FS Bancorp Named Best Community Bank and Best Leadership Team in Bank Director’s 2022 Ranking Banking Study

Mountlake Terrace, Washington, UNITED STATES

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash., Dec. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FS Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ: FSBW), the holding company for 1st Security Bank (‘the Bank’) has been named Best Community Bank in Bank Director’s 2022 Ranking Banking Study. The Bank’s Leadership Team was also ranked #1 among all examined banks, regardless of size, for the strength of its leadership team.

The Ranking Banking Study identifies the best banks in the US based on quantitative metrics that examine factors including profitability and growth, as well as a qualitative analysis of innovation and leadership at the executive and board level.

“We are incredibly honored to receive this recognition from Bank Director, a highly respected information resource in the banking industry,” said Joe Adams, the Bank’s CEO. “We sincerely thank our dedicated leaders and teammates for their collaborative “Best Idea Wins” approach to community banking.”


An information resource to the financial community since 1991, Bank Director focuses on the strategic issues most fundamental to a bank’s CEO, senior leadership team, chairman and independent directors. Bank Director magazine, published by Bank Director, is one of the most widely read and highly respected magazines in the banking and financial services industry. Their flagship conference, Acquire or Be Acquired, is widely recognized as the premier M&A event for the financial services industry.


FS Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for 1st Security Bank of Washington, member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender, provides loan and deposit services to customers at its twenty-one branches, and mortgage services at each branch as well as lending offices in the greater Puget Sound area and the Tri-Cities. FS Bancorp, Inc., a Washington corporation, is the holding company for the Bank.

Donna Jacobson
VP, Director of Marketing, 1st Security Bank
P: 425.697.8086
E: donna.jacobson@fsbwa.com

Joe Adams
CEO, 1st Security Bank
P: 425.697.8048
E: joea@fsbwa.com

Matt Mullet
CFO, 1st Security Bank
P: 425.697.8026
E: mattm@fsbwa.com