Kelli Nielsen Named New Senior Vice President – Retail Sales at 1st Security Bank

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash., June 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — 1st Security Bank of Washington has named Kelli Nielsen as the new Senior Vice President of Retail Sales for the Bank.

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Kelli brings 24 years of banking experience to 1st Security.  Most recently Kelli was SVP of Retail Banking at Sound Community Bank.  Previously Kelli was Vice President, Sales and Service Manager of Retail Banking for all 23 branch locations at Cascade Bank.  Kelli began her banking career at Seafirst/Bank of America.

Kelli is a “life-long learner” and has served 14 years on the Washington Bankers Association Education Committee.  She is the current Chair of the WBA Retail Leadership Committee, a 2016 Graduate of the American Bankers Association – Stonier School of Banking and is a Task Force Committee Member for Women at the American Bankers Association – Stonier School of Banking.  Kelli has also authored and published two children’s books, is a Certified Life Coach, holds a Certificate of Leadership from Wharton and holds three certificates from the Ritz Carlton Leadership Training Center.  In addition, Kelli is on the Board of Directors for Victim Support Services in Snohomish County.

“We are thrilled that Kelli has decided to join our team here at 1st Security,” said Joe Adams, 1st Security Bank’s CEO.  “Kelli is passionate about people and will play a key role in our efforts to live up to our Bank’s Vision of Building a Great Place to Work and Bank.”

“I wanted to join a company that had the same values as I do,” Nielsen said.  “1st Security is the perfect fit for me.  The company cares deeply about its customers and employees which is refreshing in this day and age.”

Nielsen will work out of 1st Security Bank’s Mountlake Terrace corporate headquarters.

1st Security Bank is rated as “The #1 Bank in Washington” by Banker’s Caddy, an independent bank rating firm, as reported in the Puget Sound Business Journal on 3-11-15.  1st Security Bank was also named the Bronze Medal winner (3rd place) in its class in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2015 Washington’s Best Workplaces contest.

1st Security Bank of Washington, member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender, provides loan and deposit services to customers at its eleven branches, and mortgage services at each branch as well as several other locations in the greater Puget Sound area and one in the Tri-Cities. FS Bancorp, Inc., a Washington corporation, is the holding company for the bank. 

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