Fortis Financial, Inc., the parent company of Fortis Private Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lyne Andrich as Board of Directors Chair, replacing Brian Soeldner, who will be stepping down as Chairman. Ms. Andrich joined the Board in June 2019, bringing 29+ years of experience in the Banking industry, including holding the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at CoBiz Financial prior to its merger with BOK Financial in 2018. She also held previous director positions with CoBiz Bank, CoBiz Insurance Inc. and CoBiz Wealth, LLC.
“It has been a pleasure serving on the Fortis Board of Directors over the past year, and I am honored to be appointed as Board Chair,” said Ms. Andrich. “I have tremendous respect for Chris Luce [Chief Executive Officer] and all the other board members. I look forward to continuing a supportive partnership with the executive team in driving the continued growth and success of Fortis Private Bank in delivering our best-in-class service model to our clients.”
“It has been a privilege to lead Fortis over the past decade,” said Mr. Soeldner. “I deeply appreciate having had the opportunity to work with so many talented, hard-working professionals. I am equally appreciative to have a leader with Lyne’s experience and industry knowledge take over as Board chair. I am confident that Fortis will continue to thrive for many years to come under Lyne’s leadership.”