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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 and Sound Financial Bancorp. 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, Oregon, and Alaska.

 

 

David Haddad

David Haddad

David S. Haddad is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sound Community Bank. In 2002, Mr. Haddad began as an Operations Manager at Cutter and Buck, a golf apparel company. Since then, he held a myriad of positions including Senior Manager of Operations at Progressive International, a housewares wholesaler, and a warehouse manager for Associated Grocers. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Haddad worked as a Customer Service Supervisor for Alaska Airlines. The last position Mr. Haddad held prior to his retirement was as a club fitter for TaylorMade Golf. He currently resides 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 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 Sound Community Bank Board as a member of the Audit Committee and 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

Ms. Stewart is the President /CEO of Sound Community Bank and SFBC, headquartered in Seattle. Active in the industry, Ms. Stewart was one of 14 bankers selected to serve on the inaugural FDIC Community Bank Advisory Board.  Subsequently, she was appointed to the inaugural CFPB Community Banker’s Advisory Board.  She is active in trade associations, serving two terms as Chair of the WBA, and she chaired the ABA flagship Governmental Affairs Committee and as Chair of the ABA, which represents the industry including banks large and small. In 2017, she was one of nine community Bankers invited to the White House for a listening session with the President.  She also served as Chair of the National Arthritis Foundation Board of Directors and is a director of the Seattle Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, former Chair of the Woodland Park Zoo, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Jamestown/S’Klallam CDFI.  She is the only non-tribal member of the CDFI Board.

Ms. Stewart has been recognized in the Most Powerful Women in Banking continuously since 2017.  She also earned the prestigious Woman of Influence award from the Puget Sound Business Journal.  In 2019, Seattle Business Magazine recognized her as an Executive of Excellence.  In 2018, she was named Community Banker of the Year – a national recognition.  In 2021, the Puget Sound Business Journal named her one of the Power 100.  She is a frequent speaker and teacher.  Community volunteering includes formerly serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, Designing and decorating Tress for the O’Christmas Tree Celebrations, and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for cancer research.  She also loves to sew and makes a baby quilt for every newborn in the bank family.

James E. Sweeney

James E. Sweeney

Mr. Sweeney retired as a Vice-President of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., a national health and wellness retailer based in New Jersey. Prior to that, Mr. Sweeney recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Super Supplements, Inc., a Seattle based retail chain specializing in vitamins, health supplements and nutrition with thirty-one stores in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Prior to Super Supplements, Mr. Sweeney was Founder and Managing Partner of Corporate Strategies and Development, LLC, a management consulting firm serving businesses in the Puget Sound area. He brings general business, financial and risk management, and human resource skills to Sound Community Bank. Mr. Sweeney has solid 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.

Corissa B. Porcelli

Corissa B. Porcelli

Corissa B. Porcelli. Ms. Porcelli is the Director of Research for a group of private investment partnerships known as The Stilwell Group. She has extensive experience reviewing financial statements and analyzing and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of community banks. Since 2020, Ms. Porcelli has served and currently serves on the board of directors of Kingsway Financial Services Inc., a publicly traded company in the extended warranty and business services industries. She previously served as a director on the boards of the following community banks and their publicly traded holding companies until they were each acquired: Madison Bank of Maryland/MB Bancorp, Inc. (2018-2020); Sunshine Community Bank/Sunshine Financial, Inc. (2016-2018); Delanco Federal Savings Bank/Delanco Bancorp, Inc. (2017-2018); Fraternity Federal Savings and Loan Association/Fraternity Community Bancorp, Inc. (2014-2016); and Colonial Bank FSB/Colonial Financial Services, Inc. (2014-2015). Ms. Porcelli graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology and is a CFA® charterholder. Ms. Porcelli’s specialized professional experience analyzing community banks, her service as a director of several other community bank boards, and her comprehensive understanding of financial concepts and capital allocation make her well-qualified to serve as a director of Sound Financial Bancorp and Sound Community Bank.

Leadership

Laura Lee Stewart

Laura Lee Stewart

Ms. Stewart is the President /CEO of Sound Community Bank and SFBC, headquartered in Seattle. Active in the industry, Ms. Stewart was one of 14 bankers selected to serve on the inaugural FDIC Community Bank Advisory Board.  Subsequently, she was appointed to the inaugural CFPB Community Banker’s Advisory Board.  She is active in trade associations, serving two terms as Chair of the WBA, and she chaired the ABA flagship Governmental Affairs Committee and as Chair of the ABA, which represents the industry including banks large and small. In 2017, she was one of nine community Bankers invited to the White House for a listening session with the President.  She also served as Chair of the National Arthritis Foundation Board of Directors and is a director of the Seattle Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, former Chair of the Woodland Park Zoo, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Jamestown/S’Klallam CDFI.  She is the only non-tribal member of the CDFI Board.

Ms. Stewart has been recognized in the Most Powerful Women in Banking continuously since 2017.  She also earned the prestigious Woman of Influence award from the Puget Sound Business Journal.  In 2019, Seattle Business Magazine recognized her as an Executive of Excellence.  In 2018, she was named Community Banker of the Year – a national recognition.  In 2021, the Puget Sound Business Journal named her one of the Power 100.  She is a frequent speaker and teacher.  Community volunteering includes formerly serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, Designing and decorating Tress for the O’Christmas Tree Celebrations, and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for cancer research.  She also loves to sew and makes a baby quilt for every newborn in the bank family.

Heidi Sexton

Heidi Sexton

Heidi Sexton is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer responsible for oversight of Bank Operations, including Risk Management, Information Technology, Digital Innovation, Marketing, Client Service and Support Operations, and Compliance. Heidi has over 30 years 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 assisting over 80 financial institutions with internal audit, compliance, and strategic initiatives. Heidi joined Sound Community Bank in 2007 and advanced through various senior and executive leadership positions over the last 15 years. 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 and the Pacific Coast Banking School in 2022. Heidi is passionate about providing financial education and serves as a volunteer and Board Member of Financial Beginnings Washington, 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 17 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. She holds her SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications and is involved on the WBA HR and DEI Committees. Erin relocated to the Pacific Northwest from Iowa. 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. Dave is a Seattle native and a well-recognized mortgage banker, having won awards from Seattle Magazine ten times based on client satisfaction. He also serves as the Board President for Cancer Pathways and a Board of Directors member for the Woodland Park Zoo. 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, Chief Financial Officer 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 credit administration, loan operations, 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.

Jennifer Mallon

Jennifer Mallon

Jennifer Mallon is Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.  She brings over 15 years of financial services and community banking experience to Sound Community Bank. She began her career as an auditor in one of the big four accounting firms and spent the majority of her career in banking, with a mix of medium-to-large community banks. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President of Financial Reporting at Banc of California. During her career, Jennifer assisted multiple banks in streamlining accounting and reporting processes, implemented and designed effective controls over financial reporting, led the implementation of technical accounting guidance, and utilized process automation to increase efficiency. Jennifer holds an undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, a graduate degree from the University of Southern California, and a professional license as a Certified Public Accountant. Jennifer is married with three children and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and dogs, as well as traveling around the world. 

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.

Brandon Lance

Brandon Lance

Brandon Lance is Senior Vice President and Director of Credit Officer. He brings over 17 years banking experience primarily focused on commercial & industrial lending and commercial real estate credit risk management. Lance is a graduate of Western Washington University and Pacific Coast Banking School. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and coaching various sports year-round. Lance is married with two children.

Kevin Phillips

Kevin Phillips

Kevin Phillips is Senior Vice President and Compliance Manager.  He brings over 15 years of compliance and audit experience, starting his career as a Bank Examiner after graduating from the University of Washington with a BA in Economics.  Kevin earned his Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager designation in 2019 and graduated from the University of Florida School of Law with a Juris Masters in Financial Regulation and Compliance in 2023.  He serves on the WBA Compliance Committee and as Board President for Your Money Matters Mentoring, a non-profit focused on providing financial literacy and wellness around King and Pierce counties.  In his spare time, Kevin loves to golf, fish, and enjoy all the Pacific Northwest has to offer with his wife and daughter.   

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