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Executive Profiles

Charles LeCocq

Charles LeCocq
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

Charles represents the third generation of LeCocq leadership at Peoples Bank. He served as President of the Bank from 1987 to 2013. It is under Charles' leadership that the Bank entered the mortgage business, formed Peoples Investments and grew Bank assets to over $1.6 billion.

Lisa Holleman

Lisa Hefter
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Lisa joined Peoples Bank in 1992 and became the Bank's Controller in 1999. In her current role as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Lisa is responsible for directing the financial activities of the Bank. Lisa also serves as the Chief Risk Officer, managing compliance risk, operational risk, and cyber risk. Lisa supports the Bank’s community relations activities and serves as the Chairperson of the Donations Committee.

Lisa is passionate about the business of banking and seeks continual improvement for the Bank’s customers, employees, and shareholders. In 2017, Lisa was named CFO of the Year for small private companies by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Terry Daughters - Chief Credit Officer

Terry Daughters
Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer

Terry joined Peoples Bank in 1999 as a Commercial Loan Officer. In 2009, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Team Leader, taking responsibility for all commercial lending activities in Whatcom County. In 2014, Terry was promoted to his current role of Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer where he is responsible for all aspects of portfolio underwriting and loan portfolio risk management. Terry was appointed to the Peoples Bank Board of Directors in 2017 where he will remain on the Bank's Senior Loan Committee and will help lead the Bank’s future growth.

As a lifetime resident of Whatcom County, Terry is active in his community, including past roles as President of the Bellingham Central Lions Club and member of the City of Bellingham’s Budget Advisory Committee.

Michelle Barrett - Director of Retail & Human Resources

Michelle Barrett
Executive Vice President
Chief Retail Banking & Marketing Officer

Michelle joined Peoples Bank in 2011 as the Director of Human Resources. In 2016, her management duties expanded to include oversight of retail banking. In her current role, Michelle is responsible for leading the strategic direction and administration of the retail division, as well as the planning, development, and execution of the Bank’s marketing initiatives.

Christopher Neros - Chief Commercial Banking Officer

Christopher Neros
Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Banking Officer

Christopher joined Peoples Bank in 2006 with more than 10 years of commercial banking experience. Throughout his career at Peoples Bank, Christopher served in several roles, including Commercial Loan Officer, Commercial Team Leader, and most recently, as Commercial Banking Production Manager.

In his current role as Chief Commercial Banking Officer, Christopher is responsible for all commercial banking activities, including production and relationship management. He appreciates that his position allows him to have a positive impact on Peoples Bank employees, customers, and the local communities.


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