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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Kevan Neill

    July 27, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Kevan Neill to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of its Bremerton branch. He joined Kitsap Bank in 2020 and has over ten years of experience in the banking industry, spending most of his career serving the needs of businesses and consumers in the Pacific Northwest. Neill is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, and is a recent graduate of the Washington Bankers Association’s Branch Manager Development program. “Kevan has quickly made significant contributions to the organization. He is a strong leader, and well-deserving of this advancement in his career,” commented Marlene Mitchell, Vice President and Regional Manager. “I am extremely proud of Kevan’s accomplishments and highly confident in his continued abilities to successfully lead and manage the Bremerton branch.” Kevan leads the team at Kitsap Bank’s new Bremerton branch, located at 6th & Warren next to…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Angela Black

    July 20, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Angela Black to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of its Belfair branch. Black joined Kitsap Bank in 2014 as a Client Service Specialist; and during her seven years at the Bank has steadily advanced her career to her most recent position as Branch Manager. Black is a recent graduate of the Washington Bankers Association’s Development and Leadership program. “Angela has made significant contributions to the organization. She is a strong leader, and well-deserving of this promotion to Assistant Vice President,” commented Jennifer Ruckman, Vice President and Regional Manager. “I am extremely proud of Angela’s accomplishments and highly confident in her abilities to continue to successfully lead and manage the Belfair branch.”   Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 18 locations throughout Western Washington. With over $1.5 billion…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Ken Hall

    July 14, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Ken Hall to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of the bank’s Main Branch in Port Orchard. Hall joined Kitsap Bank in 2020, and has over 25 years of banking experience in the Pacific Northwest.  Ken is a graduate of the University of Washington, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and is a currently completing the Washington Bankers Association’s Manager Development program. He is committed to his community, currently serving as Board Member and Vice President for the Central Kitsap Food Bank. “Ken has quickly become a valuable asset to Kitsap Bank,” commented Jennifer Ruckman, Vice President & Regional Manager. “Ken is committed to our local communities, and demonstrates remarkable leadership, inspiring his team to serve their neighbors with the same passion and dedication. He is very deserving of his promotion to Assistant Vice President.”   Established…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Bruce Eremic

    July 14, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Bruce Eremic to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of its Bainbridge Island branch. Eremic joined Kitsap Bank in 2010 as a Financial Service Representative; and during his eleven years at the Bank has steadily advanced his career to his most recent position as Assistant Branch Manager of the Bainbridge Branch. Eremic holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and is a recent graduate of the Washington Bankers Association’s Branch Manager Development program. He is committed to his community; serving the last four years as Board Treasurer for Housing Resources Bainbridge.  “Bruce has made significant contributions to the organization. He is a strong leader, and well-deserving of this advancement in his career,” commented Marlene Mitchell, Vice President and Regional Manager. “I am extremely proud of Bruce’s accomplishments and highly confident in his…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Carrie Heaton

    July 7, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Carrie Heaton to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of its Sequim branch. Heaton began working at Kitsap Bank in 2020; and has over ten years of experience in the banking industry. She 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 and a Master’s of Science in Integrative Health and Wellness from Creighton University. She is committed to her community, holding Board positions for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula and the Sequim Food Bank. “Delivering a consistent, top-quality customer experience is a priority at Kitsap Bank,” commented Tammy Armacost, Vice President & Regional Manager. “Carrie shares this commitment, and demonstrates remarkable leadership to her team. She is very deserving of her promotion to Assistant Vice…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Jackie Smith

    July 7, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jackie Smith to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of its Bethel & Lund Branch in Port Orchard.  Smith began working at Kitsap Bank as a Client Service Specialist in 2011; and during her 10 years, has steadily advanced to her current position as Branch Manager. Active in her community, Jackie volunteers for numerous local non-profits, including Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County and the Salvation Army. “As a local community bank, we’re committed to helping keep our local communities vibrant and strong,” commented Jennifer Ruckman, Vice President & Regional Manager. “Jackie 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,…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Cindy McKim

    June 28, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Cindy McKim to Senior Vice President, Risk Management. In her new role, McKim will lead all audit, risk management, and compliance activities for the bank and will serve as the primary management contact with the bank’s Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee of the Board. McKim has over 30 years of banking experience, joining Kitsap Bank as a Commercial Loan Specialist in 2006. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. McKim will also graduate later this summer from the Pacific Coast Banking School.   “Cindy’s extensive experience, strong leadership and relentless attention to detail are a few of the reasons she is deserving of this promotion,” stated Anthony George, President and Chief Operating Officer. “She is a valuable team member, and I have the highest confidence in her ability in leading our Risk…
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  • Kitsap Bank Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients

    June 15, 2021
    Each year, Kitsap Bank provides scholarships to students of employees who are graduating high school and going on to attend a college or technical school. This year, the Bank presented 14 scholarships to 2021 graduates. This year’s scholarship recipients are: Student Name School Parent (Kitsap Bank Employee) Alexis Sharp Port Townsend High School’s OCEAN Program Lana Landers Amber Gainey Wilson High School Todd Gainey Ashelynn Sizemore Klahowya Secondary School Holly Sizemore Baily Tellinghuisen North Kitsap High School Larry Tellinghuisen Brynn Nelson Bonney Lake High School Lori Nelson Cole Adams-Gordon Sumner High School Amanda…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Katerina Kuznetsova

    June 8, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Katerina Kuznetsova to Senior Vice President, Underwriter Municipal and Specialty Banking. In this role, she will be responsible for all underwriting activities for municipal and specialty banking requests. Kuznetsova joined Kitsap Bank in 2016 as Senior Vice President, Credit Officer at the bank’s Bellevue Commercial Loan Center, and has been in the banking industry for over 28 years. Kuznetsova received a Master’s in Physics and Computer Science from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. She is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, and has received a certificate in Real Estate Appraisal from Bellevue College. “Katerina has made significant contributions to the organization. She has a wealth of knowledge and her expertise in SBA lending was instrumental in Kitsap Bank’s successful response to the Paycheck Protection Program,” commented Rich…
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  • Kitsap Bank Promotes Sammantha Ray

    June 8, 2021
    Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Sammantha Ray to Senior Vice President, Credit Officer/SBA Administrator. In this role, she will provide credit underwriting and support on all SBA requests. Ray joined Kitsap Bank in 2016 as Assistant Vice President, Credit Officer at the bank’s Bellevue Commercial Loan Center; but has been in the banking industry for over 10 years. Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in Finance and a minor in Human Resources from Washington State University; and is currently enrolled in the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. She is committed to her community, serving as Board Member and incoming President for the Puget Sound Region Risk Management Association (RMA). She also served as the Young Professionals Chair and Women in Banking Chair for RMA.  “Sammantha has made significant contributions to the organization. She has a wealth of knowledge and a strong work…
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