Charles M. Folsom Named Senior Vice President - Commercial Lending of Heritage Bank

Oct 11, 2010, 13:07 ET from Heritage Bank

OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Heritage Bank, a subsidiary of Heritage Financial Corporation ("Company") (Nasdaq: HFWA), announced today that effective October 7, 2010 Charles ("Chuck") M. Folsom joined Heritage Bank as Senior Vice President – Commercial Lending.

Mr. Folsom has twenty-five years of experience in the industry, having held commercial lending and leadership roles in regional and community banks in the South Puget Sound region for the past sixteen years. Mr. Folsom is an active member of South King County serving on the Board of the Auburn Food Bank and the Green River Community College Foundation.

"We are pleased to have Chuck and his commercial lending expertise on the Heritage team. Chuck has been a consistently strong commercial lending leader in our market area for many years and we are very fortunate to have his leadership abilities on our team. His professionalism, commercial banking experience and business development skills will be a great benefit to Heritage Bank and our customers," said Greg Patjens, Executive Vice President of Community Banking for Heritage Bank.

Mr. Folsom is currently accepting new clients and can be reached directly to discuss commercial banking needs at 253-671-4445.

Heritage Financial Corporation is a bank holding company headquartered in Olympia, Washington. The Company operates two community banks, Heritage Bank and Central Valley Bank. With the FDIC-assisted acquisition of Cowlitz Bank, Heritage Bank now serves western Washington and the greater Portland, Oregon area through its 24 full-service banking offices and its Online Banking Website Central Valley Bank serves Yakima and Kittitas Counties in central Washington through its six full-service banking offices and its Online Banking Website Additional information about Heritage Financial Corporation is available on its Internet Website

SOURCE Heritage Bank