MBA graduate heads bank's new division

Dan Weldon, graduate of George Fox University's MBA programDan Weldon, a graduate of George Fox University's master's in business administration program, was promoted from vice president to eco-banking manager for Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation. Weldon is one of the few senior lending specialists in the nation who is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional. He will be responsible for building and leading the bank's newly created eco-banking division.

Weldon will oversee Umpqua's efforts to reduce energy and resource consumption within the communities the company serves and support businesses committed to becoming more environmentally sustainable. In this capacity, he will assemble a team of leaders across all of the company's business units. These units include: mortgage, commercial lending, community banking and private client services.

In addition, Weldon will lead the development, delivery and tracking of Umpqua Bank's energy loan and deposit programs, including the GreenStreet lending program which offers financing options designed to help small businesses and homeowners invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.