Luke Kneeshaw currently serves as Umpqua Bank’s Director of Legal and Government Affairs. In that role, he is responsible for various aspects of legal operations, governance, policy analysis, and advocacy. His prior banking experience has included roles in Retail, Operations, Compliance, and Risk Management. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Washington and graduate education at the University of Maryland and Imperial College London. He is passionate about advancing the interests of our communities in both his professional capacity and through his work with nonprofit organizations. Outside of work, his favorite activity is traveling (far and often, as time allows), with a particular fondness for South America, North Africa and the Middle East. Along with that, he enjoys going on culinary adventures in the kitchen and trying his hand at learning new languages.