After 10 years as Branch Manager of First Independent's Bingen Office, Erin Anderson will retire on Sept. 1.
Anderson began his banking career in 1974 as a proof operator for Pacific National Bank in Seattle, working later for First Interstate Bank and Key Bank. He joined First Independent in 1993 as operations officer of the Stevenson Office, then as branch manager of the Bingen Office in 1996.
While manager of the Bingen Office, Anderson has been involved with the Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce and served two terms as board president. He has also served as treasurer and board president of United Way of Klickitat & Skamania Counties where he has been an active volunteer for more than 10 years. He has been active with the White Salmon Lions Club for 10 years, serving terms as treasurer, secretary and president, and has served on the FEMA board for several years.
A native of Oklahoma, Anderson has lived in the Columbia Gorge since 1988.