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Meet the Staff of the New Scottsdale Branch

Our new Scottsdale Branch located at 6909 E. Greenway Parkway, Suite 150 is now open!

We hope you’ll stop by and visit soon. In the meantime, here’s some information about the Scottsdale Branch superstar staff who will be serving your business banking needs.

Jon Olson | Senior Vice President, Commercial Banker

Jonathan Olson has 30+ years in commercial banking. During his banking tenure, he developed a deep knowledge of the local market, with a specialization in commercial and industrial lending. He was attracted to RBAZ because of the bank’s focus on supporting local businesses as a trusted advisor. Jonathan is involved with the East Valley and Gilbert Chambers, and serves on the Finance Council for the Diocese of Phoenix.

Karen Vitkovich | Vice President, Cash Management Officer

Longtime Arizona banker Karen Vitkovich brings over 30 years of experience in the banking industry to her role as Cash Management Officer at Republic Bank of Arizona. During her career, Karen has worked in a variety of areas including treasury management, community banking, business banking, operations, fraud control, and merchant services. Karen joins a growing team of highly professional and experienced bankers focused on supporting local Arizona businesses with expert financial guidance.

Cathy Mireles | Vice President, Banking Manager

Cathy Mireles will travel between the Phoenix and Scottsdale offices as part of her operations duties with RBAZ. With a banking career that spans over 30 years, interacting with clients is what Cathy enjoys most about her job overseeing the Universal Teller teams in Phoenix and Scottsdale. The transition from working for larger banking institutions to smaller, community banks has been a positive one. Her past experience and training at a larger bank gave her the confidence to make the right decisions for her customers.

Sontia Ewing | Universal Banker II

Sontia Ewing brings five years of banking experience to Republic Bank of Arizona, originally working as a part-time teller, and later as a Mortgage Loan Processer. Prior to Republic Bank of Arizona, Sontia was a Financial Consultant with PNC Bank. She was attracted to RBAZ’s potential for growth and expansion, while also providing exceptional customer service. Sontia comes from a large family with eight siblings and more than 40 nieces and nephews. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, working out, yoga, and baking.

Edwin J. Shumaker | Universal Banker

New to Republic Bank of Arizona, Edwin Shumaker has been in banking for four years. He took a break from banking to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Biology, and his first year of medical school. He returned to banking because “it felt like a better fit”. He enjoys the family-like atmosphere at RBAZ. Edwin and his wife enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and playing with their dog.

Ribbon Cutting August 14

Join our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. presented by the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. You can RSVP for this free event here.


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