John W. Blizzard is President and Chief Executive Officer. John joined Seattle Bank in January 2014, and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank in April 2014. John is responsible for developing and leading the organization's vision and operating strategies. John comes to Seattle Bank with over 23 years of banking and financial services experience. John's industry experience includes eight years with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. Prior to joining Seattle Bank, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Bank. John earned an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University, and an MBA from Seattle University. He is a graduate of the University of Washington's Pacific Coast Banking School.
Keith McCullough is Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. In this capacity he oversees the administration of those policies and procedures that apply to the credit the bank extends to its customers, and also manages the bank's loan portfolio. Keith has 23 years of experience in the banking industry, including as Senior Credit Administrator at Charter Bank, Senior Treasury Manager at Boston Private Bank, and various positions in commercial lending and credit administration at Key Bank. He volunteers at Washington C.A.S.H. (Community Alliance for Self Help) and United Way.
Jean Ciesynski is Executive Vice President and Chief Deposit Officer. Jean joined the Bank in 2009. Jean is responsible for deposit delivery and operations, along with deposit and cash management products and services. Jean has over 35 years of banking industry experience. Prior to her employment with Seattle Bank, she served as Senior Vice President of Retail Banking and Vice President of Training and Branch Operations at Sound Community Bank. Jean earned a business management degree from Kennedy Western University, and graduated from BAI Graduate School of Retail Banking at the University of Wisconsin. She volunteers at the YWCA Dress for Success program and has provided financial counseling for the women at Hope Place at Seattle Union Gospel Mission.
Karen Mefford is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Seattle Bank. Karen joined the Bank in 2014. Karen is responsible for overseeing the implementation and day to day operations of the Bank's technology, and vendor management. She has over 20 years of banking experience, with expertise in vendor and operations management. She began her career with Washington Federal, and her most recent employment was with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, where she served as Vice President and Director of Operations. She earned a degree from Gonzaga University. Karen is on the Board of Directors, and is a coach, for the Cascade Striders Youth Running Club.
Josh Williams is Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer at Seattle Bank. Josh joined the Bank in 2014. He is responsible for managing the commercial and private banking relationship teams at Seattle Bank. Josh has over 16 years of banking experience, beginning his career as an Analyst for Norwest Bank in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2002, Josh returned to Seattle where he was a business banker and led Seattle metro business banking. Most recently, Josh served as Vice President and Senior Global Banking Consultant for Wells Fargo. Josh earned a degree in Economics and Political Science from Macalester College, and an MBA from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. Josh's community involvement includes serving as a volunteer coach with Seattle Youth Soccer Association.
Terry Stull is Senior Vice President and Controller at Seattle Bank. Terry joined the Bank in 2013. Terry is responsible for managing and supervising the Accounting department and financial reporting. Terry has nearly 40 years' experience in banking. He started out as a clerk in the Trust Department with National Bank of Commerce (Rainer Bank) in 1973, and most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Pacific International Bank. Terry earned a degree in Accounting from the University of Washington. Over the years, Terry has managed and coached sports teams in Snohomish County, and he and his wife served as foster parents for several years.