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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Brad Gitch

    May 31, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Brad Gitch to Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager. Gitch has been with Kitsap Bank for 5 years, most recently serving as Business Banking Relationship Manager, where he worked primarily with small businesses to fulfill their lending needs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Finance option from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. “At Kitsap Bank, we take pride in helping our employees grow their careers with us, and promoting from within whenever possible,” states Steve Maxwell, Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer. “Brad is a great example of this.  He is highly-motivated and is well-deserving of this advancement in his career.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 21 locations throughout Western Washington.  With over $1 billion in assets, the Bank provides a full range of financial services to…
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  • Kitsap Bank Welcomes Dorothy Haffey-Shoecraft

    May 31, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Dorothy Haffey-Shoecraft has joined its team as Assistant Vice President, Credit Officer for the Pierce County region.  Haffey-Shoecraft is based out of Kitsap Bank’s Fife office. She comes to Kitsap Bank with over 20 years in the banking industry, and has spent her entire career serving the Puget Sound community. “Dorothy brings a wealth of experience in credit analysis and business banking,” stated Robert Banks, Senior Vice President, Credit Administrator. “She is dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of service.  We are very pleased to welcome her to the Kitsap Bank family.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 21 locations throughout Western Washington.  With over $1 billion in assets, the Bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual clients.  Kitsap Bank has been named a…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Janet Silcott

    April 15, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Janet Silcott to Vice President, Senior Marketing Officer. Silcott joined Kitsap Bank nearly 15 years ago as Marketing Coordinator, and has since steadily advanced her career. In 2011, Janet was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Marketing Officer. She holds a B.A. in English and Technical Communications from Eastern Washington University, and has a certificate in Marketing with a Concentration in Social Media and Web Analytics from the University of California, Los Angeles Extension Campus. Janet is also a 2016 graduate of the Washington Bankers Association Executive Development Program, a twelve-month curriculum designed to teach and develop participants in strategic planning, financial management and communications skills.  “Janet is a valued and trusted member of our Kitsap Bank family,” stated Shannon Childs, Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer. “We have come to rely heavily on her…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Shawna Davis

    April 9, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Shawna Davis to Vice President, Credit Officer. In this role, Davis is responsible for underwriting and approving commercial loans.  She joined Kitsap Bank in January 2018, but has been in finance for over 25 years. Davis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in Accounting. “Shawna has been a great addition to our department. Her rapid acclimation to our systems and embracement of Kitsap Bank’s credit culture, made her an immediately impactful member of the team,” commented Robert Banks, Senior Vice President, Credit Administrator. “We are pleased to recognize her hard work with this promotion.” Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 21 locations throughout Western Washington.  With over $1 billion in assets, the Bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual clients.  Kitsap Bank…
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  • Kitsap Bank Welcomes Stephanie Rowland-Nolan

    April 5, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to welcome Stephanie Rowland-Nolan as Commercial Payments Advisor. Rowland-Nolan will primarily serve business clients in Pierce and King county. She comes to Kitsap Bank having spent over 25 years providing banking services to Puget Sound clients. Committed to making a difference in the community, Rowland-Nolan spends many hours volunteering at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, ReLife Community School Makeover, and serving on the Executive Board for Peace Out, Inc. “Delivering a consistent, top-quality experience throughout the organization is a priority at Kitsap Bank,” stated Michael Gordon, Senior Vice President, Commercial Payments Manager. “Stephanie brings a wealth of knowledge and proficiency to this role. We are very pleased to welcome her to our team.” Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 21 locations throughout Western Washington.  With over $1 billion in assets,…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Lael Alecci

    March 19, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Lael Alecci to Assistant Vice President Branch Manager of the Kingston Branch. Alecci joined Kitsap Bank in 2003 as a Teller, and has since steadily advanced her career. She has been involved with a number of organizations in the North Kitsap community, including the North Kitsap Boys & Girls Club, and the Smiley Charitable Fund. “Lael is a tremendous asset to the Kitsap Bank team,” states Marlene Mitchell, Vice President/Regional Manager. “She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service. We are pleased to honor her with this promotion” Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 21 locations throughout Western Washington.  With over $1 billion in assets, the Bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual clients.  Kitsap Bank has been named a Preferred…
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  • Kitsap Bank Honors Employee Of The Quarter

    March 19, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Lindsey Narva, Online Support Representative, has been named Employee of the Fourth Quarter of 2018. Narva joined the Kitsap Bank family in June 2012 and has become a valuable asset, not only to her immediate team, but to the bank as a whole. She was selected for this award by her peers, who praise her for her outstanding professionalism, exceptional team work, and desire to share her knowledge and skill sets with her team.   “Lindsey is a key employee; her hard work and consistency to go above and beyond make her a valuable member of the Kitsap Bank team.” stated Paula Graf, Vice President, Online Support Manager. “She is efficient, knowledgeable, and we’re very pleased to honor her with this award.” Kitsap Bank’s Employee of the Quarter award recognizes employees for significant contributions to the operating excellence of the Bank. Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Becky Thompson

    March 11, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Becky Thompson to Vice President, Deposit Support Assistant Manager. Thompson joined Kitsap Bank nearly 20 years ago as a Teller, and has since steadily advanced her career.  In addition to her Deposit Support experience, Thompson is skilled in Accounting, Project Management, and Online Banking.  She joined the bank’s Deposit Support department eight years ago, becoming Assistant Manager in 2011.  Thompson is a 2016 graduate of the Washington Banker’s Association’s Executive Development Program. “Becky has made significant contributions to the organization and is well-qualified for this position,” commented Janis Poepoe, Senior Vice President, Deposit Support. “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 21…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Jennifer Gelsleichter

    March 4, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Gelsleichter to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of the Bremerton 6th & Pacific Branch. Gelsleichter has been with Kitsap Bank for 17 years. Active in the community, she currently serves as a Board Member for the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce. “Jen is a tremendous asset to the Kitsap Bank team,” states Marlene Mitchell, Vice President/Regional Manager. “She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service.” Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 21 locations throughout Western Washington.  With over $1 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 Administration, and a Corporate Philanthropist by the Puget Sound Business…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Branch Managers Joy Balstad, Jennifer Blais, and Jan Ralls

    February 26, 2019
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotions of Joy Balstad, Jennifer Blais and Jan Ralls. Balstad serves as Kitsap Bank’s Port Townsend Branch Manager, Blais as Port Hadlock Branch Manager, and Ralls, Port Ludlow Branch Manager. Each has been promoted to Assistant Vice President. Balstad has over 35 years of financial experience. She began working at Kitsap Bank in 2017, but has spent her entire career serving the Puget Sound community. Balstad has worked with many non-profit organizations, including the local Chamber of Commerce, United Way, and YMCA. Blais joined Kitsap Bank in 2007, and has over 20 years of banking experience. She is committed to her community, serving as Board Member and Treasurer for the East Jefferson County Rotary for the past 7 years.  Ralls has been in banking for nearly 20 years. She joined Kitsap Bank in 2015 as the Port Ludlow Branch Manager. Active in the community, Ralls currently serves on the committees for Port Ludlow…
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