Mr. Fahey — who has over 40 years of distinguished service in local community banking — began his career in 1967 with Seattle-First National Bank, following his service as a U.S. Army infantry officer. There he rose through the ranks to senior vice president and manager of several banking divisions and served as the head of the bank's Washington Branch Banking Administration, as well as a member of its Senior Management Committee, before joining Old National Bank in 1981. At ONB, Fahey was elected president and chief operating officer in 1983 and served in that capacity until he left U.S. Bank of Washington (formerly ONB) four years later to found Pacific Northwest Bank and serve as its chairman, president and chief executive officer. It was under his leadership that Pacific Northwest Bank grew to become the largest commercial bank headquartered in the Northwest before its acquisition by Wells Fargo in 2003. Fahey left his position as chairman of Washington Regional Banking at Wells Fargo in 2004 to retire-but not for long. When asked to assume the position of CEO at financially troubled Frontier Bank four years later, Fahey joined in the effort to save the bank. Although a private equity infusion of $430 million was committed, Federal Reserve approval could not be obtained in time, and the bank was acquired by Union Bank in a regulatory-assisted transaction in 2010. Fahey became a consultant to the board of First Sound Bank in 2011 and was asked to assume his current position in January of 2012.
A Washington native, Fahey is a graduate of Seattle University, Pacific Coast Banking School and the Management Program of the University of Washington Graduate School of Business. Throughout his career, he has offered his leadership to numerous business, community and non-profit organizations, including the Washington Bankers Association (director/president), Association of Washington Business (director/vice chair), Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce (trustee, vice chair), Providence Foundation of Seattle (board chair), Seattle University (trustee), YMCA of Greater Seattle (director), and Edmonds Center for the Arts (co-chair/capital campaign), to name a few.
Mr. Shelton, who has over 46 years in community banking, began his career in 1969 with First National Bank of Oregon in Portland. He then spent 19 years with Washington Trust Bank in Spokane, while serving as chief lending officer and senior vice president and manager of the bank's Commercial Banking Division. In 1997, Mr. Shelton joined Frontier Bank — headquartered in Everett, Washington — where he was eventually promoted to senior vice president and manager of the bank’s Western Region. Mr. Shelton joined First Sound Bank in January of 2012 and served as executive vice president and chief credit officer before his appointment to president and chief operating officer of the bank in May of 2016. Then in January of 2017 Shelton was named President and CEO of First Sound Bank.
Mr. Shelton is a graduate of Eastern Washington University, an honors graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Executive Program, which is affiliated with the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Throughout his career, Mr. Shelton has remained very active in numerous community and civic clubs and organizations
A 35-year banking veteran, Ms. Hanson most recently served as first vice president and manager of Commercial and Consumer Technology for HomeStreet Bank. She began her career as a loan operations supervisor for Auburn Valley Bank in 1981, then joined Pacific Northwest Bank as vice president and division manager of Loan Operations in 1988, where she later served as manager of the Business Banking Project Management Team when the bank was acquired by Wells Fargo. In 2006, Ms. Hanson joined Fortune Bank and served eight years as executive vice president of operations, until its acquisition by HomeStreet Bank.
A 2010 graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, Ms. Hanson has served on the Washington Bankers Association Education Committee since 2012. She also is a longtime volunteer with United Way Day of Caring and Stair Climb for Leukemia/Lymhphoma and previously served seven years as a campaign coordinator for United Way of King County.
Mrs. Bullard, who began her banking career as a credit analyst in 1994, comes to First Sound Bank with nearly 20 years of experience serving as a controller and chief financial officer for community banks in Washington, Idaho and California. She also has served as a bank examiner for the State of Idaho.
Mrs. Bullard earned a B.S. in Business Administration in 1989 from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California and graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington in 2002. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 2011 and a Certified Management Accountant in 2013.
Mrs. Cleary began her banking career as an assistant vice president and loan operations manager for Fortune Bank in 2007 and was promoted to vice president and Small Business Administration (SBA) assistant manager for the bank in 2010, a position that she continued to hold after the 2013 merger with HomeStreet Bank. Following her departure from HomeStreet, Cleary took an extended leave to travel the world before joining First Sound Bank.
Mrs. Cleary is a 2005 graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, with a bachelor's degree in business administration management and organizations, and graduated with honors from Pacific Coast Banking School in 2013. She also participated in the Washington Bankers Association Executive Development Program from 2009-2010, and was awarded a scholarship by the organization to attend Pacific Coast Banking School where she graduated with honors in 2013.
Mr. Barlow — who retired as CEO of Premera Blue Cross in September 2014, after 17 years with the company — brings extensive financial expertise and executive experience to the Board. He began his career with Deloitte & Touche in Cape Town, South Africa in 1973, was named a partner in 1982, and five years later transferred to the company’s Los Angeles office. In 1991, Mr. Barlow joined Health Net in Woodland Hills, California, where he held several finance positions, including senior vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining Premera Blue Cross, he also served two years as senior vice president and chief financial officer at AHI Healthcare Systems, Inc. in Downey, California.
Widely respected for his community service and civic involvement, Mr. Barlow received the American Jewish Committee’s prestigious Human Relations Award in 2011. In addition to chairing numerous nonprofit fundraising campaigns for local organizations — including the American Heart Association, March of Dimes, United Way of Snohomish County and the American Diabetes Association — Mr. Barlow has devoted his time to serving on several health care industry boards, as well as on the advisory boards of the University of Washington’s schools of business and nursing. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Implantable Provider Group.
Mr. Barlow graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in economics, a Master of business Administration degree in finance, and several outstanding academic awards. He also is a a graduate of both the Executive Program in Management and the Advanced Executive Program at the University of California in Los Angeles.
Born in Seattle, and a graduate of Seattle University, Mr. Evered brings to the Board a wealth of prior business experience and community involvement indicative of his interest in the Seattle area. His early career included positions with Shell Oil, Chrysler Credit and Baxter Medical before he joined Bellevue Lincoln Mercury — a successful Eastside auto dealership owned and operated by his family for more than 44 years. During his time there, Mr. Evered was elected to and served on the Lincoln Mercury National Dealer Council from 1993–94.
Mr. Evered has always given back to the community in a variety of significant ways. A member of the Bellevue Rotary Club since 1979, he served as its president in 1990–91, raised over $250,000 for the Rotary Wishing Well Foundation to benefit terminally ill children. Mr. Evered also served as president and board member of Eastside Mental Health; as a Bellevue City Council member from 1979–1983; as a member of the Bellevue Civil Service Commission; and as a member of the Central Business District Action Committee, which was instrumental in the development of Downtown Bellevue. Additionally, Mr. Evered chaired the finance committee for the development of Meydenbauer Center and for the $2.5MM capital campaign for St. Madeline Sophie Catholic Church. He currently serves as spokesperson for Electron Beam Tomography (EBT) for the Swedish Heart Institute at Swedish Medical Center and previously as a member of the Board of Regents at Seattle University.
Ms. Myers has been a member of the State Bars of Washington and California since 1974 and 1977, respectively. She has been active in the practice of law in the Pacific Northwest since 1974. Previously Ms. Myers served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) in Kent, Wash. from 2000 to 2005, and as General Counsel for Northwest Power Enterprises in Bellevue, handling all the legal matters for this entrepreneurial developer of gas turbine electric generating projects. She also has served as Counsel for First Interstate Bank (1979–1982), Rainier Bank (1982–1992) and subsequent acquisitions by Security Pacific Bank (1987) and Bank of America (1992). From 1992 to 1996 she was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of West One Bank, Washington, where she served as a member of the Executive Team participating in the development of a new bank in Washington. West One was acquired in 1996 by U S Bank where she managed a five lawyer legal department for U S Bank in Portland through 1997.
Ms. Myers is an active board member of Camp Fire USA and Central Puget Sound Council and has past affiliations on the Board of Visitors, Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, The Sacred Heart Shelter, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, Northwest Women's Law Center, Lawyers Committee of the Washington Bankers Association, Leadership Tomorrow and the Seattle Children's Museum.
Ms. Myers received her BA degree from the University of Washington and her JD from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
Mr. Schwartz serves as Managing Director for Jones Lang LaSalle in Bellevue, WA. He provides over 23 years of real estate advisory and brokerage experience to his clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. Before joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Schwartz was Co-Founding Principal of Pacific Real Estate Partners Inc., the region's leading independent commercial real estate brokerage. Prior to his commercial real estate career, he was a Director of Institutional Bond Sales at PaineWebber (now UBS Security) and a Commercial Banker at Manufacturers Hanover Trust, both in New York.
Mr. Schwartz represents many of the region's most prestigious corporations and owners in the development and implementation of real estate strategies. Throughout his career, he has completed the lease and sale of over six million square feet of commercial real estate.
Mr. Schwartz has been very active in community activities. Currently he is co-president of the West Seattle Girls Softball League. He has served on the Board of Family Services of King County and was board president during the 2003-04 term. Previously, Mr. Schwartz was active in the formation of the Young Leadership Division of the Jewish Federation.
Ms. Titcomb is an active community volunteer serving a variety of King County organizations over the years. She has prior associations with the Junior League, the Seattle Art Museum Supporters (SAMS) where she served as President from 1989–2000, Seattle Art Museum Board of Trustees, and the Seattle Children's Home Board of Trustees from 1994–2002. She has had an active role in fundraising and served as Chair of Fundraising for Brookside Elementary from 1999–2000. Ms. Titcomb was Internal Auditor for Mobil Oil Corporation from 1980–82 and Internal Auditor for MCO Resources in 1982-83 (both in Los Angeles), and Business Broker and Manager for V.R. Business Brokers in 1983–85 in Bellevue and Seattle. She was co-owner of Sorel's Gourmet Food and Kitchen Store in Seattle from 1985 to 1990.
Ms. Titcomb graduated from the University of Puget Sound with BA degrees in Economics and Finance. She graduated in 1980 Magna Cum Laude from the Institute of Internal Auditors and was named a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) in 1982.
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