Chris Hammond

NeighborHub Relationship Banker
NeighborHub Relationship Banker
5 Years


Born in Washington, raised in Idaho, I am a lifelong Northwesterner. After graduation from the University of Idaho’s J.A. Albertsons College of Business & Economics, I moved to Seattle, Washington to start my professional career in 2015. I applied to Columbia Bank because I remembered the blue coach commercials and Columbia Bank’s “you’ll notice the difference” play-of-the-game on Mariners broadcasts when growing up in Boise. I have been with Columbia Bank ever since.

In the time I have been with Columbia Bank, I have been a part of many phenomenal teams that consistently are some of the top in the Bank, including the opportunity to open the first NeighborHub in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. When the opportunity came to bring Columbia Bank and its second ever NeighborHub to my hometown, I just could not turn down the opportunity. As a NeighborHub Relationship Banker, I can assist with a wide array of solutions for you. I can do it all from accepting a deposit to consumer and business lending.  As a NeighborHub employee, I can be a barista, event coordinator and even a keg technician. The NeighborHub employees are truly full of many skills.

In my free time you can find me doing something sports related. Sounders season ticket holder, Seahawks, Mariners, Kraken or something to do with my beloved Idaho Vandals. Whether it is my involvement as board member for the National Vandal Scholarship Fund or my official, unofficial Vandal podcast “Tubs At The Club”.  I am a sports fan and a banker to my core.