LAKE OSWEGO, OR-West Coast Bancorp is recruiting from US Bank to fill its top business banking post. Xandra T. McKeown, formerly senior vice president of business banking regionally for US Bank, is the new senior vice president of business banking for all of West Coast Bancorp’s operations. As such, McKeown also has ultimate responsibility for the company’s commercial real estate activity.

McKeown’s banking career has spanned 25 years with US Bank. West Coast Bancorp president and CEO Robert D. Sznewajs says the company recently completed a strategic plan that outlines future growth strategies, and the business banking sector surfaced as one of our most significant opportunities.

Indeed, McKeown’s arrival caps an extensive transformation plan to cater to the business banking community, including the introduction of an Internet-based Treasury Management Product Suite and internal restructuring to create specialized commercial loan centers throughout the Company.

West Coast Bancorp is a northwest bank holding company, operating 40 offices in Oregon and Washington. West Coast Bancorp is the parent company of West Coast Bank and West Coast Trust.

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