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Joseph C. Adams , Chief Executive Officer

Joseph C. Adams

Chief Executive Officer


Joseph C. Adams is a director and has been the Chief Executive Officer of 1st Security Bank of Washington since July 2004. He has also served in those capacities for FS Bancorp since its formation in September 2011. He joined 1st Security Bank of Washington in April 2003 as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Adams served as Supervisory Committee Chairperson from 1993 to 1999 when the bank was Washington’s Credit Union.

Mr. Adams is a lawyer having worked for Deloitte as a tax consultant, K&L Gates as a lawyer and then at Univar USA as a lawyer and Director, Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Adams received a Masters Degree equivalent from the Pacific Coast Banking School in 2007. Mr. Adams’ legal and accounting backgrounds, as well as his duties as Chief Executive Officer of 1st Security Bank of Washington, bring a special knowledge of the financial, economic and regulatory challenges faced by the Bank which makes him well-suited to educating the Board on these matters.


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