Michelle Connor

Michelle Connor

Director

“I’m enthusiastic to support a community bank that is focused on stewarding the financial needs of local businesses and entrepreneurs who are the heart of our communities.”

Michelle Connor is president and CEO of Forterra, a real estate non-profit dedicated to securing and preserving land in the Pacific Northwest. During her 25-year career with this premier conservation non-profit, she has worked on more than 400 transactions worth $500 million and provided executive leadership in all phases of public policy, community engagement, negotiations, fundraising, and innovative finance. She has a track record of community engagement including participating in the International Women’s Forum, Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission, USDA National Urban and Community Forest Advisory Council, and the Urban Land Institute. Michelle, who grew up on Budd Inlet in South Puget Sound and now lives in Seattle, is a third-generation Washingtonian. She earned her M.S. from the University of Washington’s College of Forest Resources and B.A. from the Evergreen State College.

Michelle Connor