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  • Kitsap Bank Honors Employee Of The Quarter

    February 7, 2023
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Crystal Pankratz, Interactive Teller Service Specialist, has been named Employee of the Fourth Quarter of 2022. Pankratz joined Kitsap Bank in October 2020 as a Senior Client Service Specialist at Kitsap Bank’s South Park Village Branch in Port Orchard, before transferring to her current role in 2021. She was selected for this award by her peers, who praise her for her dedication and willingness to go above and beyond to help those, not only in her department, but throughout the whole bank. They noted that Pankratz’s premier customer service, positive outlook, and diligence make her a pleasure to work with and vital to the Bank’s continuing success. “Crystal is a valuable asset to Kitsap Bank and is a pillar of support to her team,” stated Erin Bick, Vice President, ITS Manager. “She is enthusiastic, efficient, knowledgeable, and we’re very pleased to recognize her excellent performance with this…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Erin Bick

    February 6, 2023
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Erin Bick to Vice President, ITS Manager. In this role, Bick continues to oversee Kitsap Bank’s ITS (Interactive Teller Services) Department. She joined Kitsap Bank in 2016 as a Learning and Development Specialist, and has since steadily advanced her career. In 2018, Bick was promoted to ITS Manager, leading the efforts to help launch Kitsap Bank’s ITS department.  In this role she has had an integral role in expanding the network to 24 ITS machines throughout five counties – making Kitsap Bank’s fleet of ITS machines the largest of any bank in the Pacific Northwest. Bick is a recent graduate of the Washington Bankers Association’s Management Development Program.   “Erin has made significant contributions to the organization. Her extensive experience and knowledge, strong leadership and attention to detail are a few of the reasons she is deserving of this promotion,”…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Jennifer Ruckman

    February 3, 2023
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Ruckman to Senior Vice President, Regional Manager. In this role, Ruckman will now oversee Kitsap Bank’s branches in Central and South Kitsap, North Mason and Pierce County. She joined Kitsap Bank over 17 years ago as Operations Supervisor, and has since steadily advanced her career. In 2013, Ruckman was promoted to Branch Manager of the East Bremerton Branch and in 2020 was promoted to Vice President, Regional Manager. Ruckman holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, and is a graduate of the Washington Bankers Association’s Management Development Program.   “Jennifer has made significant contributions to the organization. Her extensive experience, strong leadership and attention to detail are a few of the reasons she is deserving of this promotion,” commented Charles Robertson, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking. “She is a huge asset to the Kitsap Bank…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Tammy Armacost

    February 3, 2023
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Tammy Armacost to Senior Vice President, Regional Manager. In this role, Armacost will oversee Kitsap Bank’s branches in Clallam and Jefferson counties, as well as North Kitsap. She has been with Kitsap Bank for over thirteen years and most recently served as Vice President, Regional Manager. “Tammy has done an excellent job managing and leading numerous bank branches,” commented Charles Robertson, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking. “She is 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 $1.7 billion in assets, the Bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual clients. Kitsap Bank has been named a Preferred Lender by the U.S. Small Business…
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  • Kitsap Bank To Donate Over $400,000 To Area Non-Profits In Its 115th Year

    January 4, 2023
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that it will be providing over $400,000 in financial support to more than one hundred area non-profit organizations in 2023 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. 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 community’s non-profits directly by volunteering hundreds of hours each year. “Our local non-profits help make our community a great place to live and work,” stated Steve Politakis, Kitsap Bank’s…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Jason Morgan

    December 28, 2022
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Morgan to Assistant Branch Manager of its Sequim Branch. Morgan joined Kitsap Bank in February 2022, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the banking industry. He is committed to serving his community, having been involved with the Sequim Boys & Girls Club for several years, as well as serving on the board for Citizens for Sequim Schools. Morgan studied finance and computer science at Weber State University in Salt Lake City. “Jason has a passion for service and creating meaningful connections with clients, business partners and peers,” stated Tammy Armacost, Vice President, Regional Manager. “His dedication to delivering an exceptional client and employee experience will serve him well in his new role, and I am confident in his abilities to successfully lead and manage the Sequim Branch.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA,…
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  • Kitsap Bank And Soroptimists Sponsor 30th Annual “Knittin’ Tree”

    December 9, 2022
    Kitsap Bank and Soroptimist International of Port Orchard are joining together once again to sponsor the 30th Annual Knittin’ Tree clothing drive. Knittin’ Tree is a holiday season project designed to collect warm sweaters, gloves, mittens, hats, lap robes, and slippers that help meet the needs for children and seniors in the South Kitsap community. Items can be dropped off for the holiday season project now through Christmas during lobby hours at the following Kitsap Bank branches in Port Orchard: Bay Street 619 Bay Street Port Orchard, WA 98366   Bethel and Lund 3324 Bethel Road, SE Port Orchard, WA 98366   South Park Village 1700 Village Lane, SE Port Orchard, WA 98366   “We are so pleased to once again partner with the Soroptimists for their 30th annual Knittin’ Tree to give back to the community,” stated Heidi Villarma, Vice President, RE Consumer and Business Underwriter. “Through this…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Jessica Lutz

    November 14, 2022
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jessica Lutz to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of its Port Hadlock branch. Lutz began working as a Customer Service Specialist at Kitsap Bank’s Silverdale Branch in 2015; and during her seven years at the bank, has steadily advanced to her current position as Branch Manager. Jessica is committed to making a difference in her community through numerous volunteer activities. “As a local community bank, we’re committed to helping keep our local communities vibrant and strong,” commented Tammy Armacost, Vice President, Regional Manager. “Jessica shares this commitment, and demonstrates remarkable leadership, inspiring her team to serve their neighbors with the same passion and dedication. She is very deserving of her promotion to Assistant Vice President.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 18 locations throughout…
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  • Kitsap Bank Honors Employee of the Quarter

    November 10, 2022
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Cailyn Arndt, Client Service Specialist, has been named Employee of the Third Quarter for 2022. Arndt joined the Kitsap Bank family in August 2019 as a Client Service Specialist, and has steadily advanced her career being promoted twice in the last two years. She was selected for this award by her peers, who praise her for her exceptional team work and premier customer service. They noted that Cailyn is hardworking, knowledgeable, and a role model to her peers. “Cailyn’s dedication to excellent customer service makes her a valuable member of the Kitsap Bank team,” stated Kim Peterson, Vice President, Silverdale Branch Manager. “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 outstanding efforts.” Kitsap Bank’s Employee of the Quarter award recognizes employees for significant…
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  • Kitsap Bank Welcomes Jessica Connolly

    November 8, 2022
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Jessica Connolly has joined its team as Assistant Branch Manager Float for the Bank’s South Kitsap branches. A Kitsap County native, Connolly is accomplished in her career and brings over ten years of banking experience to the position. She is committed to her community, currently serving as Vice President for the Central Kitsap Food Bank Board of Directors and the Treasurer for her son’s school’s Parent Teacher Association. “We’re pleased to have Jessica join the Kitsap Bank family,” stated Jennifer Ruckman, Vice President/Regional Manager. “Jessica is well-suited for this position. She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and shares Kitsap Bank’s #causegood commitment to giving back to the community through active volunteerism.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 18 locations throughout Western Washington. With $1.7 billion in…
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