Meet Debbie Weber, a pool-playing, award-winning financial leader
Like a skilled billiards player putting the eight ball in the corner pocket, Debbie Weber aims to make the challenging appear straightforward. As a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager and V.P., Debbie leads a team of “internal CFOs” who assist other groups throughout the Bank with financial analysis. The vice president is responsible for our company-wide budgeting and quarterly forecasting process. Her team meets regularly with executives and division managers to help internal groups—and the Bank—stay on track financially.
Recognizing that “no one likes doing a budget,” Debbie says her mission is to ensure her team of financial professionals do all they can to make the budget process simple for their business partners. As a manager, Debbie seeks to empower her team and keep them as informed as possible to support our various business lines. And while an annual budget process might sound routine, the team’s role is not. More than half of the financial analytics and forecasting they do is ad-hoc, relating to diverse Bank initiatives and team goals.
“We get pulled into unique conversations across the Bank,” she said.
Debbie started her career in 1996 as a Certified Public Accountant after earning an accounting degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane. She served more than a decade as a finance manager for a regional bank. In 2017, Debbie joined Banner as a Group Finance Officer, and was promoted to her current role in 2022. She received our Outstanding Finance Employee Award in 2018 and a Banner’s Best Award in 2019.
Debbie is in on track to complete her master’s degree in business leadership at Whitworth University in spring 2024. She’s enjoying the experience and is grateful for support from our Education Assistance Program, which reimburses up to $5,250 per year.
About billiards, Debbie knows a thing or two. She has a pool table at home and has played in a league a couple times a week for almost 10 years. Debbie enjoys the strategic and social aspects of the game, noting it’s a great community that supports you both inside and outside of the pool hall.
A longtime volunteer at the Spokane Humane Society, Debbie served six years on the organization’s board of directors and recently took on the role of fostering an elderly dog.