First Heritage Bank President and CEO, Cathy Reines, announced the appointment of James C. Brekke, as Chief Credit Officer. Mr. Brekke has over thirty years of experience in all aspects of credit, including special credits, credit administration and loan growth management. Prior to joining First Heritage, Mr. Brekke acted as Chief Credit Officer for a large credit union and a community bank and was in a credit administration capacity at several large national banks.
“We are excited to welcome Mr. Brekke to the First Heritage Bank team. His three decades of experience and expertise in credit administration are an enormous asset to our Bank and we look forward to his future contributions,” said Reines.
First Heritage Bank is the No. 1 local SBA lender in Snohomish County. We specialize in small business lending to new and existing small businesses, which includes loans for working capital, inventory, equipment, real estate, tenant improvements and business acquisitions. First Heritage Bank is an independent, locally owned community bank with branches in Arlington, Everett, Marysville, Monroe, Snohomish and Woodinville.