Business news — July 3, 2019

Aceto takes position at 1st Security Bank

1st Security Bank announced last week that Anthony Scott Aceto was recently hired as Assistant Vice President-Branch Manager at the bank’s Sequim office.

Aceto has over 13 years of experience in the banking industry, including six years as a branch manager. He specializes in working with nonprofits, small and large businesses, wealth management and professional services businesses. He received the “Top 10 Personal Bankers Nationwide” award from JP Morgan Chase, was named to the Presidents Club for Top Performance in 2017 and 2018 at his previous financial institution, and was the National Sales and Service Award Recipient at Wells Fargo in 2009.

“I am extremely honored to be a part of the 1st Security team,” Aceto said. “The leadership team’s dedication to creating a positive, welcoming culture and workplace demonstrates that the Bank lives its vision of ‘building a great place to work and bank’ from the top down. With the company’s strong focus on giving back to our communities and our customers, it couldn’t be a better fit for me.”

Aceto is active in the Sequim community as a Board Member for Habitat for Humanity, and serves as a Family Mentor Leader for that organization.

Two physicians join staff at NOHN

North Olympic Healthcare Network announced last week that Dr. Kristin Puhl and Dr. Mira Nelson are joining the staff as second-year resident physicians as of June 25.

Resident physicians begin their second year of residency with NOHN after completing their first year at Swedish Cherry Hill via the Rural Training Track — a joint venture between NOHN, Olympic Medical Center and Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency in Seattle. The program is designed to train physicians in rural communities and increase the physician workforce in communities with inadequate primary care access. About 60 percent who train in rural settings remain for their career.

For more information about NOHN’s Rural Training Track program, contact RTT Site Director Dr. Rob Epstein at, or visit

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