Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Jessica Lutz, Assistant Branch Manager of the bank’s Bethel & Lund Branch in Port Orchard, has been named Employee of the Second Quarter of 2021. Lutz joined the Kitsap Bank family in 2015 as a Client Service Specialist at the Silverdale Branch, and has steadily advanced her career recently earning a promotion to her current position as Assistant Branch Manager. She was selected for Employee of the Quarter Award by her peers, who praise her for her outstanding professionalism, her premier customer service, and being their biggest cheerleader; always encouraging and supporting those around her. They noted that Jessica is selfless; always being the first to volunteer to mentor and train employees, paving the way for them to grow in their careers.
“Jessica is a valuable asset to Kitsap Bank and is a pillar of support to her team,” stated Jennifer Ruckman, Vice President, Regional 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 contributions to the operating excellence of the Bank.
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 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 Journal. Kitsap Bank was awarded the 2019 National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion, as part of the Corporations for Communities Award Program and received the Manufacturing Award for Innovation by the Association of Washington Businesses for the edg3 FUND Small Business Competition. Kitsap Bank’s Edg3 FUND was also recognized by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines in 2015 with their Strong Communities Award. Kitsap Bank is ranked the 15th largest bank based in the State of Washington and is the fifth largest women-owned business, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. The Bank was named Family-Owned Business of the Year in 2015 by Seattle Business magazine and has a 5 Star rating from BauerFinancial Inc. For more information, visit kitsapbank.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.###