Movers & Shakers 11/24/2017

Justin Jenks


Opsahl Dawson recently added Justin Jenks as an Associate in their Vancouver office.

Jenks is a home-grown Vancouver accountant, attending both high school and college in the area. He graduated magna cum laude from Washington State University Vancouver where he majored in accounting in 2016.

Prior to joining Opsahl Dawson, Jenks worked for a regional Portland accounting firm.

“Justin is a perfect match for our firm’s culture,” said Sierra Eckman, Shareholder at Opsahl Dawson. “For us, a match isn’t just about qualifications or experience. It’s about motivation, attitude and potential for growth.”

Outside of work, you most likely will find Jenks shooting par at any local disc golf courses.


Columbia Credit Union is proud to announce the recent promotions of four employees to vice president positions. Joe Dunn has been named vice president of underwriting; Diane Dunning is vice president of lending operations; Jeff McLauchlin is vice president of network services; and Kristi Muro is vice president of talent.

Joe DunnDunn began his career at Columbia Credit Union in November 2012 as a mortgage underwriter and was promoted to underwriting department manager in February 2014. He was named vice president of underwriting on Aug. 9, 2017. In this position he manages the underwriting department’s daily activities. He oversees the credit union’s consumer lending policies and all underwriting for mortgage, indirect, etc., small business and consumer lending channels.

Dunn is a resident of Camas. He attended the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and worked in the mortgage industry for several years before coming to work at Columbia Credit Union.

“I love the team atmosphere here at Columbia,” Dunn said. “It is a great feeling coming to work every day knowing that you are not out in the trenches by yourself.”

Diane DunningDunning has 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and started working at Columbia Credit Union in April 2010 as a loan operations supervisor. She was named assistant vice president and loan operations manager before being promoted to her current position as vice president of lending operations on March 13, 2017. She is responsible for overseeing accurate and efficient systems and teams for loan on-boarding, maintenance and processing for the credit union’s direct and indirect loans, including credit cards, personal loans, lines of credit and real estate secured loans.

Dunning is a longtime resident of Vancouver and a graduate of Prairie High School. She started her banking career as a part-time teller while attending Clark College. She has worked at Columbia Credit Union since 2010.

“I enjoy being able to work with a great team of people who are dedicated to providing outstanding service and helping members meet their financial goals,” Dunning said. “Columbia Credit Union has a friendly and fun atmosphere that makes coming to work very enjoyable.”

Jeff McLauchlinMcLauchlin is a resident of Salmon Creek. He has more than 17 years of experience working in the information technology field and began working at Columbia Credit Union in May 2016 as a network architect. In August of 2016 he was named interim manager.

McLauchlin was promoted to Columbia Credit Union’s vice president of network services on Aug. 9, 2017. His responsibilities include managing the information technology department’s infrastructure, server administration and help desk activities.

“The thing I like most about working at Columbia Credit Union is the sense of community that goes into all we do, both internal to the credit union and involving the greater community,” McLauchlin said.

Kristi MuroKristi Muro started her career at Columbia Credit Union in June 2013 as a recruitment and employee relations manager. She was promoted to assistant vice president of recruitment and employee relations prior to becoming vice president of talent on July 24, 2017. In her current role she manages the daily activity of the human resources department and is directly involved with recruitment efforts, employee relations and compliance oversight.

Muro is a resident of Camas. She has a bachelor’s degree in human development from Washington State University. When she started working at Columbia Credit Union in 2013, she had almost 15 years of human resource experience.

“Columbia has allowed me to be a part of a thriving and dynamic business organization that also demonstrates a consistent commitment to supporting the communities in which we do business,” Muro said. “This level of accountability is perfectly aligned with both my professional and personal values.”