Norman J. Tonina, Jr., Board President

Norman J. Tonina, Jr., Board President

Norm Tonina has served on the Board of First Fed Foundation since 2017 and was elected as President in 2018. He also serves on the Board of First Fed Bank and serves as Chair of its FinTech committee.

Norm is an adjunct faculty member of Seattle Pacific University, in its Master’s and PhD program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and consults with organizations on strengthening the alignment of strategy, organization, and corporate culture, aimed at increasing leadership effectiveness to improve business performance.

Norm was a founding board member of the Fort Worden Public Development Authority in Port Townsend and served as its Chair from 2015-2021. Most recently, he worked at Grameen Foundation, a non-governmental organization focused on enabling the poor to create a world without poverty, where he served as an advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors (2012-16) and as its Chief Human Resources Officer (2010-12).

He began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation in 1987 and joined Microsoft in 1993 as Finance Manager for its Systems products, rising to become Senior Director of Finance for Microsoft’s Platforms and Applications business. In 1999, he transitioned to Human Resources, where he directed major strategic global HR initiatives and focused on culture, leadership, and talent strategies.

Mr. Tonina earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University, a certificate in human resources from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s in Organizational Psychology from Antioch University. Norm is actively involved in community organizations in both Seattle and Port Townsend, Washington.