Connor received the President’s Public Leadership award recognizing outstanding contributions to the bench and bar.
Heritage Bank (Nasdaq: HFWA), congratulates senior vice president and community impact officer, Kristen Connor, on her well-deserved award from the Oregon Law Foundation (OLF). The President’s Public Leadership Award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the bench and bar and are not members of the Oregon State Bar.
The Oregon Law Foundation manages Oregon’s Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts program (IOLTA). The interest from lawyer trust accounts is sent to the OLF to fund non-profits who provide civil legal services to low-income Oregonians. Heritage Bank, through Connor’s effort, is a Visionary participant in the Partners in Justice program, where an IOLTA account can make an above-market rate.
“We are proud to support Kristen’s tireless work on the Oregon Law Foundation’s Banker Board,” said Jeff Deuel, CEO at Heritage Bank. “The Leadership Bank program complements Heritage Bank’s commitment to improving our communities in key areas including corporate social responsibility.”
“I am honored to work with such a passionate group of people focused on ensuring that every Oregonian has access to justice,” said Connor. “A sustainable funding source is crucial to ensure that we can meet the ever-present needs of our community. It is truly inspiring to see the banking and legal community collaborate to elevate this important cause.”
About Heritage Financial Corporation – Heritage Financial Corporation is an Olympia-based bank holding company with Heritage Bank, a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank, as its sole wholly-owned banking subsidiary. Heritage Bank has a network of 65 banking offices to serve customers in Washington and Oregon. Heritage Bank also does business under the Central Valley Bank name in the Yakima and Kittitas counties of Washington and under the Whidbey Island Bank name on Whidbey Island. Heritage’s stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “HFWA.” More information about Heritage Financial Corporation can be found on its website at www.hf-wa.com and the Heritage Bank website at www.HeritageBankNW.com