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Steve Ruthven

Vice President
Business Development Advisor
Walla Walla
  • Graduate School of Banking, University of Colorado
  • B.S., Finance, Minor in Economics, Eastern Washington University

Steve enjoyed his early childhood in the Walla Walla Valley before moving to Ritzville, WA where he completed his formative years and graduated high school. He began his career in banking in 1989 before joining Baker Boyer in 1994, where he has honed his focus on networking with local businesses and the agricultural community. 

Steve has cultivated a deep knowledge base in business banking with an emphasis in agriculture and winery lending. He enjoys walking with his clients through the various stages of their business cycle, uncovering solutions collaboratively, discovering alternatives, and celebrating successes.

Steve is a member of Assumption Parish, lending his talents to its finance council, and is also a longtime member of Walla Walla Noon Rotary, a 4-H club leader and a volleyball coach for DeSales High School.

  • Five Things About Me
  • Enjoys playing and coaching volleyball
  • Plays basketball at the YMCA
  • Fan of Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, book and movie versions
  • Has visited Florence, Italy and seen Michelangelo’s David
  • Favorite Book: “The Agony and the Ecstasy, the biographical novel of Michelangelo” by Irving Stone