Marty Dickinson Is the New Corporate Communications Executive for Sterling Savings Bank


Marty Dickinson has been recently appointed as the new corporate communications executive for Sterling Savings Bank, a subsidiary of Sterling Financial Corporation. In her new position, Dickinson will oversee the marketing, public relations and corporate communications departments.

Prior to her employment at Sterling Savings Bank, Marty Dickinson was the president of Downtown Spokane Partnership and vice president of Greater Spokane, Inc (formerly Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce and Spokane Economic Development Council). Dickinson also has prior telecom experience as marketing director, then general manager, of XO Communications and managed all marketing efforts for Cellular One in Portland, Ore.

“Marty’s prior work at the Downtown Spokane Partnership and Greater Spokane, Inc. has demonstrated her collaborative partnering skills, her drive and her passion around effective market positioning and public relations,” said Ezra Eckhardt, president and chief operating officer of Sterling Savings Bank. “Marty is highly respected in the Pacific Northwest for her advocacy of higher education, business growth and economic development. Marty’s energy will be a perfect addition to Sterling.”

Dickinson graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing communications. She serves as an officer on the YMCA Board, State of Washington Regence/Blue Shield Foundation Board and the WSU Spokane Advisory Board.

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