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Stewart Named One of “25 Women to Watch” by American Banker Magazine

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SEATTLE, Sept. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Laurie Stewart, President and CEO of Sound Community Bank, was named one of 2018’s “25 Women to Watch” nationally by American Banker Magazine. 

The “25 Women to Watch” is a ranking that honors top-performing female executives whose governance continues to shape the banking industry throughout the country.  “As one of the Most Powerful Women, Laurie is a change agent, both at Sound Community Bank and in the greater banking industry. We congratulate her on her achievements and look forward to seeing what she’ll do next. We expect her contributions to positively impact women in the industry for years to come,” said Bonnie McGeer, Executive Editor, American Banker.

Stewart recently celebrated 28 years with Sound Community Bank.  In this span, Stewart led the conversion of the organization from a $38 million dollar credit union to a $687 million publicly traded commercial bank.  Stewart serves as Vice Chair of the American Bankers Association.  She has a long history in community banking and participation in industry affairs.  Stewart was one of 14 bankers selected to serve on the inaugural FDIC Community Bank Advisory Board.  Subsequently she was appointed to the inaugural CFPB Community Banker’s advisory Board.  She is active in trade associations, serving two terms as Chair of the WBA and she chaired the ABA 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.  She also serves as Vice Chair of the National Arthritis Foundation Board of Directors and is a director of the Seattle Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank.  Stewart was recognized in the Most Powerful Women in Banking’s Women to Watch category four times, most recently in 2018.  In 2016, she earned the prestigious Woman of Influence award from the Puget Sound Business Journal.  She is a frequent speaker and teacher.  Community volunteering includes serving as Immediate Past Chair of the Woodland Park Zoo, volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for cancer research. 

Sound Community Bank is a Seattle-based community bank, providing personal and business banking services in King, Pierce, Snohomish, Jefferson and Clallam Counties, and on the web at www.soundcb.com.  Sound Community Bank is a subsidiary of Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFBC).

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Brady Robb
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(206) 448-0884 ext. 202                                 

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