Agricultural finance expert joins Umpqua Bank in Templeton

Mark Pearce has been hired as senior vice president and manager of Umpqua Bank’s new commercial agriculture banking center in Templeton.

A California native, Pearce has more than 20 years of experience in agricultural finance with deep knowledge of production agriculture and the region. The office will provide agriculture and commercial business financing, including operating, equipment and real estate loans for farmers, ranchers and other local businesses.