Maxwell joins Kitsap Bank

Steve Maxwell has joined the executive management team as executive vice president and chief lending officer at Kitsap Bank.

Maxwell has 23 years of experience in commercial banking and most recently held the position of president of South Puget Sound and Washington Middle Market Commercial Banking for Key Bank’s Western Region.

In this role, Maxwell oversaw commercial lending teams in Pierce and King counties. During the past 20 years, he has been a high performing banker, with progressively responsible positions in the Puget Sound and Portland markets.

He is a 1990 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, and earned his master’s degree in Business Administration from Washington State University in 2000.

“Steve is a natural leader with excellent communication skills and a drive to succeed,” stated Kitsap Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Steven L. Politakis.

“His knowledge of our local market, coupled with his experience, business acumen and leadership will enable us to drive quality loan production to the highest level. We are very pleased to welcome an individual of his caliber to Kitsap Bank’s leadership team.”

Maxwell currently serves as a member of the Pierce County Economic Development board and chairs the American Heart Association’s Pierce County Walk.

He is also vice chair of the University of Washington, Tacoma advisory board; serves on the Pacific Lutheran University executive advisory board for the School of Business; and is a member of the Children’s Museum of Tacoma advisory board.

Established in 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, and has 21 locations throughout Western Washington.


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