BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, upon completion of the annual shareholders meeting in Heppner, elected E. George Koffler as chairman of the board and Joel Peterson as vice chairman.

Koffler joined the Board in 1993. He retired from employment with Bank of Eastern Oregon in 2012 after a distinguished career that spanned 32 years. He and his wife, Debbie, live in Hermiston.

Peterson joined the board in 1993. He is president of Daily Bread Farms, a family-owned farm near Ione. He and his wife, Lea, a high school teacher, have three children.

“We are excited to have George and Joel lead the board of directors for the next year,” said President and CEO Jeff Bailey. “Both of these gentlemen are active and engaged board members. George continues his service on the funds management and loan committees. Joel chairs the funds management committee and sits on the compensation and loan committees. The vast experience and leadership qualities of these two men will serve our shareholders well.”

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