Meet Julia Beattie – The New President of People’s Bank

Education / Community / Career Timeline

1984

Baylor University – Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Economics and Finance

1986

The University of Texas – Finance MBA

1991

Union National Bank of Texas

1992

Moved to Southern Oregon

1993

Western Bank – Commercial Lending Officer & Branch Manager

1997

Joined the Central Point Rotary (President-Elect 7/21 – 6/22)

2000-2003

Moved to the bay area

Ran a Helicopter Company with her husband

2003

Moved back to the Rogue Valley

South Valley Bank and Trust

2010

Gordon Elwood Foundation Grant Committee

2012

Gordon Elwood Foundation Board of Trustees currently serving as Chairman of the Board

2013

Peoples Bank – Joined in July – Vice President/Commercial Lending Officer

Promoted to Sr. Vice President/Commercial Lending Mgr. September 2013 

2017

Mt. Ashland Association Board of Directors 

2018

Graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School

Promoted to Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer

2020

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

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