Steve Gahler has joined Heritage Bank as the executive vice president, chief marketing officer in Seattle.

Gahler joins Heritage with more than 23 years of marketing experience and has held leadership positions at a number of Seattle companies. Gahler has earned a strong reputation as an expert in the marketing industry, with executive leadership skills and knowledge in digital and traditional media, marketing, technology, advertising, and business development.

He will mainly be responsible for overseeing the marketing plan to support Heritage’s brand, community relationships, business development and overall growth.

Heritage Bank has a branching network of 62 banking offices in Washington and Oregon.