New managers and officers at North Kitsap banks

Cloward and Gould join Kitsap Bank’s commercial lending

Corrynn Cloward and Suzette Gould have joined Kitsap Bank’s North Kitsap Commercial Lending Team as vice presidents and commercial loan officers.

Both are located at Kitsap Bank’s Poulsbo branch.

A lifelong resident of Kitsap County, Cloward has 28 years of banking experience, starting with Suburban State Bank in Silverdale in 1983. She spent more than 20 years with Bank of America, moving to Frontier Bank as a commercial lender in 2003.

Gould has been in banking for 15 years — nine years with US Bank in Tacoma before moving to Key Bank; and most recently Frontier Bank. She is active in the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce and was Ambassador of the Year in 2010.

Walter named manager of Kitsap Bank in Kingston

Lucy Walter has been named operations manager of Kitsap Bank’s Kingston branch.

Walter has more than 34 years of banking experience, and has been with Kitsap Bank since 2009 as a retail banking specialist. She is active in the Chamber of Commerce and has been a resident of Kitsap County for nearly 10 years.

Walter succeeds Lori Schmidt, who is now operations manager at Kitsap Bank’s Sequim branch.

Established Aug. 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard with 20 locations throughout Western Washington.  The bank has nearly $900 million in assets and provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual customers.  Kitsap Bank has been named a preferred lender by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Edwards, Christoff, Sutton join Liberty Bay Bank staff

Liberty Bay Bank has hired three new members of its local banking team:

  • Duane Edwards, senior vice president and team leader/relationship manager.
  • Chris Christoff, business relationship manager.
  • Kristi Sutton, relationship associate.

Edwards has 36 years of commercial and private banking experience, with the last seven years in the greater Poulsbo area.

Edwards spent five years as controller of an aircraft engineering and manufacturing company. He is past president and a board member of Poulsbo Rotary Club, a member of the Olympic College Foundation Board of Directors, and a former board member of the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Patti live in Poulsbo.

Christoff has been a community banker and business lender working with small business owners in both downtown Seattle and Kitsap County since 2001.  She has more than 30 years of experience in banking.

She is a board member of Harrison Hospital Foundation’s Mathis Guild, and the Central Kitsap Medic One Foundation.

She and her husband have live in Olalla.

Sutton has worked in the banking industry for more than 20 years. She grew up in Poulsbo, graduating from North Kitsap High School and Washington State University. She attended Western School of Commercial Lending.

She and her husband, Jim, live on Bainbridge Island. She is active in the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary, Girl Scouts of Western Washington and the Bainbridge Island Quilt Guild.


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