Timberland Bank chief credit officer retires, bank promotes one of its own to replace him


Having originally joined Timberland Bank in 2012, Edward Foster, chief credit officer  for Timberland Bank, retired at the end of 2023. Todd Van Cise has been selected to replace him, according to a Timberland Bank news release.

Foster has been instrumental in ensuring Timberland’s credit has remained strong over the past 11 years.

“Ed is a highly experienced credit executive with demonstrated success in the areas of credit administration, risk management, lending and banking regulation,” Timberland Bank CEO Dean Brydon said in the release. “I want to thank Ed for all he has done to develop and progress Timberland Bank’s credit administration.”

Van Cise began his banking career in 1997 with Union Bank of California and worked for West Coast Bank and Bank of America before joining Timberland Bank in 2012. A U.S. Army veteran, Van Cise has also graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School and the University of Washington’s business school.

“I look forward to continuing to work closely with Todd to maintain the strong credit administration culture that Ed created,” Brydon said.

Founded in 1915, Timberland Bank began in downtown Hoquiam and now has 23 branches in Grays Harbor, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Lewis and Thurston counties. For more information, visit https://www.timberlandbank.com/