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Board of Directors

Tyler K. Myers

Tyler K. Myers

Tyler K. Myers is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sound Community Bank. Mr. Myers is the Owner and President of the Myers Group, a retail, real estate and management services company that owns, operates and manages businesses in Washington and Alaska.

 

 

David Haddad

David Haddad

David S. Haddad is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sound Community Bank. Mr. Haddad is currently employed by TaylorMade Golf as a club fitter. Prior to that he was Customer Service Supervisor with Alaska Airlines and retired in 2009. Prior to joining Alaska Airlines in 2004, Mr. Haddad was retired. Prior to his retirement in 2002, he was an Operations Manager at Cutter and Buck, a golf apparel company; a former Senior Manager of Operations at Progressive International, a housewares wholesaler; and a warehouse manager for Associated Grocers. He currently lives in Palm Desert, CA.

Robert F. Carney

Robert F. Carney

Robert F. Carney is currently the Meat and Seafood Director for Scolaris Food and Drug Company based in Reno, Nevada. Previous positions have been food industry management including a position of National Meat Director for Webvan.com. Mr. Carney's education includes a B.A. degree in Economics from Incarnate Word College San Antonio, Texas and an MBA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He served in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1974 and was honorably discharged.

 

Debra L. Jones

Debra L. Jones

Ms. Jones recently retired as the Vice President of Administrative Services at Bellingham Technical College, where she was responsible for cash management, financial affairs, physical plant administration and strategic planning. Prior to joining the college in August 2005, she served from September 2004 to May 2005 as Manager of Budget and Cash Management of Brown & Cole Stores, a retail grocer, and from 1998 to 2004 as Vice President of Administrative and Financial Services at Brown & Cole Stores. She is a certified public accountant and has served in chief financial officer positions for over 25 years, with responsibility for financial management, risk management and business administration. Her experience and expertise in the areas of accounting, finance and human resources are all valuable skills which she brings to our Board of Directors and as our ‘‘audit committee financial expert.’’

Rogelio Riojas

Rogelio Riojas

Rogelio Riojas has served as President and CEO of Sea Mar Community Health Centers since 1978, a health and human services non-profit organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human and housing services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos. Under his leadership, the organization has grown from a small community clinic in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, to a large multi-faceted health and human services organization serving more than 240,000 individuals annually in eleven counties throughout Washington state. Mr. Riojas currently serves on the University of Washington Board of Regents and the Sound Community Bank Board as Audit Committee Chair and a member of the Loan Committee. Mr. Riojas has served on several advisory boards, including Western Governors University and South Seattle Community College, as well as served on the Board of Directors for Community Health Plan of Washington. Mr. Riojas is a graduate of the University of Washington with bachelor's degrees in economics and political science and a master's degree in health administration.

Laura Lee Stewart

Laura Lee Stewart

Laura Lee Stewart is currently President/Chief Executive Officer, and Interim Chief Financial Officer of Sound Community Bank and Sound Financial Bancorp. Prior to joining Sound Community Bank as its President in 1989, when it was a credit union, Ms. Stewart was Senior Vice President/Retail Banking at Great Western Bank. Ms. Stewart was selected as an inaugural member of the FDIC Community Bank Advisory Board and completed her term in 2013. In 2013, she was appointed Governmental Relations vice chairwoman of the American Bankers Association. She also serves on the ABA Community Bankers Council, the advisory committee of the U.S. Consumer Finance Protection Board and is Chair of the Washington Bankers Association. Ms. Stewart also is a member of the Arthritis Foundation's board of directors as well as serving as a member of the board of directors of various local community and charitable organizations. Her many years of service in all areas of the financial institution operations and duties as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sound Community Bank bring a special knowledge of the financial, economic and regulatory challenges we face and she is well suited to educating the Board on these matters.

James E. Sweeney

James E. Sweeney

Mr. Sweeney recently retired as a Vice-President of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., a national health and wellness retailer based in New Jersey. Vitamin Shoppe recently achieved over one billion dollars in total sales. Mr. Sweeney served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Super Supplements, Inc., a retail chain specializing in vitamins, health supplements and nutrition based in Seattle with thirty-one stores in Washington and Idaho, from June 2007 until its acquisition by Vitamin Shoppe in March 2103. Prior to his employment with Super Supplements, Mr. Sweeney was Managing Partner of Corporate Strategies and Development, LLC, a management consulting firm serving businesses in the Puget Sound area. He brings these general business, financial and risk management skills to Sound Community Bank and has experience guiding business entities during difficult business and economic cycles. His participation in our local business community for over 40 years brings knowledge of the local economy and business opportunities for Sound Community Bank.

Management

Laura Lee Stewart

Laura Lee Stewart

Laura Lee Stewart is currently President/Chief Executive Officer, and Interim Chief Financial Officer of Sound Community Bank and Sound Financial Bancorp. Prior to joining Sound Community Bank as its President in 1989, when it was a credit union, Ms. Stewart was Senior Vice President/Retail Banking at Great Western Bank. Ms. Stewart was selected as an inaugural member of the FDIC Community Bank Advisory Board and completed her term in 2013. In 2013, she was appointed Governmental Relations vice chairwoman of the American Bankers Association. She also serves on the ABA Community Bankers Council, the advisory committee of the U.S. Consumer Finance Protection Board and is Chair of the Washington Bankers Association. Ms. Stewart also is a member of the Arthritis Foundation's board of directors as well as serving as a member of the board of directors of various local community and charitable organizations. Her many years of service in all areas of the financial institution operations and duties as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sound Community Bank bring a special knowledge of the financial, economic and regulatory challenges we face and she is well suited to educating the Board on these matters.

Heidi Sexton

Heidi Sexton

Heidi Sexton is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer responsible for oversight of Information Technology and Security, Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, and Project Management.  Heidi grew up in Banking, starting her career as a teller while in college.  Upon receiving her BA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, she moved to San Francisco and subsequently Seattle working as a Director for RSM McGladrey. Heidi joined Sound Community Bank in 2007 and previously served as the Vice President of Operations managing deposit, electronic, and lending operations. She currently holds a number of professional certifications including Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and is a graduate of the Washington Bankers Association Executive Development Program. Heidi is passionate about providing financial education and serves as a volunteer and Board Member of Financial Beginnings, a non-profit that provides youth to adult programs at no cost. 

Erin Nicolaus

Erin Nicolaus

Erin is Executive Vice President of the Human Resources team.  She has over 15 years of experience in the human resources field, in industries from insurance to manufacturing to banking.  She is passionate about organizations that invest in their employees and their communities.  Erin recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest from Iowa.  She is married with seven children in a blended family.  Her hobbies include travel, water sports, biking, reading, and knitting.

David A. Raney

David A. Raney

Dave is Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer.  He leads our client facing teams (including retail banking, consumer, residential, and commercial lending) providing guidance and support in developing the strong, client focused relationships for which Sound Community Bank is known.  Dave began his banking career in 1999 and joined Sound Community Bank in 2008 where he served as Vice President / Mortgage Team Lead.  Recognized seven times by Seattle Magazine as one of Seattle’s top mortgage bankers based on client satisfaction, Dave is a Seattle native and currently serves as the Board Chair for Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda’s Club).  Dave holds a BBA from Pacific Lutheran University and a graduate of the Washington Bankers Association Executive Development Program.

Wes Ochs

Wes Ochs

Wes is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer responsible for strategy and execution of corporate initiatives, projects, planning, and forming working relationships and synergies across the various functions of the Bank. Wes began his banking career out of college in 2002, and has extensive experience in retail banking, consumer and mortgage lending, and commercial lending.  Wes joined Sound Community Bank in 2009 where he served as Vice President / Commercial Loan Officer and was responsible for a large commercial loan portfolio on the Olympic Peninsula and through-out Western Washington. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President / Credit Administration Manager where he managed administrative, operational, and systems for all lending functions at the bank. He holds a BA degree in Economics, an MBA in Accounting, is a graduate from the Washington Bankers Association Executive Development program, and is currently attending Pacific Coast Banking School.

Charles Turner

Charles Turner

Chuck Turner is Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer, responsible for overall credit quality.  He joined the Bank in June 2020.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Washington.  His banking career began in 1980 starting as a part-time teller for a Seattle based mutual savings bank.  He served as Chief Credit Officer for community banks since 2002, most recently at Liberty Bank in Poulsbo.  Chuck is an avid saltwater boater in his off time and also enjoys fishing, crabbing or just cruising the Salish Sea.

Brady Robb

Brady Robb

Brady Robb is Senior Vice President, Marketing Director at Sound Community Bank.  He is responsible for corporate communications, brand, advertising, public relations, philanthropy, community relations, and marketing strategy.  Brady brings 10+ years of financial services marketing to Sound Community Bank.  Brady holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Washington University in Business Administration, with a dual concentration in Marketing and Communication.  Brady also maintains a Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP) designation from the American Bankers Association (ABA).  He is a graduate of the Washington Bankers Association Executive Development Program, and also graduate of the ABA Bank School of Marketing.  He is an ABA Bank Marketing Board of Directors member, helping guide learning, accessibility, and continuing education for bank marketers across the country.  Brady serves on the nonprofit Board of Directors for Sean Humphrey House in Bellingham, WA.  He is an North Olympic Peninsula native, enjoys cooking, traveling, playing the piano, and spending time with his partner and family. 

Diana Everett

Diana Everett

Diana is Senior Vice President and Technical Services Manager. She is responsible for information services, network and telecom services, project management, and applications and systems support. Diana began her career in banking over 23 years ago as a teller while earning her B.A. at the University of Washington. After graduation, she focused full-time on a career with 12 years in retail banking, sales, business development, lending, and branch management before moving to an administration role managing IT, Facilities, and Bank Services. She then spent nine years focused on managing mergers & acquisitions for several different banks and consulting firms prior to joining the Sound Community Bank team in 2018. Diana is a graduate of the Washington Bankers Association Enterprise Risk Management Development Program and currently serves on their FinTech Committee.  Diana has lived in Western Washington since childhood.  In her  spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, practicing photography, and traveling.

Laurie Szczepczynski

Laurie Szczepczynski

Laurie is Senior Vice President and Retail Manager.  She is responsible for leadership of the Retail Banking team, including guidance of all aspects of branch operations, overseeing employee development, and ensuring retail branches are consistently providing clients with superior, quality service.  With over 34 years in the banking industry, Laurie started her banking career as a teller, and subsequently serving in many roles in branch banking including Personal Banker, Teller Supervisor, Branch Manager, and Business Development Officer.

Laurie is a Port Angeles native.  She learned from her parents that providing phenomenal customer service and developing strong, positive relationships with people are the key drivers of a successful business.  Laurie attended Port Angeles High School, Peninsula College, and is a graduate of the Washington Banker’s Association Executive Development Program.  Laurie focuses on investing her time, talent, and resources in the community where she lives and works.  She enjoys spending time with her family and is active with Rotary and the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce.

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