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Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ GS: HFWA)
Donald V. Rhodes, Chairman of the Board of Heritage Financial Corporation ("Heritage"), announced today that the Board of Directors of Heritage Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Heritage Bank, have appointed
Ann Watson to the Board of Directors effective
October 30, 2012.
"We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Watson to the Heritage board as she brings a great depth of executive and community leadership to the board," said
Donald V. Rhodes, Chairman of the Board of Heritage Financial Corporation. "Ms. Watson's background in the financial services industry will add valuable expertise as the board and management team continue to expand our organization into new markets."
Ms. Watson previously served in executive leadership roles at Russell Investments where she played an integral part in the company's successful expansion spanning over a 15 year period. In these leadership roles, she served as Chief Human Resources Officer, as a Management Committee Member, a Russell Mellon Board Member and as a Director in the Corporate Finance Group. Prior to joining Russell Investments she had a seven year career with Chemical Bank/Manufacturers Hanover in
New York and abroad whereby she held multiple global roles including strategic planning, loan workouts and client relationship management.
Ms. Watson is an active community leader in the
Seattle area. She currently serves on the board of the Seattle Foundation and is active in Social Venture Partners and Thrive by Five. Ms. Watson holds a MBA from
Columbia University and a BA in Business Economics from
About Heritage FinancialHeritage 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
Kittitas counties in central
Washington through its six full-service banking offices and its Online Banking Website
www.CVBankWA.com. The Company's stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "HFWA". Additional information about Heritage Financial Corporation is available on its Internet Website
SOURCE Heritage Financial Corporation