Coastal Community Bank hired Erika Heer as executive vice president and chief human resources officer. She will take over all functions related to human resources including talent acquisition, staffing strategies, benefits and wellness programs and employee development.

“We are fortunate to have found a seasoned human resources executive who combines banking experience with other industries,” said Eric Sprink, CEO and president of Coastal Community Bank. “Working in such a highly regulated industry, we need someone who understands that dynamic but also brings innovative ideas from other vantage points. From recruitment to retention, Erika will help us navigate today’s highly competitive workforce by thinking outside the box.”

Since 2012, Erika has been the vice president of Human Resources and executive team member for ABODA by RESIDE, the fifth largest corporate housing provider in the nation. Previously, she served seven years at Opus Bank, formerly Cascade Bank, as assistant vice president, executive support officer and assistant corporate secretary.

Coastal Financial Corporation is the bank holding company for Coastal Community Bank, headquartered in Everett, WA.