SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco appointed Laura Lee (Laurie) Stewart, president and chief executive officer of Sound Community Bank / Sound Financial Bancorp, to its Seattle Branch Board of Directors for a three-year term, effective January 1, 2018.
"To be asked to fill a vacancy on the Federal Reserve Bank Board of Directors is truly an honor. I'm proud to represent the banking industry, share my perspective as a seasoned banker, and understand insights from the other expert board members representing various industries outside of banking." Ms. Stewart started in banking over 35 years ago and has held her current position since 1989. Seattle-based Sound Community Bank serves 15,000 households and businesses through two loan production offices and seven retail locations located in the Seattle area and on the Olympic Peninsula. In recent years, Ms. Stewart has been recognized as a Woman of Influence and Top Corporate Philanthropist by the Puget Sound Business Journal as well as a Woman to Watch by American Banker Magazine. She sits on the board of directors of the American Bankers Association, Washington Bankers Association and the Woodland Park Zoo. Ms. Stewart holds an M.A. and B.A. in Business from California Coast University. 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). Enclosures