Heritage Bank Appoints New Executive Vice Presidents and Announces the Retirement of Cindy Hirman, Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer
OLYMPIA, Wash. , Jan. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Heritage Bank (“Heritage” or the “Bank”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Heritage Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: HFWA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Ray as Vice Executive President, Chief Lending Officer, Amy Curran as Executive Vice President Chief Commercial Banking Officer, Kelli Wilson as Executive Vice President Chief Banking Officer and Sabrina Robison as Executive Vice President Chief Human Resources Officer. Robison assumed her new executive title in September 2022, while Ray, Curran and Wilson assumed their new executive roles on January 1, 2023. Wilson will succeed Cindy Hirman who is scheduled to retire in April 2023.
Jeff Deuel, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage, comments: “As our organization grows, we continue to make strategic adjustments to our organizational structure, with a focus on continuity, accommodating growth, expanding within our geographic footprint, and using effective and efficient technologies . The addition of Matt, Amy and Kelli to the executive team brings new energy, knowledge and expertise that will continue to position Heritage for future success.”
Ray will be responsible for all areas of lending and have direct oversight of specialty lending areas, including Heritage Business Express, consumer lending, mortgage and SBA. He joined Heritage Bank in 2010 and has held leadership positions as commercial banking team leader, regional manager and market president. He has more than 25 years of experience in sales, credit, operations, commercial banking and residential real estate.
Curran will be responsible for the commercial banking and capital markets group. She joined Heritage Bank in 2015 as a team leader for the Seattle commercial lending team. With more than 30 years of banking experience, primarily in commercial lending, she provides guidance to her team of bankers in identifying, structuring and working with nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
Wilson will be responsible for bank branches, commercial relationship bank deposit officers, wealth strategies and the customer service center. She joined Heritage Bank in 2013 as a regional manager. She was appointed Head of the Banking Branch in 2020 before assuming her current role. She has worked in the financial industry for over 34 years and has a broad mix of retail, sales and management experience.
Robison, an existing member of the executive team, was promoted to Executive Vice President in September 2022 and will continue to be responsible for human resources and administrative processes. She joined the Heritage team more than 30 years ago as an intern, contributing in various roles over the years. She was named Senior Vice President of Human Resources in 2002, Senior Vice President of Human Resources in 2018, and promoted to Executive Vice President of Human Resources in September 2022.
Hirman joined Heritage in 1988 and is scheduled to retire in April 2023. She was named Senior Vice President in 2004 and Director of Retail Banking in 2006 before assuming her current role in 2019. Deuel adds, “Cindy has played a critical role in the Bank’s development and success for over 34 years. I want to thank her for her dedicated service and invaluable leadership over the years. We wish her the best in her retirement and new adventures who are waiting for him.”
About Heritage Financial Corporation
Heritage Financial Corporation is an Olympia-based bank holding company, with Heritage Bank, a full-service Washington state-owned commercial bank founded in 1927, as its sole wholly-owned banking subsidiary. Heritage Bank has a network of 50 banking offices to serve customers in Washington and Oregon. Heritage Bank also does business under the name Whidbey Island Bank on Whidbey Island. Heritage’s shares trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “HFWA”. More information about Heritage Financial Corporation can be found on its website at www.hf-wa.com and on Heritage Bank’s website at www.HeritageBankNW.com.
SOURCE Heritage Financial Corporation