honor: Nationally Recognized List Honoring Companies with Values-Driven Practices