1st Security Bank Announces the Promotion of Brian J. Kunkel and Recent Hiring of Robert Nesbitt and Albert Suh
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash., September 6, 2017 (Newswire.com) - 1st Security Bank is pleased to announce that Brian J. Kunkel has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President and Commercial Lending Team Leader. Brian joined the Bank in early 2016. He will continue to be based at 1st Security Bank’s commercial lending office in Mountlake Terrace and will be responsible for the management of a group of commercial lending relationship managers as well as credit analysts.
“We are thrilled to promote Brian to his new role of commercial lending team leader,” said Dennis O’Leary, Chief Lending Officer. “Brian is committed to 1st Security Bank’s value proposition of delivering a WOW level of client service to each of the commercial clients we have the privilege of banking.”
Brian has over 15 years of experience in the banking industry, including 10 years as a commercial lending relationship manager. Brian graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and in 2010 graduated from the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
We are thrilled to promote Brian to his new role of commercial lending team leader. Brian is committed to 1st Security Bank's value proposition of delivering a WOW level of client service to each of the commercial clients we have the privilege of banking.
1st Security Bank is also pleased to announce that Robert Nesbitt and Albert Suh have joined the Bank as Commercial Lending Relationship Managers, in February and June of 2017 respectively.
Robert Nesbitt has over 18 years of experience in the banking industry including 14 years as a commercial lending relationship manager. He has recently relocated to the Seattle area from the Tri-Cities where he worked with Washington Trust and prior to that worked for BMO Harris in Chicago. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in History and went on to graduate with a Master’s degree in Business, double majoring in Economics and International Business from the University of Chicago.
Albert Suh has over 10 years of experience in the banking industry including the last 5 as a commercial portfolio manager. He has recently relocated to the Seattle area from Baltimore where he was employed by Wells Fargo. He previously worked for Bank of America in New York and Baltimore. Albert graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.
“1st Security has seen rapid growth in the number of commercial banking clients that have made the decision to entrust the Bank with their full business banking relationship,” said O’Leary. “With this continued growth, it was critical to add two commercial lending relationship managers with the talent and the dedication to client service that Robert and Albert embody.”
1st Security Bank was rated the #1 bank based in Washington State with over $100 million in assets by Banker’s Caddy, an independent bank rating agency in St. Louis, Missouri; was named one of the top 200 Healthiest Banks in the U.S. by DepositAccounts.com in 2014, 2015 and 2016; was named a finalist in its class in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2015, 2016 and 2017 Washington’s Best Workplaces contests; was named one of 34 “Bank and Thrift All Stars” by Sandler O’Neill; and is a repeat recipient of the Raymond James Community Bankers Cup Award.
1st Security Bank of Washington, member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender, provides loan and deposit services to customers at its 11 branches, and mortgage services at each branch as well as lending offices in the greater Puget Sound area and the Tri-Cities. FS Bancorp, Inc., a Washington corporation, is the holding company for the bank.
Source: 1st Security Bank of Washington