Susan Preston Joins Liberty Bank Board

October 13, 2020

Liberty Bank names angel investing guru Susan Preston to board of directors

Poulsbo, WA (Oct. 13, 2020): Liberty Bank, which recently changed its name from Liberty Bay Bank and expanded from Poulsbo to open a new office in Bellevue, has named world-recognized angel investor Susan Preston to its board of directors.

Preston, a savvy angel investor and globally recognized author, consultant and speaker on angel and venture financing, is managing partner of SeaChange Fund. She has worked in senior management of early-stage companies and was a partner in three law firms. She has taught in the MBA program at the University of Washington and is former chair and lead instructor for the Angel Resource Institute, a global investor and entrepreneur education organization.

“We welcome Susan and her vast expertise to the board of Liberty Bank,” said Liberty Bank CEO Rick Darrow. “Her breadth and depth of knowledge will help us make sound financial decisions as we grow our bank and assist more businesses in the communities we serve.”

Preston earned her JD, cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law and her Bachelor of Science in microbiology and public health, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Washington State University. She has served as a director on more than 35 boards of private and public entities.

Liberty Bank is a forward-thinking, customer-centric community bank committed to providing the best banking service and customer satisfaction in the Puget Sound Region. Liberty Bank is locally minded, civically engaged, and has an abiding appreciation for the communities it serves. The bank strives to anticipate and understand clients’ personal and business financial issues and find the best solutions to move them forward. Liberty Bank is headquartered in Poulsbo, Wash., and has an office in Bellevue, Wash. Find out more at