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People in Business

South Valley Bank & Trust has named Debbie Claiborne branch manager of its Hillcrest Branch in east Medford. Claiborne will oversee business development and daily branch management.

She has more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry, including 17 years in management.

She also received a certificate of completion from the Northwest Commercial Lending School.

Claiborne serves on the Junior Achievement Board and the Children's Miracle Network Leadership Committee.

Her past community involvement includes serving as Chamber Ambassador and treasurer of the Women's Board of Realtors.


Traci Martell, sales representative for Ticor Title, won the Toastmasters Southern Oregon Division humorous speech contest on Oct. 22 and will compete at the district level on Nov. 5 in Portland.

Martell has worked in the title/escrow industry for six years and has been an active member of the Toastmasters-Southern Oregon Speechmasters for the past year.


Seattle-based Washington Federal has named Alyssa Morales branch manager of its Medford office. Morales, a resident of Medford, had more than five years of banking experience before joining Washington Federal. She is a member of the Medford Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, as well as a volunteer at the Humane Society and United Way.

Washington Federal operates 166 offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

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