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First Financial Northwest Appoints Chief Credit Officer, Chief Banking Officer

December 30, 2019, 07:20 AM

First Financial Northwest, Inc., the holding company for First Financial Northwest Bank, announced interim Chief Credit Officer, Simon Soh, was formally appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the Bank. Soh will oversee the bank’s overall credit culture and assume responsibility for its credit policies, procedures and processes.

Dalen D. Harrison, previously Senior Vice President and Chief Deposit Officer, was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Banking Officer. In her new role, Harrison will focus on deposit and loan production growth for the bank, including leading efforts to expand the C&I portfolio and SBA lending in the markets the bank directly serves, while also focusing on expanding the bank’s customer base and obtaining more of each customer’s financial relationship.

“I am extremely pleased to announce the appointment of both of these leaders and the realignment of our organizational structure to support our growth objectives,” said Joseph W. Kiley III, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe these actions will better position us to continue to execute on our growth strategies, including expanding into new markets and growing our product lines in 2020 and beyond.”

Soh has more than 30 years of experience in commercial banking and has been with the bank since August 2010, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. He assumed the Chief Credit Officer role on an interim basis earlier this year. Harrison has been Chief Deposit Officer of the bank since she was hired in March 2014 and has over 38 years of banking experience in Washington.

First Financial Northwest Bank is headquartered in Renton, WA.

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