Heritage Bank Opens New Downtown Seattle Office - Expanding Team

Jul 15, 2015, 13:29 ET from Heritage Financial Corporation

OLYMPIA, Wash., July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Financial Corporation ("Company" or "Heritage") (Nasdaq: HFWA), parent company of Heritage Bank, is pleased to announce the opening of a new downtown Seattle office located at 1420 5th Ave, Suite 3600. Bryan McDonald, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer, commented, "We anticipate the office will open early-August. Our existing Seattle Commercial Lending and Cash Management teams, along with the newly-formed Capital Markets Group, will move from our current Westlake location to the new space located in the City Centre building. We are also very happy to announce the addition of three new members to the Seattle team including Amy Curran, Randy Robinson and Dave Purcell."

Amy Curran joins Heritage as Senior Vice President & Team Leader with more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry in King County. Most recently Amy held the position of Regional Lending Manager for a large regional bank. We welcome Amy and her extensive banking experience including commercial real estate, traditional commercial credit, treasury management and depository services. Amy currently volunteers as a facilitator for SCORE, an SBA-sponsored program for new entrepreneurs. She also supports Providence Hospice as well as Habitat for Humanity.

Randy Robinson joins Heritage as Senior Vice President & Community Development Lender. Randy also has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry in the King County region, most recently working for a large regional bank. We are pleased to welcome Randy and have his expertise as a certified housing development finance professional for the National Development Council on the team. Randy is also a Commissioner of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, board president of the Capitol Housing Foundation, past campaign committee chair for "Yes for Homes!" Seattle Housing Levy Renewal, immediate past board president of Impact Capital and past board member of the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance.

Dave Purcell joins Heritage as the Senior Vice President responsible for developing our new Capital Markets Group. We also welcome Dave to the team who comes to Heritage with 25 years of experience in banking in the Pacific Northwest with a large regional bank. He has deep capital markets and risk management expertise.  Dave has his MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.

Our current Seattle team includes: Carlos Guangorena, Senior Vice President & Regional Lending Manager; Al Shott, Senior Vice President & Commercial Lender; Jim Liming, Senior Vice President & Commercial Lender; Jennifer Warburton, Senior Vice President & Cash Management Manager; Tyler Easterday, Cash Management Sales Officer; Alexander Pace, Credit Analyst; and Susan Martin, Loan Production Assistant.

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 66 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.

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