Washington Business Bank Announces New Board Members

OLYMPIA, WA May 26, 2023 – The board of directors of Washington Business Bank (WBZB) is pleased to announce the addition of two new board members, Gwen Gill and Darragh Buckley.

Gwen Gill is a founder of Trouvés Health Care Corporation in Pierce County.  Under her vision, Trouvés Health Care Corporation has partnered with the State of Washington on multiple facilities that provide communities for people with both behavioral and health acuity. A graduate of St. Martin’s University, she also started her own development company and has invested in, and developed, multiple senior living facilities in the United States over the last 14 years, representing over 2 million square feet in commercial real estate development and construction.

Darragh Buckley is CEO of Increase Technologies, Inc. and brings significant expertise in the financial services industry and payment systems, with a particular focus on the technical integrations between banks, card networks, and third party service providers.  A graduate of MIT and the University of Michigan, Mr. Buckley previously worked for payment systems giant Stripe.  He resides in Bend, Oregon. 

“The Board is thrilled to have two entrepreneurs of Gwen and Darragh’s caliber join our board.” stated CEO Jon M. Jones.  “Gwen’s local knowledge and contacts will be invaluable as we plan an expansion into Pierce County.  Darragh’s technology expertise will help us to keep up and excel in the fast-changing technology aspects of community banking.”

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