First Federal Community Foundation Appoints New Board Chairman and Elects New Director

Norman Tonina assumes leadership role and Jeffrey Davis joins the foundation’s board of directors.

Port Angeles, WA, May 4, 2018– At its annual meeting held on April 23, 2018, First Federal Community Foundation appointed Norman Tonina chairman of its board of directors, succeeding David Flodstrom who remains on the organization’s board. The foundation recognized and thanked Flodstrom, who served as chairman since the organization was initially funded in 2015. The foundation also elected Jeffrey Davis to a two-year term on its board of directors. Davis joins directors Cindy Finnie, Craig Curtis and Karen McCormick whose terms continue, in addition to Tonina and Flodstrom.

“We are delighted to welcome Norm as our new board chairman,” said foundation executive director Karen McCormick. “He brings a wealth of talent, vision and experience that will benefit our foundation immeasurably.”

Norman J. Tonina, Jr. has served as the Chairman of the Fort Worden Public Development Authority in Port Townsend, Washington since 2015. Tonina is also an adjunct faculty member in Seattle Pacific University’s graduate program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Tonina most recently worked at Grameen Foundation, a non-governmental organization focused on enabling the poor to create a world without poverty, where he served as an advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors (2012-16) and as its Chief Human Resources Officer (2010-12), focused on driving strategic alignment, organizational effectiveness, and human resource re-engineering initiatives. He began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation in 1987 and joined Microsoft in 1993 as a finance manager for its Systems products, rising to become Senior Director of Finance for Microsoft’s Platforms and Applications business. In 1999, he transitioned to Human Resources, where he directed major strategic global HR initiatives, spending the majority of his time focused on culture, leadership, and talent strategies. Tonina earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University, a certificate in human resources from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Antioch University. Tonina continues to be actively involved in community organizations in both Seattle and Port Townsend, Washington.

Jeff Davis is Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of First Federal.  Davis has over 25 years in leadership positions in banking, focusing on Strategy, Product, Operations, and Service Delivery.  Prior to joining First Federal in September, 2014, he was most recently with First Merchants Corporation.  He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and Anderson University with a Master’s in Business Administration.  He is also a graduate from Stonier National Graduate School of Banking.  Davis is currently a director of the Northwest Maritime Center, actively volunteers in several local organizations in Clallam County, and served as a director for Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County.  Prior to moving to Washington State in 2014, Davis served as a director of Indiana APSE and director and Treasurer of Fountains of Hope.

“We are pleased to welcome Jeff Davis to First Federal Community Foundation’s board of directors,” said foundation executive director Karen McCormick. “He sets the standard for giving back to those who need it most, and we are grateful for the exceptional leadership and commitment he brings to the foundation.”


About the First Federal Community Foundation:  First Federal Community Foundation is a private 501(c)3 charitable corporation funded with a gift of cash and stock from First Northwest Bancorp, the parent company of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles. The Foundation provides funding for community support, affordable housing, economic development and community development in communities where First Federal operates a full-service branch.

About First Federal:  First Federal is a subsidiary of First Northwest Bancorp (FNWB). First Federal is a Washington-chartered, community-based savings bank headquartered in Port Angeles, WA. First Federal is currently serving Western Washington through 12 banking centers; located within Clallam, Jefferson, King, Kitsap and Whatcom counties. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender. / (360)417.3204 / (800)800.1577


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