Kitsap Bank is pleased to announce that Christopher Lopez has joined its team as the Branch Manager of the bank’s Sequim Branch. Originally from Southern California, Lopez and his wife moved to Washington in January 2017. Lopez is accomplished in his career with eighteen years of experience in the banking industry and branch operations. In California, he was an ambassador for the Laguna Niguel Chamber, Kiwanis for Laguna Niguel, and BNI in Laguna Niguel. Lopez formerly held Series 6, 63, and life insurance licenses. He enjoys spending his free time playing the drums, writing, and riding his motorcycle.
“We’re pleased to have Chris join Kitsap Bank,” stated Tammy Armacost, Vice President/Regional Manager. “Chris is well-suited for this position. He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and shares Kitsap Bank’s commitment to building relationships with our customers and community.”
Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 18 locations throughout Western Washington. With $1.7 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 and one of Washington’s Best Workplaces 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 22nd 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.###