OLYMPIA, Wash., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Bank, a subsidiary of Heritage Financial Corporation ("Company") (NASDAQ: HFWA), announced the hiring of Carlos Guangorena as Regional Lending Manager for Seattle and Bellevue. Mr. Guangorena joins the Heritage Bank team with more than 25 years of commercial banking experience in the King County market. In his new role he will work closely with the lending teams in Seattle and Bellevue to further develop Heritage Bank's presence in the region with an emphasis on commercial lending.
Mr. Guangorena is on the board of Foss Home and Village and was recently on the board of United Way of King County. He has also been active in various community organizations.
The Heritage Bank team looks forward to enhancing its position in the region and continuing to participate in the communities we serve through a combination of charitable contributions, volunteer and leadership efforts, as well as providing banking services. We understand the importance of enhancing the economic and social vitality of the communities we serve.About Heritage Financial Heritage Financial Corporation is a bank holding company headquartered in Olympia, Washington. The Company operates two community banks, Heritage Bank and Central Valley Bank. Heritage Bank serves western Washington and the greater Portland, Oregon area through its twenty-seven full-service banking offices and its Online Banking Website www.HeritageBankNW.com. Central Valley Bank serves Yakima and Kittitas counties in central Washington through its six full-service banking offices and its Online Banking Website www.CVBankWA.com. Additional information about Heritage Financial Corporation is available at www.HF-WA.com. SOURCE Heritage Financial Corporation