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Bainbridge businessman joins Kitsap Bank board

Robert Wise has joined the board of directors of Kitsap Bank.  - Photo courtesy of Kitsap Bank
Robert Wise has joined the board of directors of Kitsap Bank.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Kitsap Bank

A Bainbridge Island businessman has joined the board of directors for Kitsap Bank.

Olympic Bancorp, the parent company of Kitsap Bank, added two board members at the annual shareholders meeting.

Robert Wise and John Hogan join current board members Cydly Langer Smith, chairwoman; Helen Langer Smith, vice chairwoman; Steve Politakis, president and CEO; Tony George, executive vice president and chief operating officer; Melinda Pigors, director; Wade Perrow, CEO, Wade Perrow Construction; Jeff Swan, president, Evergreen Lumber; Jim Grabicki, principal, Grabicki & Associates;  Robert Mathwig, owner, Family Pancake House; and director emeritus Dave Gitch, retired president and CEO, Harrison Hospital.

“We are excited to bring these two highly capable and qualified individuals to our board of directors,” Politakis said. “John and Robert have deep roots in our market and bring extensive industry knowledge in their fields of expertise.”

Wise, a Bainbridge Island resident, is senior vice president of business development at Opanga Networks, which specializes in high definition video to smartphones and tablets.

Kitsap Bank officials said Wise has been a software executive for more than 20 years and has extensive experience in developing software and specializes in advanced applications for smartphones, voice recognition and network communications.

He also owns Marsh Andersen, a holding company for investments in the marine industry, including the Port Hadlock Marina.

Wise grew up in Bremerton, graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in computer science.

Hogan is the managing partner of Gateway Capital, a firm that manages more than 200 commercial tenants occupying over 1.5 million square feet in Kitsap, Pierce, King, Lewis and Snohomish counties.

Over the past 15 years, Hogan has developed over 17 projects throughout the Puget Sound area with total completed value of over $350 million.

Hogan developed, owns and operates Uptown Gig Harbor, a premier open air lifestyle shopping center. He is a native of Gig Harbor, a graduate of Gig Harbor High School and has a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.  He has served on the Gig Harbor Film Festival Advisory Board and the Gig Harbor’s Economic Development Committee.

Established in 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard and operates 21 locations throughout Western Washington.

 

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