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  • Kitsap Bank Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients

    June 15, 2021
    Each year, Kitsap Bank provides scholarships to students of employees who are graduating high school and going on to attend a college or technical school. This year, the Bank presented 14 scholarships to 2021 graduates. This year’s scholarship recipients are: Student Name School Parent (Kitsap Bank Employee) Alexis Sharp Port Townsend High School’s OCEAN Program Lana Landers Amber Gainey Wilson High School Todd Gainey Ashelynn Sizemore Klahowya Secondary School Holly Sizemore Baily Tellinghuisen North Kitsap High School Larry Tellinghuisen Brynn Nelson Bonney Lake High School Lori Nelson Cole Adams-Gordon Sumner High School Amanda…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Katerina Kuznetsova

    June 8, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Katerina Kuznetsova to Senior Vice President, Underwriter Municipal and Specialty Banking. In this role, she will be responsible for all underwriting activities for municipal and specialty banking requests. Kuznetsova joined Kitsap Bank in 2016 as Senior Vice President, Credit Officer at the bank’s Bellevue Commercial Loan Center, and has been in the banking industry for over 28 years. Kuznetsova received a Master’s in Physics and Computer Science from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. She is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, and has received a certificate in Real Estate Appraisal from Bellevue College. “Katerina has made significant contributions to the organization. She has a wealth of knowledge and her expertise in SBA lending was instrumental in Kitsap Bank’s successful response to the Paycheck Protection Program,” commented Rich…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Sammantha Ray

    June 8, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Sammantha Ray to Senior Vice President, Credit Officer/SBA Administrator. In this role, she will provide credit underwriting and support on all SBA requests. Ray joined Kitsap Bank in 2016 as Assistant Vice President, Credit Officer at the bank’s Bellevue Commercial Loan Center; but has been in the banking industry for over 10 years. Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in Finance and a minor in Human Resources from Washington State University; and is currently enrolled in the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. She is committed to her community, serving as Board Member and incoming President for the Puget Sound Region Risk Management Association (RMA). She also served as the Young Professionals Chair and Women in Banking Chair for RMA.  “Sammantha has made significant contributions to the organization. She has a wealth of knowledge and a strong work…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces New Bainbridge Island Financial Service Specialist

    June 3, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Stacy Hart will assume the duties of Financial Service Specialist of its Bainbridge Island branch. Hart began as a Teller at the Bank’s Bainbridge branch in 2003; and during her 18 years of employment, has steadily advanced her career to her most recent position as Senior Client Service Specialist. In her new role, Stacy will be responsible for gaining and deepening client relationships; assisting them with their banking needs. Hart replaces Bruce Eremic, who was recently promoted to Assistant Branch Manager of Kitsap Bank’s Bainbridge branch.  “Stacy is a tremendous asset to the Kitsap Bank team and has an extraordinary passion for building relationships with our clients and the community,” states Marlene Mitchell, Vice President and Regional Manager. “We are excited to have Stacy take on this new role, as she continues to serve our valued clients on Bainbridge Island.”   Established August…
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  • Kitsap Bank Honors Employee Of The Quarter

    May 3, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Lisa Wilmarth, Investment Sales Assistant for Olympic NW Advisors, has been named Employee of the First Quarter of 2021. Wilmarth joined the Kitsap Bank family in 2018 as a Senior Client Service Specialist at the Belfair Branch, before transitioning to her current position. She was selected for Employee of the Quarter Award by her peers, who praise her for her outstanding professionalism, exceptional team work, and her premier customer service. They noted that her efforts were “critical” to the success of the rebranding of Kitsap Investment Services to Olympic NW Advisors earlier this year. “Lisa is a valuable asset to Kitsap Bank and the Olympic NW Advisors team,” stated Matthew Kover, Senior Vice President, Manager Non Deposit Consumer Products. “She has an infectious, positive attitude, and is willing to go above and beyond to get the job done and serve our clients well. We are pleased to recognize her for her…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Sonya Pare

    March 8, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Sonya Pare to Vice President/IT Business Relationship Manager. Pare joined Kitsap Bank in 2008, as a Teller at the bank’s South Park Branch; and during her years at the Bank has steadily advanced her career to her most recent position as Assistant Vice President/IT Business Relationship Manager. In her role as VP/IT Business Relationship Manager, Pare manages the bank’s Help Desk and acts as a liaison between IT and the different departments at Kitsap Bank. “Sonya is a great resource for her colleagues; acting as a liaison between departments, recognizing needs and offering technical solutions that enable us all to work together more efficiently in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation.,” stated Jackie McVay, Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer. “She is a true asset to the IT Department and Kitsap Bank as a whole and we are pleased to recognize her for her efforts with this…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces MAD Donations

    February 26, 2021
    Kitsap Bank made a surprise announcement for Valentine’s Day, donating $15,000 to local non-profit organizations as part of the bank’s mission to #causegood in the communities the bank serves. For every hour that Kitsap Bank employees volunteered in 2020, the bank donated money to a non-profit of their choice. Despite the challenges that 2020 brought, employees still volunteered over 1,400 hours in their communities. Selected non-profits received notification of the surprise donations the Friday before Valentine’s Day. “Kitsap Bank has a strong tradition of community involvement,” stated Steve Politakis, CEO. “I am proud that our employees, even with the pandemic, were able to find a way to safely give back to their communities. Their dedication, commitment and capacity to contribute not only makes them a great asset to Kitsap Bank, but also to our communities in which we live and work.”     The non-profits that are…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Charlotte Wolfe

    February 19, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Charlotte Wolfe to Vice President/Credit Officer.  Wolfe is based out of Kitsap Bank’s South King Commercial Banking Center in Federal Way.  She has been with Kitsap Bank since 2017, and in banking for over 18 years; spending her entire career in the Puget Sound region. In her role as VP/Credit Officer, Wolfe supports the bank’s commercial lending team, working to deliver credit solutions to clients.  “Charlotte has made significant contributions to the organization,” stated Fred Holubik, Senior Vice President/Credit Administrator. “She has been a huge asset to the Kitsap Bank team and we are pleased to recognize her for her efforts with this promotion.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 18 locations throughout Western Washington. With over $1.5 billion in assets, the Bank provides a full range of financial…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Angie Goodman

    February 17, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Angie Goodman to Vice President/Credit Officer. Goodman joined Kitsap Bank in 2012, as a Loan Officer Trainee at the bank’s Fife Branch; and during her years at the Bank has steadily advanced her career to her most recent position as Assistant Vice President/Credit Officer. In her new role as VP/Credit Officer, Goodman will support the bank’s commercial lending team, working to deliver credit solutions to clients. “Angie has made significant contributions to the organization and is a dedicated member of the Kitsap Bank team,” commented Robert Banks, Senior Vice President, Credit Administrator. “She has been a huge asset to Kitsap Bank and we are pleased to recognize her for her efforts with this promotion.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 18 locations throughout Western Washington. With over $1.5 billion in assets, the Bank…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Todd Gainey

    February 17, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Todd Gainey to Vice President/Business Banking Relationship Manager. Gainey joined Kitsap Bank in 2013, as a Residential Mortgage Loan Officer at the bank’s Gig Harbor Branch and has been in banking for nearly 30 years. During his years at the Bank he has steadily advanced his career to his most recent position as Business Banking Relationship Manager. Gainey is a graduate of Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing. “Todd has made significant contributions to the organization and is well-qualified for this position,” commented Harbir Bower, Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager. “He has been a huge asset to the Kitsap Bank team and we are pleased to recognize him for his efforts with this promotion.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 18 locations throughout…
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