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Laurie Stewart

Laurie Stewart

President and Chief Executive Officer, Sound Community Bank

Laurie Stewart recently celebrated 28 years with Sound Community Bank. In this span, Stewart led the conversion of the organization from a $38 Million dollar credit union to a $640 Million publicly traded commercial bank. She also has a long history of participation in the industry and in the community. Recognized by American Banker as one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2011, 2015 and once again in 2017 she also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Washington Bankers and the Woodland Park Zoo. She is currently Vice Chair of the American Bankers Association and Vice Chair of the National Arthritis Foundation.

A frequent speaker at conferences and colleges, she has testified in both Washington DC and Olympia, Washington, the state capital. She was one of 14 bankers to serve on the inaugural FDIC Advisory Board and subsequently the CFPB Advisory Board.

When not involved in banking and advocacy she also volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children. She is an avid reader, writer, and seamstress who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro as a fundraiser to cure cancer.