New York-based Union Bank  has announced that Debra Montgomery has joined the bank as Managing Director, Pacific Northwest Region Manager for the Private Mortgage Division of Union Bank Home Loans. Montgomery will manage the team of Private Mortgage consultants specializing in offering home lending products and services to the bank’s private bank clients and prospects. Montgomery is based in the Bellevue office and reports to William Bilicki, Private Mortgage Division Executive.
“Union Bank is committed to growing its mortgage portfolio, which is now the sixth largest in the nation,” Bilicki said. “That’s why we are so excited to welcome Debra to our Private Mortgage Division. Her successful industry track record, proven leadership capabilities, and deep knowledge of the Pacific Northwest market make her ideally suited to lead our Pacific Northwest Private Mortgage team, deepen our client relationships, and grow our presence in the region.”
Montgomery has more than 15 years’ experience in the mortgage industry. Most recently, she served as Northwest Market Leader for Movement Mortgage, LLC, where she led a team of mortgage consultants in addition to managing her own portfolio of clients. Prior to that, she was VP, Senior Home Loans Manager for Bank of America in Bellevue, Washington.
“Union Bank is one of the most respected mortgage providers in the industry and I look forward to working with the Pacific Northwest Private Mortgage team to grow our region and serve our clients’ specialized mortgage needs,” said Montgomery.
Debra has lived in the Seattle area for nearly 30 years and serves on the board for Seattle Urban Squash which provides free academic tutoring, squash training, and service learning opportunities to youth from underserved communities in the North Seattle area with the goal of increasing high school graduation rates and creating new pathways to college.