2017 May 18 by Brad Ogura
May 18, 2017 — Yesterday Puget Sound Business Journal staff writer Ashley Stewart reported on Puget Sound Bank’s news that a succession plan has been announced for Jim Mitchell, longtime president and chief executive officer.
Sean Brennan has been promoted to president and will continue to serve as chief lending officer. Mr. Mitchell will continue to serve as CEO and a director for the next year, retiring in May 2018.
2017 May 17 by Brad Ogura
May 17, 2017 — Puget Sound Bank has been recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of Washington state’s top corporate philanthropists. The Corporate Citizenship and Healthy Community Champion Awards luncheon held today at the Seattle Sheraton honored corporate philanthropists and companies who have made significant contributions in Washington.
Puget Sound Bank placed on the Journal’s “Corporate Philanthropists – Small” category (revenue of $20 million or less) at position 7, up from position 10 last year. For the past nine years the Puget Sound Business Journal has compiled information for corporate giving in Washington state. Puget Sound Bank has placed on the list in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
In 2016 we have been active supporting a variety of organizations, including Victim Support Services, King County Police Union, Nellie Goodhue Group Homes, Summit Assistance Dogs, Bellevue LifeSpring, Elizabeth Gregory Home, Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue, St. Vincent dePaul School, Invest in Youth, Crush Kid’s Cancer, Washington Women in Need, and Bellevue College Foundation.
2017 May 17 by Brad Ogura
May 17, 2017 — Puget Sound Bank (OTCBB:PUGB), today announced a formal succession plan adopted by its board of directors, which will be implemented over the course of the next year. The following management changes are being implemented immediately:
Sean Brennan, President
Tony Chalfant, CCO/COO
Phil Mitterling, CFO/CIO
Jim Mitchell, currently President and Chief Executive Officer, will be retiring in May 2018. He will continue to serve as CEO and a Director for the next year.
Sean Brennan, will continue to serve as Chief Lending Office and is being promoted to President, effective immediately. Following Mitchell’s retirement, he will be promoted to CEO.
Tony Chalfant, will continue to serve as Chief Credit Officer and is being promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
Phil Mitterling will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer and is taking on additional responsibilities as Chief Information Officer.
2017 May 2 by Brad Ogura
May 2, 2017 — Puget Sound Bancorp (OTCQB: PUGB), the holding company for Puget Sound Bank, today announced that Jim Mitchell (Puget Sound Bancorp president and chief executive officer), as well as Phil Mitterling (Puget Sound Bancorp executive vice president and chief financial officer) and Tony Chalfant (Puget Sound Bank executive vice president and chief credit officer), will attend the 19th Annual D.A. Davidson Financial Institutions Conference in Denver, May 9-11, 2017.
Investors interested in more information about the conference or to schedule a one-on-one meeting should contact their D.A. Davidson representative.
2017 April 26 by Brad Ogura
April 26, 2017 — On May 15, 2017 Puget Sound Bank will be honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of Washington state’s top corporate philanthropists at the annual “Corporate Citizenship and Health Community Corporate Champion” awards program. Puget Sound Bank will share the spotlight with 75 other companies that will be recognized for outstanding community outreach.
2017 April 19 by Brad Ogura
ROE at 10.78% and ROA at 1.01%;
Consecutive Quarter for High Performing Profitability Levels
April 19, 2017 — Puget Sound Bancorp (OTCQB: PUGB), the holding company for Puget Sound Bank, today reported net income of $1.3 million or $0.39 per share for the quarter ending March 31, 2017. This compares to $1.0 million or $0.30 per share for the year-earlier quarter, a 30% increase year-over-year for both net income and earnings per share.
2017 April 11 by Brad Ogura
April 11, 2017 — Continuing with our theme of “A Decade of Shared Success” from our 10-year anniversary celebration in 2015, Puget Sound Bank again reaches out to everyone we’ve worked with to express sincere thanks to all who have contributed to our success.
On April 11, 2005 we opened our doors to form a business bank serving the Puget Sound region. We recognize each and every day the significance of our customers, service providers and employees in helping Puget Sound Bank become more exceptional every day.
2017 March 28 by Brad Ogura
March 28, 2017 – Puget Sound Bank announced that Miriam Hernandez is the newest member of the Bank’s customer service team. Although she has been a familiar face as a temporary staff member since November 2016, she recently became a permanent, full-time employee earlier this month.
“We’re pleased to have Miriam join us,” said LoAnn Phung, Puget Sound Bank vice president and customer service manager. “In her role as a customer service associate and the first point of contact for many of the Bank’s visitors, her role is critical in building long-term relationships with all of our stakeholders.”
Miriam holds a degree in mathematics from New Jersey City University and is a resident of Bellevue, Washington.
2017 March 15 by Brad Ogura
Seasoned Professional Newest PSB VP
March 15, 2017 — Puget Sound Bank, the bank subsidiary of Puget Sound Bancorp (OTCQB: PUGB), announced that Suzanne B. Santora joined the company as vice president, human resources manager.
In this new role, Ms. Santora will develop and execute human resources strategy to support the overall business plan and long-term vision of the Bank. “We’re pleased to bring Suzanne’s experience to the organization,” said Elaine Wolfe, Puget Sound Bank senior vice president and bank services manager. “As the Bank continues to grow, this strategic human resources input to our board and executive management team is critical to our continued growth and success.”
Ms. Santora is a lifelong Bellevue, Washington resident and is a graduate of the University of Washington. She serves as an officer of the Emerald City Chapter of the National Charity League, an organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences for its members.
2017 March 2 by Brad OguraMarch 2, 2017 — Puget Sound Bank earned a five-star “superior” rating for fourth quarter 2016 from BauerFinancial, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating firm.
Star ratings are released quarterly and assigned on a scale of zero-to-five stars, with five being the strongest. Ratings are based on the overall financial picture of the financial institution.
BauerFinancial has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. The ratings are independent, meaning no institution is able to pay to be rated or excluded.