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Mark Houston joins Bright Bank as president and CEO

Mark Houston

Mark Houston has joined Bright Bank as president and CEO for this new community bank based in Boise. As one of the founding members, Houston is responsible for developing the growth and profitability of the organization while ensuring an exceptional client experience.

Houston, a long-time Treasure Valley banker, has more than 36 years of banking experience, most recently as the head of Wells Fargo’s Private Banking for the Mountain Northwest Region covering Alaska, Idaho, Eastern Washington, Montana and Wyoming.

He has significant market knowledge and is deeply rooted in the community.

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a graduate of Boise State University, Houston holds a B.B.A. in finance. He has served the community in numerous capacities including as a founding member of the Idaho Community Reinvestment Corporation, a nonprofit mortgage banking consortium originally formed by 10 Idaho financial institutions, United Way Funds Distribution Committee, the Chamber of Commerce, Lions, NW Ada Little League, Children’s Home Society and the Boise State Alumni Association. He is a past member of the Boise Rotary Club.

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