Cynthia A. Parker has served as president and CEO of BRIDGE Housing Corporation, one of the nation’s largest owners and developers of affordable housing, headquartered in San Francisco, California, since 2010. Previously, Ms. Parker served as regional president for Mercy Housing Inc., a nonprofit organization that develops affordable housing, from 2008 to 2010, and as senior vice president of the affordable housing and real estate group of the Seattle-Northwest Securities, an investment banking firm, between 2002 and 2008. She is currently a director of the National Affordable Housing Trust, the Housing Partnership Network, and Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future. Ms. Parker was elected to the Seattle Bank’s board in 2008 and served on the Seattle Bank’s board until the Merger in 2015.
Ms. Parker’s involvement in and experience in representing community interests in housing, and knowledge of human resources and compensation practices, as indicated by her background, support her qualifications to serve as an Independent Director on our Board of Directors. She currently serves as the vice chair of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee.