Board of Directors

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.

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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.

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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.’’

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Laura Lee Stewart

    Laura Lee Stewart is currently President and Chief Executive 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.

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    Kathleen Cook

    Cook brings to the Sound Board more than 20 years of experience in bank regulation, examination and oversight. During her professional career, Cook worked as Attorney Examiner and Staff Counsel to the Superintendent of Banks in Ohio, as Senior Attorney and Vice President of Regulatory Compliance for Banc One Corporation, and most recently as Vice President for Regulatory Compliance at Fannie Mae from 1992 to 1998. Cook is retired and lives on the North Olympic Peninsula, near Sound Community Bank branches in Clallam and Jefferson Counties. A graduate of Sequim High School and Ohio State University (bachelor of arts and law degrees), she is an active volunteer with both the North Olympic and Jefferson Land Trusts.

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    Management

    Laura Lee Stewart

    Laura Lee Stewart is currently President and Chief Executive 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.

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    Matthew P. Deines

    Matthew P. Deines has served as Chief Financial Officer of Sound Community Bank since 2002 and was appointed Executive Vice President in January 2005. Mr. Deines has also served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Sound Financial Bancorp (and its predecessor company) since its incorporation in 2008. Mr. Deines currently is responsible for management of our accounting, financial reporting, operations and information technology functions and is chair of Sound Community Bank's asset-liability management committee. Prior to joining Sound Community Bank, Mr. Deines was an Audit Supervisor with McGladrey and Pullen, LLP and received his Washington CPA certificate in 2000. Mr. Deines received a Bachelor's of Science Degree from Loyola Marymount University. He received an Masters of Business Administration Degree from the University of Washington in June 2010.

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    Elliott Pierce

    Elliott is Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at Sound Community Bank. He has many years of community banking experience including work as a Note Teller and bookkeeper to service as a Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Manager. He is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School. Elliott holds an MBA from Seattle Pacific University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. He is native to Seattle, an avid sports fan, has three grown children with his wife, and enjoys traveling, biking and boating.

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    Christina (Chris) Gehrke

    Christina (Chris) Gehrke is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer responsible for oversight of marketing, human resources and the management of projects, vendors, and facilities. Prior to joining the Bank, Chris was Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting and Administrative Officer of Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle where she was responsible for accounting, financial reporting, data management, compliance management, and facilities. Over her 17 year career with Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle she was responsible for executive management of various operational functions and internal audit. Christina received a Bachelor's of Science degree from the Ohio State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Seattle University. She currently holds Certified Public Accountant license in the State of Washington and various other professional certifications including Certified Information Technology Professional, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Management Accountant. In her spare time she enjoys teaching for various universities and traveling with her family.

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