Enero Macias poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Yakima, Wash.

Macias is the underwriter for the Yakima-based bank, overseeing the approval process for every loan - whether for $10,000 or $1 million - for all of the bank's 10 branches in Yakima, Kittitas and Benton counties.

"Our main source of revenue are these loans," he said. "It's my responsibly to make sure we have good-quality loans."

Macias has been promoted three times in his tenure, crediting his experience (and some retirements) for his rapid career advancement.