October 9, 2009 – Executive leadership solutions firm Nosal Partners LLC has recruited Levon Mathews as chief executive officer of First Federal. Mr. Mathews was previously president of First Federal Bancshares in Sioux City, Iowa. The search was conducted by David Nosal, chairman and CEO, and Robert Kobayashi, managing partner of the financial services practice at Nosal Partners. First Federal has been serving North Olympic Peninsula families and businesses for more than 85 years. Headquartered in San Francisco and with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Minneapolis and São Paulo, Nosal Partners delivers executive search, executive leadership development, and interim executive solutions.