Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Ruckman to Vice President, Regional Manager. In this role, Ruckman will lead Kitsap Bank’s South Sound branches. She joined Kitsap Bank over 15 years ago as Operations Supervisor, and has since steadily advanced her career. In 2013, Ruckman was promoted to Branch Manager of the East Bremerton Branch and earlier this year was promoted to Vice President, Branch Manager. Ruckman holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, and is a graduate of the Washington Bankers Association’s Management Development Program. She is committed to her community, serving as Board Member and President for Meals on Wheels of Kitsap County for the past seven years.
“Jennifer has made significant contributions to the organization. She is a strong leader, and well-deserving of this advancement in her career,” commented Charles Robertson, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking. “Her passion for Kitsap Bank employees, clients and those in the community give us great confidence that Jennifer is ready to lead Kitsap Bank in the South Sound and into the future.”
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 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 kitsapbank.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.