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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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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Kevin Geister

    February 9, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Kevin Geister to Vice President/IT Officer. Geister began as a Teller at the bank’s Gorst branch in 1978. During his 43 years at the Bank he has worked in various departments, leading him to have an essential part in launching Kitsap Bank’s first automated system for retail banking. Geister has steadily advanced his career to his most recent position as Assistant Vice President/IT Officer. In his role as VP/IT Officer, Geister will be supporting the banks report writing and retail automation tools. “Kevin has made significant contributions to the organization. His extensive experience and relentless attention to detail 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 Kitsap Bank; his institutional knowledge is invaluable and we are pleased to recognize him for his efforts with this…
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  • Kitsap Bank Honors Employee Of The Quarter

    February 5, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Jonathan Caum, Network Administrator II, has been named Employee of the Fourth Quarter of 2020. Caum joined the Kitsap Bank family in 2017 and has become a valuable asset, not only to his immediate team, but to the bank as a whole. He was selected for this award by his co-workers, who praised him for his outstanding drive and creativity, exceptional team work, and his eagerness and determination to succeed. They noted that Caum’s efforts were “critical” to the success of launching the Paycheck Protection Program at the bank in 2020. “Jonathan is a valuable employee; his hard work and dedication makes him a valuable member of the Kitsap Bank team.” stated Jackie McVay, Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer. “We’re very pleased to recognize Jonathan’s excellent performance with this well-deserved award.” Kitsap Bank’s Employee of the Quarter award recognizes employees for…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces New East Bremerton Branch Manager

    December 3, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Marilu Aganon will serve as Branch Manager of its East Bremerton branch. Aganon began as a Teller at the Bank’s Bremerton branch in 1999; and during her 21 years at the Bank has steadily advanced her career to her most recent position as Vice President, Branch Manager for the Poulsbo branch. She has an Accounting degree from Centro Escolar University. Aganon replaces Jennifer Ruckman, who was recently promoted to Vice President, Regional Manager of Kitsap Bank’s South Sound branches.  “Marilu is a tremendous asset to the bank and has done a wonderful job managing the Poulsbo branch,” states Marlene Mitchell, Vice President and Regional Manager. “She has an extraordinary passion for building relationships with Kitsap Bank clients and the community. We’re excited to welcome Marilu to the East Bremerton Branch.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces New Poulsbo Branch Manager

    December 2, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Joy Balstad will serve as the Branch Manager of its Poulsbo branch. Balstad has been in banking for over 20 years. Joining Kitsap Bank in 2016, she spent the last four years as the Port Townsend Branch Manager. Balstad replaces Marilu Aganon, who will now be serving as Branch Manager at Kitsap Bank’s East Bremerton branch.  She is a Poulsbo resident, and has worked with many non-profit organizations, including local Chamber of Commerce organizations, United Way, and YMCA.          “Joy has done a wonderful job managing the Port Townsend branch and is a tremendous asset to the Kitsap Bank team,” states Marlene Mitchell, Vice President and Regional Manager. “She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service.  We are happy to welcome Joy to the Poulsbo branch.”   Established August 8, 1908,…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces New Port Townsend Branch Manager

    December 1, 2020
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Jan Ralls will serve as Branch Manager of its Port Townsend branch. Ralls has been in banking for over 20 years. Joining Kitsap Bank in 2015, she spent the last five years as the Port Ludlow Branch Manager. Ralls replaces Joy Balstad, who will now be serving as Branch Manager at Kitsap Bank’s Poulsbo branch. She is a Port Townsend resident, and is active in the community, volunteering for numerous organizations in the local communities.       “Jan has done a tremendous job managing the Port Ludlow branch for the past 5 years,” commented Tammy Armacost, Vice President and Regional Manager. “I am extremely proud of Jan’s accomplishments as a manager and am happy to have her lead our Port Townsend team.”   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…
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