OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: HFWA), the parent company of Heritage Bank, announced that director Kimberly Ellwanger was named a National Association of Corporate Directors ("NACD") Board Leadership Fellow joining 51 other distinguished NACD Board Leadership Fellows during the second quarter. The NACD Fellowship is a comprehensive and continuous program of study that empowers directors with the latest boardroom insights, intelligence, and practices, which provides them with the necessary skills to lead their boards with confidence.
Mr. Brian Charneski, Board Chairman, commented, "We are pleased with Kimberly's commitment to continually enhancing her board room skills and focus on the fundamentals of corporate governance. Kimberly demonstrates exemplary leadership skills and is a valuable asset to the Heritage board."
About Heritage Financial
Heritage Financial Corporation is an Olympia-based bank holding company with Heritage Bank, a full-service commercial bank, as its sole wholly-owned banking subsidiary. Heritage Bank has a branching network of 63 banking offices in Washington and Oregon. Heritage Bank also does business under the Central Valley Bank name in the Yakima and Kittitas counties of Washington and under the Whidbey Island Bank name on Whidbey Island. Heritage's stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "HFWA". More information about Heritage Financial Corporation can be found on its website at www.hf-wa.com and more information about Heritage Bank can be found on its website at www.heritagebanknw.com.
SOURCE Heritage Financial Corporation