Meet Julia Beattie – The New President of People’s Bank
Education / Community / Career Timeline
Baylor University – Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Economics and Finance
The University of Texas – Finance MBA
Union National Bank of Texas
Moved to Southern Oregon
Western Bank – Commercial Lending Officer & Branch Manager
Joined the Central Point Rotary (President-Elect 7/21 – 6/22)
Moved to the bay area
Ran a Helicopter Company with her husband
Moved back to the Rogue Valley
South Valley Bank and Trust
Gordon Elwood Foundation Grant Committee
Gordon Elwood Foundation Board of Trustees currently serving as Chairman of the Board
Peoples Bank – Joined in July – Vice President/Commercial Lending Officer
Promoted to Sr. Vice President/Commercial Lending Mgr. September 2013
Mt. Ashland Association Board of Directors
Graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School
Promoted to Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer
Promoted to President of People’s Bank
Banking is in her Bloodline.
Banking is a significant part of her family’s history. Her grandfather started Muenster State Bank in Texas in 1923. He was president of the bank for 28 years, her uncle Henry later served as president for several years with his son, her cousin, stepping into the role in 1997. Her father served on the bank board for a number of years and so did her brother. She is proud of the work the bank has done in the communities they serve and saw first hand as she was growing up how a community bank can make a direct impact not only in the businesses they serve but the larger community as well.
Julia and her husband ran a helicopter company.
From 2000 to 2003, Julia and her husband, Brian, had the opportunity to relocate to the San Fransisco Bay Area and run a helicopter company together. From this experience, she gained great insight into the stress and pressure small business owners operate under and a deep appreciation for their tenacity and spirit. She attributes her understanding to what a small business owner faces every day to this experience and it helps guide her as she works with business owners today at the bank.
Julia is very involved in the community.
Even prior to joining People’s Bank she was serving on local non-profit boards and continues to serve as a leader on them today. She saw the direct impact her grandfather made in his community service and has carried on the tradition of bringing her skills, talents and passion to organizations that serve everyone in Southern Oregon.
Julia loves Southern Oregon
She moved to the Rogue Valley in 1993 from Texas and left only once in 2000 to run a company in the Bay Area with her husband, but they both found their way back in 2003 and have never looked back. She loves the work she does and people she works with. She also loves to ski and hike with her family (daughters Audrey & Elizabeth and son John). She and her husband both feel southern Oregon has been a wonderful place to raise their family.
Disclosure – Southern Oregon Business Journal Publisher Jim Teece Proudly Serves on the People’s Bank Board