Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Laura Bundren, Learning and Development Specialist, has been named Employee of the Third Quarter of 2021. Bundren joined the Kitsap Bank family in 2017 as a Senior Client Service Specialist at the Port Orchard Branch, and has steadily advanced her career moving into the Learning and Development department in 2020. She was selected for Employee of the Quarter Award by her peers, who praise her for her outstanding professionalism, her exceptional teamwork and dedication, and being their biggest cheerleader; always encouraging and supporting those around her. They noted that her efforts were “critical” to the success of the Learning and Development department where she has updated and streamlined processes resulting in savings of both time and resources.
“Laura is a valuable asset, and is a pillar of support to employees throughout Kitsap Bank,” stated Leslie Hays, Vice President, Learning and Development Manager. “She has an infectious, positive attitude, and is willing to go above and beyond to help employees be successful in their career. 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.###