Hornet to take reins at one of the West’s biggest banks

Talk about capital gains: This week, The Sacramento Bee reported that Hornet alumnus Cort O’Haver will be taking over the top jobs at Umpqua Holdings Corp. – one of the biggest financial institutions on the West Coast with more than 350 branches – in January 2017.

In the biggest move of his career, O’Haver will take over as the organization’s president and CEO, as well as chair of its Board of Directors.

The former Sac State English major and current president of Umpqua Bank, O’Haver (’86, English) got into finance relatively late.

Once he did, he never looked back.

O’Haver excelled in banking school before moving into various management positions throughout Northern California.

Next January, he takes over an institution that has seen unprecedented growth in the past two decades. Check out this week’s story in The Sacramento Bee below for an in-depth look at Cort’s journey through the world of finance:

Sacramento State alum will take over top Umpqua Bank posts in 2017 – The Sacramento Bee