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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 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

Ms. Stewart is President /Chief Executive Officer of Sound Community Bank and Sound Financial Bancorp. 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 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Community Banker’s Advisory Board. She is active in trade associations, serving two terms as Chair of the Washington Bankers Association and chaired the American Bankers Association flagship Governmental Affairs Committee. In 2017, she was one of nine community Bankers invited to the White House for a listening session with the President. Ms. Stewart chaired the American Bankers national trade association in 2019-2020. 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, the Woodland Park Zoo and the Jamestown/S’Klallam CDFI.

Ms. Stewart has been recognized in the Most Powerful Women in Banking’s Women to Watch category four times, most recently in 2018. In 2019, 2020 and 2021 she was recognized as one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking. In 2016 she also earned the prestigious Woman of Influence award from the Puget Sound Business Journal. In 2019 Stewart was recognized as an Executive of Excellence by Seattle Business Magazine and as Director of the Year by Puget Sound Business Journal. Ms. Stewart’s community volunteering includes 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. Prior to joining the Bank in 1989 when it was a Credit Union, Ms. Stewart was Senior Vice President of Retail Banking for Great Western Bank. Her many years of service in all areas of  financial institution operations bring a special knowledge to the financial, economic and regulatory challenges we face and is well suited to educate the Board of Directors on these matters.

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.

Leadership

Laura Lee Stewart

Laura Lee Stewart

Ms. Stewart is President /Chief Executive Officer of Sound Community Bank and Sound Financial Bancorp. 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 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Community Banker’s Advisory Board. She is active in trade associations, serving two terms as Chair of the Washington Bankers Association and chaired the American Bankers Association flagship Governmental Affairs Committee. In 2017, she was one of nine community Bankers invited to the White House for a listening session with the President. Ms. Stewart chaired the American Bankers national trade association in 2019-2020. 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, the Woodland Park Zoo and the Jamestown/S’Klallam CDFI.

Ms. Stewart has been recognized in the Most Powerful Women in Banking’s Women to Watch category four times, most recently in 2018. In 2019, 2020 and 2021 she was recognized as one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking. In 2016 she also earned the prestigious Woman of Influence award from the Puget Sound Business Journal. In 2019 Stewart was recognized as an Executive of Excellence by Seattle Business Magazine and as Director of the Year by Puget Sound Business Journal. Ms. Stewart’s community volunteering includes 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. Prior to joining the Bank in 1989 when it was a Credit Union, Ms. Stewart was Senior Vice President of Retail Banking for Great Western Bank. Her many years of service in all areas of  financial institution operations bring a special knowledge to the financial, economic and regulatory challenges we face and is well suited to educate the Board of Directors on these matters.

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. Recognized nine 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, 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.

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. Chuck 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.

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 two children and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and dogs, as well as traveling around the world. 

Brady Robb

Brady Robb

Brady Robb is Senior Vice President, Marketing Director at Sound Community Bank. He is responsible for corporate communications, brand, advertising, lead generation, public relations, philanthropy, community relations, and marketing strategy. Brady brings 11+ 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 Advisory 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 a North Olympic Peninsula native, enjoys cooking, traveling, movies, playing the piano, and spending time with 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.

Jon Kacirk

Jon Kacirk

Jon Kacirk is Senior Vice President, Director of Banking Operations. He is responsible for oversight of Retail Branch, Deposit, and Payment Operations. Starting his banking career as a teller during the Great Recession, he held nearly every role in the branch and back office operations. Jon is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School and holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. He joined Sound Community Bank in 2021 and previously served as Vice President, Operations Manager, for a large commercial bank. He enjoys the community feel and outdoor experiences the area has to offer.

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