Albers School of Business and Economics

Mentors

Bob Ittes

Vice President/Commercial Team Leader
Whidbey Island Bank

Company Description

State-chartered commercial bank with 31 full-service branches located in six counties in Northwestern Washington State.

Job Description

Commercial lending team leader for the east King County market.  Responsibilities focused on developing a new market for the bank, including commercial lending, relationship banking, and building a team.

Employment History

Management of community banks; Employment history includes being the President/CEO of three community banks for the better part of the past twenty years

Education

MBA - Seattle University, Seattle, WA
BA - LaVerne College, LaVerne, CA

He has also passed his Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination for the North American Securities Administrators Association.

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Specific tasks this past year included review of a proposed business plan and peer group analysis of a bank's financial performance.  I also try to make myself available to review student's resumes and to be a resource to answer questions.  I do ask at the outset what each student's expectation is for the program and work towards meeting that goal.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Wednesday or Thursday mornings work best. Can arrange to meet on campus