Andy Pohlman Joins First Federal as SVP and Regional Marketing President

Port Angeles, Washington, UNITED STATES

PORT ANGELES, Wash., May 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Northwest Bancorp (NASDAQ: FNWB) (“Company”), the holding company for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles (“Bank” or “First Federal”), today announced that Andy Pohlman will join First Federal’s management team as Regional Market President and Senior Vice President of Investment Services, effective June 1, 2020.  Pohlman will lead the Bank’s Retail Banking Strategy in Whatcom and Kitsap Counties, as well as oversee the Investment Services function. 

“We are very excited about Andy joining our team at First Federal.  He brings a wealth of financial experience and has an outstanding reputation in our communities as a highly talented relationship banker,” said Kelly Liske, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer.  “Andy’s addition to our franchise reinforces our commitment to maintaining our leadership in the communities we serve in Western Washington.”

Andy Pohlman is an accomplished leader with demonstrated proficiencies in building and managing bank-wide teams in retail banking, marketing, treasury management and wealth management.  He has excelled in providing strategic vision to manage bank-wide production, drive consistent growth, and accomplish organizational objectives.  Pohlman’s most recent position was SVP, Chief Retail Banking Officer for Peoples Bank where he spearheaded the strategic vision for deposit gathering across retail and commercial lines of business, establishing new benchmarks for deposit growth.  He also oversaw marketing, treasury, wealth management and the contact center.  Pohlman earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Washington and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast of Banking School, Seattle, WA.  He holds securities licenses Series 7, 65, 63 and Washing State Life and Disability License.  As Regional Market President of First Federal’s East Region, Pohlman will report to Dawnya Scarano, SVP Director of Retail Banking and Kelly A. Liske, EVP, Chief Banking Officer.

About the Company

First Northwest Bancorp, a Washington corporation, is the bank holding company for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles. First Federal is a Washington state-chartered savings bank primarily serving communities in Western Washington State with thirteen banking locations - eight located within Clallam and Jefferson counties, two in Kitsap County, two in Whatcom County, and a lending center in King County.

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Matthew P. Deines
President & CEO
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