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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Jessica Connolly

    February 29, 2024
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jessica Connolly to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of Kitsap Bank’s Bethel and Lund Branch in Port Orchard. With over ten years of experience in the banking industry, Connolly joined Kitsap Bank in 2022 as the Assistant Branch Manager of the bank’s Southern Region. Connolly is active in the community, logging the most volunteer hours amongst all Kitsap Bank employees in 2023. She serves as the President of the Board for Central Kitsap Food Bank, led her branch’s “From Shred to Fed” shredding event that benefited the South Kitsap Helpline, and dedicates her time volunteering with many other organizations throughout the region. “Jessica has a passion for service and creating meaningful connections with clients, business partners, and peers,” stated Jennifer Ruckman, Senior Vice President, Regional Operations Manager. “She inspires her team to serve their neighbors with the…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes April Onofre

    February 28, 2024
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of April Onofre to Vice President, Senior Commercial Payments Advisor. Onofre began as a Teller at the Bank’s Silverdale branch in 2002; and during her 22 years, has steadily worked her way up to her current position as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Payments Advisor. Onofre is a graduate of the Washington Bankers Association’s Retail Branch Manager Development program. Committed to her community April serves as a Director with the Greater Kitsap Chamber of Commerce and co-leads the Faith in Workplace Coffee Connects program. “April has made significant contributions to the organization. She is a strong leader who is committed to building meaningful relationships with our clients and the community,” commented Michael Gordon, Senior Vice President Commercial Payments Manager. “She has been a huge asset to the Kitsap Bank team and we are pleased to recognize her for her efforts with this…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes James Anderson

    February 15, 2024
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of James Anderson to Vice President, Chief Technology Officer. Anderson joined Kitsap Bank in 2011 as a Network Administrator, and during his tenure at the Bank he has steadily advanced his career to his most recent position as Vice President, Information Technology Manager. Anderson holds numerous professional IT certifications and is a graduate of the Washington Bankers Association’s Executive Development Program. “James has made significant contributions to Kitsap Bank. His extensive technical experience and the ability to recognize needs within the bank; offering technical solutions that enable us all to work together more efficiently, are a few of the reasons he is deserving of this promotion,” stated Jackie McVay, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer. “He is a true asset to the IT Department and Kitsap Bank as a whole. We are pleased to recognize him for his efforts with this…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Carrie Heaton

    February 15, 2024
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Carrie Heaton to Vice President, Risk Management & Security Officer. Heaton has been in the banking industry for over 15 years and joined Kitsap Bank in 2019 as a Branch Manager at Kitsap Bank’s Sequim Branch. She has steadily advanced her career, transitioning from Retail to Kitsap Bank’s Risk Management Department and to her current position. Heaton is a graduate of the Washington Bankers Association’s Manager Development Program, and holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Portland State University as well as a Master’s of Science in Integrative Health and Wellness from Creighton University. She has since continued her education by obtaining her Certified Community Bank Security Officer certification through ICBA and the Certified Fraud Examiner certification through ACFE. “Carrie has made significant contributions to the organization and brings a unique skillset to our…
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  • Kitsap Bank Spreads The Love By Donating To Area Non-Profits

    February 14, 2024
    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 it serves. For every hour that Kitsap Bank employees volunteered in 2023, the bank donated money to a non-profit of their choice. In total, employees volunteered over 3,600 hours. Selected non-profits received notification of the surprise donations on February 14th. “Kitsap Bank has a strong tradition of community involvement,” stated Steve Politakis, CEO. “Our employees have done a tremendous job giving back. 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 benefiting from Kitsap Bank’s MAD (Making a Difference) For Our Community Program are: Bremerton Foodline    …
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Janet Silcott

    February 13, 2024
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Janet Silcott to Senior Vice President, Marketing Director. Silcott joined Kitsap Bank nearly 20 years ago as Marketing Coordinator, and has since steadily advanced her career. In 2021, Janet assumed the role as Marketing Director, overseeing Kitsap Bank’s Marketing department. She is a graduate of Eastern Washington University holding a degree in English, Technical Communications, is a graduate of Washington Bankers Association Executive Development program, and holds a certification from UCLA in Marketing with a Concentration in Social Media and Web Analytics. “Janet has distinguished herself as a leader in her field, and is a valued and trusted member of our Kitsap Bank family,” stated Tony George, President and Chief Operating Officer. “She is a strong leader and an excellent representative of our organization. We’re very pleased to recognize Janet’s efforts with this well-deserved…
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  • Kitsap Bank Honors Employee of the Quarter

    February 5, 2024
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Lynda Douglas, Senior Financial Service Specialist at the bank’s Port Townsend branch, has been named the Employee of the Fourth Quarter for 2023. Douglas joined Kitsap Bank in September 2015 as a Client Service Specialist and has steadily advanced her career into her current role in 2022. She was selected for this award by her peers, who praise her for her dedication and willingness to go above and beyond to serve Kitsap Bank’s Clients. “Lynda is a valuable asset and dedicated team player.” states Jan Ralls, Assistant Vice President, Port Townsend Branch Manager. “Her tremendous work ethic, positive outlook, and professionalism make her a pleasure to work with; Lynda exemplifies Kitsap Bank’s mission and values. We are pleased to recognize her for her outstanding efforts.” Kitsap Bank’s Employee of the Quarter award recognizes employees for significant contributions to the operating…
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  • Kitsap Bank To Donate Over $440,000 to Area Non-Profits

    January 8, 2024
    Kitsap Bank announced that they will be providing over $440,000 in financial support to more than one hundred area non-profit organizations in 2024 through the Bank’s Community Connections program. Through its giving, Kitsap Bank supports a wide range of non-profit organizations annually in the six counties it serves – Kitsap, Jefferson, Clallam, Mason, Pierce and King. “At Kitsap Bank, we believe that growth starts right here at home,” stated Steve Politakis, Chief Executive Officer. “We are invested in supporting our local neighbors, giving back to those who need it most.” Kitsap Bank donates annually to local non-profit organizations that support and enrich the vitality of the community, including those invested in education and youth, environment and sustainability, arts and culture, addressing homelessness and food insecurity, economic and business development, and more. In addition to contributing monetarily, Bank employees also support the…
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  • Kitsap Bank Honors Employee of the Quarter

    November 10, 2023
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Samantha Georgson, Deposit Support Specialist II, has been named the Employee of the Third Quarter for 2023. Georgson joined Kitsap Bank in August 2009 as a Customer Service Representative, and moved into her current role on Kitsap Bank’s Deposit Support team four years ago. She was selected for this award by her peers who praise her for being a reliable, trustworthy, hardworking and positive partner. They noted that Georgson consistently demonstrates a high level of dedication, dependability and commitment to go above and beyond to serve Kitsap Bank’s clients. “Samantha has become a well-respected senior member of the Deposit Support team,” stated Lucy Walter, Assistant Vice President, Deposit Support Operations Officer. “Her willingness to share her knowledge with others makes her an invaluable team player.” Kitsap Bank’s Employee of the Quarter award recognizes employees for significant…
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  • Kitsap Bank's Fall Events Raised over $21,000 for Local Food Banks

    November 9, 2023
    Kitsap Bank recently held their fourth annual Shred to Fed events, presenting over $21,000 in donations to ten local food banks. These donations are just a portion of the commitments made to local food banks by Kitsap Bank this year. During the months of September and October, the Bank hosted ten “From Shred to Fed” events around the region. The public was invited to bring outdated or sensitive documents to various Kitsap Bank branches for secure destruction, while making a donation to the local food bank in that community. Combined with the bank’s corporate donations, Kitsap Bank generated more than $34,000 in 2023 for local food banks in Kitsap, Jefferson, Clallam, and Pierce counties The non-profits that benefitted from Kitsap Bank’s fourth annual “From Shred to Fed” events were: Bremerton Foodline Central Kitsap Food Bank Fish Food Bank Helpline House North Kitsap Fishline North Mason Food Bank Port Angeles Food Bank Port…
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