The president and general manager of Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory, in Vancouver, has been appointed to the board of directors for Riverview Community Bank and Riverview Bancorp, Inc.
Bradley Carlson is also currently on the board of the Fort Vancouver National Trust, Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation, Identity Clark County and the Washington State University Foundation.
“Brad is not only an astute businessman, he is a true pillar of the Clark County community who has served literally thousands of families in southwest Washington,” Pat Sheaffer, Riverview Bancorp chairman and chief executive officer, said in a press release. “Our strong board and company will profit from Brad’s expertise and experiences at the local and regional level.
“He has a global perspective of the opportunities and challenges that impact all of us from a personal, entrepreneurial, and governmental level,” Sheaffer added. “His 25 years of experience in the funeral business parallels the banking industry in many ways. It’s a deeply personal, consultative business that assists individuals, families and businesses from across the economic spectrum.”
Carlson, of Vancouver, is a former chair of the board and current director for the Association of Washington Business, a statewide business lobbying group with more than 8,000 members. He is also a past president of the Washington Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association.
Carlson served 11 years on the Washington State Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Cemetery board, after he was appointed by the governor.
Carlson has a bachelor’s degree in communications and advertising from Washington State University. He spent more than 10 years in the computer industry as a salesperson and sales manager before joining Evergreen in 1987.
Riverview Bancorp, Inc., with assets of $842 million, is the parent company of the 91-year-old Riverview Community Bank and Riverview Asset Management Corp. There are 17 bank branches and three lending centers. For more information, visit www.riverviewbank.com.