• News Release: 1/16/2024

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    January 16, 2024
    First Federal Savings of San Rafael announces the appointment of new San Rafael Branch Manager
    San Rafael, CA (January 9, 2024) – First Federal of San Rafael announced the appointment of Deborah Ward to the position of Branch Manager of its San Rafael branch.

    Deborah will oversee all branch operations, including customer care, business development and compliance as well as ensuring the highest levels of operations, profitability, efficiency, and service standards. Deborah is a long time Marin County resident and is connected to the community.

    With over 15 years of management-level banking experience, Deborah joins First Federal after successful tenures with First Republic and Citibank. There, she specialized in branch and personnel oversight, management of all operations including customer care, sales, staffing, training, and performance management.

    “Deborah has a history of delivering high-performance branch centers, consistently exceeding all benchmarks including client care expectations and is a perfect fit for our company,” said Paul Simmons, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Federal. “We welcome her to the team and to building on the successes of our San Rafael branch location.”

    First Federal has two locations in Marin: 998 4th Street in San Rafael and 2009 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Fairfax. First Federal recently acquired loan and administrative offices at 250 Bel Marin Keys Blvd. Ste E., in Novato
    First Federal Savings

    Founded in 1963, First Federal is the sole remaining mutual institution, federally insured under FDIC, offering premier banking services headquartered in California. A mutual association is very different from stock ownership banks in that we are mutually owned for the benefit of our community and customers. Being mutually owned means that we are controlled locally, so our management team and directors make business decisions that reflect the needs of our communities and help them prosper.

    Nicole Saarloos
    Richard De Ramon, Community Investment Officer
    RDeRamon@FFSavings.com, (415) 456-6231