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Peterson elected chairman of BEO board

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on May 9, 2018 5:02PM

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

Peterson joined the board in 1993 and is the current board’s longest serving director. He is president of Daily Bread Farms, a family owned farm near Ione. He and his wife, Lea, a middle school teacher, have three children.

Gonzalez joined the board in 2015. He owns an electrical contracting business in Richland, Washington. He and his wife, Delia, live in Richland.

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


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