Kitsap Bank Promotes Branch Managers Joy Balstad, Jennifer Blais, and Jan Ralls

February 26, 2019
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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 Conversations and the Port Ludlow Village Council, as well as volunteers for the Port Ludlow Performing Arts.

“As a local community bank, we’re committed to helping keep our local communities vibrant and strong,” commented Tammy Armacost, Vice President, Regional Manager. “Joy, Jennifer and Jan share this commitment, and inspire their branch teams to serve their neighbors with the same passion and dedication. They are each deserving of their promotions to Assistant Vice President.”

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 Journal.  Kitsap Bank is ranked the 12th largest bank based in the State of Washington and is the sixth 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 and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter