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  • Kitsap Bank Honors Employee of the Quarter

    May 19, 2022
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Amy Lundquist, Deposit Support Specialist II, has been named Employee of the First Quarter of 2022. Lundquist joined Kitsap Bank in 2011 as a Client Service Specialist at Kitsap Bank’s Bethel and Lund Branch in Port Orchard, and has steadily advanced her career moving into the Bank’s Deposit Support department in 2019. She was selected for this award by her peers, who praise her for her outstanding dependability and self-motivation. They noted that Lundquist’s willingness to go above and beyond, positive outlook, and diligence make her a pleasure to work with and vital to the Bank’s continuing success. “Amy is a valuable asset to Kitsap Bank and is a pillar of support to her team,” stated Lucy Walter, Assistant Vice President, Deposit Support Operations Officer. “She is enthusiastic, efficient, knowledgeable, and we’re very pleased to recognize her excellent performance with this…
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  • Kitsap Bank Welcomes Lisa Hobbs

    May 11, 2022
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Lisa Hobbs has joined its team as Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Security Officer. Hobbs joins Kitsap Bank with over 25 years of experience in the banking industry and is a longtime resident of Kitsap. She is a graduate of Columbus State Community College, where she earned her Associates Degree. “It is our pleasure to welcome Lisa to the Kitsap Bank family,” stated Sue Besselievre, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Security. “Lisa is experienced, enthusiastic, and brings a wealth of knowledge and proficiency to this role. She will be a valuable asset to Kitsap Bank.”   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 Welcomes Christopher Lopez

    May 10, 2022
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Christopher Lopez has joined its team as the Branch Manager of the bank’s Sequim Branch. Originally from Southern California, Lopez and his wife moved to Washington in January 2017. Lopez is accomplished in his career with eighteen years of experience in the banking industry and branch operations. In California, he was an ambassador for the Laguna Niguel Chamber, Kiwanis for Laguna Niguel, and BNI in Laguna Niguel. Lopez formerly held Series 6, 63, and life insurance licenses. He enjoys spending his free time playing the drums, writing, and riding his motorcycle. “We’re pleased to have Chris join Kitsap Bank,” stated Tammy Armacost, Vice President/Regional Manager. “Chris is well-suited for this position. He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and shares Kitsap Bank’s commitment to building relationships with our customers and community.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is…
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  • Olympic Bancorp Reports Strong Financial Performance For 2021

    March 31, 2022
    Olympic Bancorp and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kitsap Bank, reported another strong year of financial performance in 2021. The family-owned bank continues to maintain a strong core deposit base, growing deposits by almost 15% year-over-year to nearly $1.5 billion. The bank made the strategic decision to prioritize Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness in 2021, and by year-end nearly every PPP loan was forgiven. Kitsap Bank announced a net income of $19.5 million in 2021 compared to $18.4 million in 2020. Return on Assets was 1.51 percent. “Kitsap Bank had another strong year of financial performance.  Our asset quality continues to remain excellent, and the bank is well-capitalized for the future.” stated Steve Politakis, Chief Executive Officer. “I am very proud of our Kitsap Bank employees who continue to demonstrate resiliency, determination, and a commitment to helping our clients and communities.” The full annual report can be viewed at…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Dana Stewart

    March 30, 2022
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Dana Stewart to Branch Manager of its South Park Village Branch. Stewart joined Kitsap Bank in 2020, and has 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Since her time with the bank, she has steadily advanced her career, most recently serving as the Assistant Branch Manager of Kitsap Bank’s Belfair Branch. Stewart is on the Board of Directors for the Allyn Community Association, and a graduate of our Moody’s Consumer Lending and Building Client Connections Program. “Dana has a passion for service and creating meaningful connections with clients, business partners and peers,” stated Jennifer Ruckman, Vice President, Regional Manager. “Her passion for delivering an exceptional client and employee experience, and community focus will serve her well in her new role.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 18 locations throughout…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Ludy Garvin

    March 28, 2022
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Ludy Garvin to Branch Manager of the bank’s Main Branch in Port Orchard. With over 30 years in the banking industry, Garvin joined Kitsap Bank in 2020 as Senior Customer Service Specialist. She has steadily advanced her career, transitioning to Senior Financial Service Specialist and now to her most recent position as Branch Manager. Garvin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce – Major Accounting, and is a graduate of our Moody’s Consumer Lending and Building Client Connections Program. “Ludy has made significant contributions to the organization,” stated Jennifer Ruckman, Vice President, Regional Manager. “She has a passion for coaching and a desire to play a supporting role in the career development of others. 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…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Ken Hall

    March 21, 2022
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Ken Hall to Assistant Vice President, Business Banking Relationship Manager. In his new role, Hall will work primarily with small business clients to fulfill their lending needs. With over 25 years of banking experience in the Pacific Northwest, Hall joined Kitsap Bank in January 2020 as the Branch Manager of the bank’s Main Branch in Port Orchard. He successfully managed the branch during the COVID-19 pandemic and was instrumental in assisting local businesses secure necessary funds through the Paycheck Protection Program. Hall holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Washington, and is currently serving as Board Member and Vice President for the Central Kitsap Food Bank.  “A self-starter with a record of success in building an engaging client experience, Ken easily builds trust and rapport with clients and internal partners alike,” stated Larry Tellinghuisen, Senior Vice…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Jonathan Caum To Officer

    March 7, 2022
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jonathan Caum to Network Administrator Officer. Caum joined Kitsap Bank in 2017 as a Network Administrator, and has 15 years of experience in the I.T. industry. He has an Enterprise Desktop Certification with Microsoft; and is currently working towards obtaining a Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification. Jonathan is committed to his community, playing the piano and singing for his local church. “Jonathan has made significant contributions to the organization and is a dedicated member of the Kitsap Bank team,” commented James Anderson, Vice President, Information Technology Manager. “He has been a huge asset to Kitsap Bank’s I.T. 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 Western Washington. With over $1.5 billion in assets, the Bank…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Jessica Lutz

    March 3, 2022
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jessica Lutz to Branch Manager of its Port Hadlock Branch. Lutz joined Kitsap Bank in 2015 as a Customer Service Specialist at the Silverdale Branch; and during her seven years at the Bank has steadily advanced her career to her most recent position as Branch Manager. For her excellent customer service and outstanding professionalism, Lutz was selected as Kitsap Bank’s Employee of the Quarter in 2021. Active in her community, Jessica volunteers for numerous local non-profits, including Kitsap Humane Society, Port Orchard Bay Street Association, South Kitsap Helpline, and The Salvation Army. “Jessica has made significant contributions to the organization. She has been growing her career at Kitsap Bank and has formed excellent relationships with her business partners, peers and clients,” commented Charles Robertson, Senior Vice President, Chief Retail Officer. “I am extremely proud of Jessica’s…
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  • Kitsap Bank Welcomes Katlin Rouse

    February 28, 2022
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Katlin Rouse has joined its Marketing team as Marketing Coordinator. In her role as Marketing Coordinator, she will be managing events and working with the Bank’s community partners, among many other duties. Rouse most recently worked as an Election Communications Specialist with Escambia County Elections Office in Florida. She holds a Bachelor’s in Communications with a minor in Marketing from the University of West Florida. “We are very excited to welcome Katlin to the Kitsap Bank family,” remarked Janet Silcott, Vice President/Marketing Director, “Katlin is enthusiastic and committed to Kitsap Bank’s mission of causing good in the communities that we serve.”    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 services to…
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