2012 April 9 by Richard Lester
April 9, 2012 – Puget Sound Bank is pleased to announce the addition of a Senior Commercial Credit Analyst, Noelia Martinez. Noelia earned a BBA and an MBA from the University of Puerto Rico and brings exceptional underwriting skills which align with the Bank’s values. Noelia is known for her high quality work, her application of best practices, and her ability to develop appropriate solutions. Noelia is an avid runner and uses that talent to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Northwest chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
“Excellent credit professionals are the heart and soul of our stellar service culture,” says team lead Katherine Thompson.
2011 October 6 by Richard Lester
October 6, 2011 – It’s about the people! And Puget Sound Bank is very proud to announce the addition of Cecilia Amechazurra as a customer service associate. In this multi-faceted role, Cecilia is entrusted with delivering exceptional customer service to the Bank’s commercial deposit clients as well as directly supporting the CEO. Cecilia began her banking career immediately after graduating college and brings a wealth of expertise to the team with experience in both retail and commercial banking. She is an ardent supporter of the American Cancer Society.
“Cecilia is an indispensable part of the company and we are thrilled to welcome her to our team,” said LoAnn Phung, client service manager.
2011 September 30 by Richard Lester
September 30, 2011 – Puget Sound Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jessica Westphal to cash management specialist on Puget Sound Bank’s cash management team. With over five years of banking experience, Jessica joined our staff one year ago as an administrative assistant. She is an avid supporter and participant of fundraising events to benefit the MS Society.
“Client satisfaction is crucial for the company’s long-term success and Jessica is known for her ability to be an advocate for the client. Please join us in welcoming Jessica to cash management,” said Jennifer Blevins, Puget Sound Bank’s cash management manager.
2011 September 29 by Richard Lester
September 29, 2011 – Reflecting our shared belief in educating the whole person through academics, social justice, and athletics, Puget Sound Bank proudly sponsored the 9th Annual Seattle University O’Brien Open. The tournament was held at Redmond Ridge on September 12, 2011 with 166 golfers. Jim Mitchell, president and CEO of Puget Sound Bank, is a 1971 graduate of the Albers School of Business and Economics and currently serves on that school’s board. Although final totals are still pending, the event was hugely successful, with over $40,000 raised for the Redhawk men’s basketball program.
2011 August 22 by Richard Lester
August 22, 2011 – Puget Sound Bank is proud to have sponsored the Slattery Properties Team in the 2011 annual Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic; the famed “STP.” This 200-mile bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest, with up to 10,000 participants riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days. “This was a great way to promote health and recreation as well as demonstrate our commitment to our community,” said Sean Brennan, Puget Sound Bank’s executive vice president and chief lending officer.
2011 January 12 by Richard Lester
January 12, 2013 – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received numerous reports from consumers who received an e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from the FDIC. The e-mail informs the recipient that “in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, federal, state and local governments…” the FDIC has withdrawn deposit insurance from the recipient’s account “due to account activity that violates the Patriot Act.” It further states deposit insurance will remain suspended until identity and account information can be verified using a system called “IDVerify.” If consumers go to the link provided in the e-mail, it is suspected they will be asked for personal or confidential information, or malicious software may be loaded onto the recipient’s computer.
This e-mail is fraudulent. It was not sent by the FDIC. It is an attempt to obtain personal information from consumers. Financial institutions and consumers should NOT access the link provided within the body of the e-mail and should NOT under any circumstances provide any personal information through this media.
The FDIC is attempting to identify the source of the e-mails and disrupt the transmission. Until this is achieved, consumers are asked to report any similar attempts to obtain this information to the FDIC by sending information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC’s Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2011/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.
|Sandra L. Thompson|
|Director Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection|
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
Note: Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC’s Public Information Center, 877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200.