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Riverview Community Bank executive Kim Capeloto to step down

By , Columbian staff writer
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Riverview Community Bank's Executive Vice President Kim Capeloto speaks at The Columbian's annual Economic Forecast breakfast in Vancouver in January 2015.
Riverview Community Bank's Executive Vice President Kim Capeloto speaks at The Columbian's annual Economic Forecast breakfast in Vancouver in January 2015. (The Columbian files) Photo Gallery

Kim Capeloto, executive vice president and chief banking officer at Riverview Community Bank, will step down from the company in February. He’s worked at the bank for 11 years.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time working at Riverview,” Capeloto, 60, said in a statement to the press. “I have had the honor to lead a dedicated team that puts customers first. I’m incredibly proud of them. I’m excited to tackle some different challenges, and I am currently considering several interesting opportunities. As a customer, shareholder and friend, I’m also looking forward to watching Riverview’s continued growth and progress.

“My tenure at Riverview really allowed me to continue my community involvement and my community connections,” Capeloto told The Columbian. “The thing that was most memorable from my entire time at Riverview was the friendships that I made with my co-workers and clients.”

Capeloto joined the bank in 2010, contributing to the bank’s growth — it doubled in size during his tenure — and customer focused branch system. There are soon to be 17 branches in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

“Of course, we are disappointed for Riverview; on the other hand, we are excited to see Kim explore new possibilities because that’s what he wants to do,” Kevin Lycklama, president and chief executive officer at Riverview, said in a statement to the press.

During his time at Riverview, Capeloto represented the bank at numerous community and nonprofit events, including for the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, Share, the Hough Foundation, Rocksolid Community Teen Center, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and CDM Caregiving Services. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Capeloto used to emcee or serve as auctioneer at about 40 events each year.

“I try and facilitate as many of those as possible, so they don’t have to pay for someone to do that job and more money stays in their pocket,” Capeloto told The Columbian.

He served on boards for Identity Clark County, the School of Piano Technology for the Blind, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington and the J. Scott Campbell Foundation.

Each of these organizations serves a particular niche, benefitting the surrounding communities, Capeloto said.

“If you can be involved with organizations that are bettering the communities overall where we live, then I wear that like a badge of honor,” he said. “That’s why I’m involved with them.”

The company’s leadership asked Capeloto to continue representing the bank in the community in the future, which he’s agreed to do.

“Wherever I land, I’m going to be somewhere in this community, and I’ll be involved in this community and I’ll continue to do whatever I can to help organizations,” Capeloto said.

Capeloto previously served as chief executive officer for the Greater Vancouver Chamber, before joining Riverview. Before that, he’d spent 25 years in the banking industry, most recently as president of the Bank of Clark County, which closed in 2009, as well as Wells Fargo and Union Bank.

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