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Gilbertson succeeds Jones as manager at FG bank

After more than a decade at Bank of the West (BOTW) in downtown Forest Grove, Don Jones has left to become senior vice president and regional manager at Columbia Bank in Portland. Gilbertson

Jones, who lives in Forest Grove and received a master’s degree in business administration from George Fox University last December, was most recently a branch manager at BOTW.

He will be succeeded by Michelle Gilbertson, who has been branch manager at BOTW’s Cornelius branch for the last five years. Jones

“I’m excited about being back in Forest Grove,” said Gilbertson, a Vernonia resident. “I’ve been in western Washington County the entire 22 years of my banking career.”

She officially begins her new job April 1.