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Dennis V. O'Leary , Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer

Dennis V. O'Leary

Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer


Dennis joined the 1st Security team as a Executive Vice President and manager of the newly formed construction lending division. In 2013 he was promoted to his current position as Chief Lending Officer where his responsibilities include overseeing loan production for the commercial, consumer, and commercial real estate including residential construction departments.  He brings over 25 years of experience in the banking industry and over 20 years of experience in commercial lending. He previously served for five years as Senior Vice President and Puget Sound Regional Director of the residential construction lending division for Sterling Savings Bank (following Sterling Savings Bank’s purchase of Golf Savings Bank in 2006).

Mr. O’Leary was a 20-year employee for Golf Savings Bank that culminated as Executive Vice President of the residential construction department and a five-year member of the Board of Directors for that Bank. Mr. O’Leary holds a BA in Business Administration with a focus on Finance and Economics from Central Washington University. He resides in Edmonds with his wife and two children and is active in his church. 

Fun Fact:

A heartfelt thank you to my friend and mentor Charles Ainslie the former owner of Golf Savings Bank.  Charles gave me my start in 1985 and has been a fantastic inspiration for over 30 years.


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