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Retired Banker Joins SBDC as Business Adviser

RCC Small Business Development Center Director Ron Goss is pleased to announce that recently retired banker Deelia Warner has joined the RCC SBDC’s business advising team. 

“Deelia is a well-respected member of our local community and offers a wealth of banking, business assistance, and personal relationship experience with many of our businesses and community leaders here in Southern Oregon,” Goss said. 

Deelia’s banking career began in 1984 and for the last 15 years she was Vice President of Community Banking Relationships for U.S. Bank, serving business clients in Josephine, Jackson and Curry counties.

Deelia is a strong believer in giving back to her community, and has volunteered for many years with several local agencies, including United Way of Jackson County, Siskiyou Community Health Center, and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley. She is a past president of the Illinois Valley Rotary and was a participant in the Ford Family Foundation Leadership Program, helping to build a nine-hole disc golf course in the Illinois Valley. 

In 2009, she was honored by the Jackson County commissioners for her outstanding volunteer work for a number of Jackson County organizations, and for previously serving as president of the Medford Kiwanis.

Deelia is a member of the RCC Foundation Board, and will continue to participate as a member of the RCC SBDC Advisory Council.

In commenting about her new role as an SBDC business adviser, Deelia said, “Having worked with small business owners for most of my career in banking, I found the business advisers at the SBDC to be invaluable partners in helping my clients become more successful in managing their businesses, or in making their dreams of becoming an entrepreneur a reality. Now that I’ve joined the SBDC team, I can continue following my passion for helping small business owners in whatever way possible.”

Ron Goss said, “From a director’s perspective, I could not imagine a more qualified and ideal candidate than Deelia to join our team.”

Deelia’s favorite activity in the Rogue Valley is “exploring all the nooks and crannies of this beautiful valley we are so fortunate to call home.” Deelia and her family live in the Illinois Valley, where her family settled in the early 1900s. She likes to keep busy, going on road trips and enjoying the rivers, vineyards and surrounding mountains.