Profiles

Cathy Bihler, President, has over 38 years in commercial banking experience.  Cathy’s experience includes lending, credit administration, and marketing.  She is experienced in both developing new business and collection of problem loans.  In addition to managing and developing commercial loan portfolios for both National and Community Banks, Cathy was a SVP and Team Leader, responsible for training and development of loan officers and credit analysts.  Joining ABLS in 2010 as a Field Examiner, she assumed the role of President in 2015 following the retirement of John Nelson.  Cathy is a graduate from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Linda Gill, Operations Manager, has over 25 years experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining ABLS in 2002, Linda worked in both the Credit Support and Documentation Departments for Seafirst Bank and Bank of America. Her last ten years were in the Asset Based Lending Department for Bank of America where she monitored/analyzed loans for the Commercial Market division reporting significant collateral shifts and trends to credit decision makers. Linda graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology.

Esther Gladson, Field Examiner. Prior to joining ABLS in 2002, Esther was with Seafirst Bank and Bank of America for 26 years. Twenty of those years were in the Field Exam area of the Asset Based Lending Department as a Senior Examiner. She has had extensive experience with asset based credits of varying sizes and in virtually every industry. Esther is a graduate of Washington State University, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education.

Susan Davis, Field Examiner. Prior to joining ABLS in 2004, Susan was with Bank of America for 12 years, most recently as a Field Examiner and a Credit Analyst. Susan is a graduate of the University of Washington, with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

Ann Rickett, Field Examiner.  Ann joined ABLS in 2017 and has over 23 years in the Banking industry, including Senior Collateral Examiner and Senior Relationship Manager.  As a Senior Collateral Examiner, Ann was involved in identifying potential loss exposure, evaluating risk and determining adequacy of collateral.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Washington.