The American Bankers Affiliation as we speak introduced that Washington state banker Brent Beardall will chair its American Bankers Council—the banker-driven peer group for midsize financial institution chief executives—for the 2021-22 membership 12 months. Beardall is president and CEO of Seattle-based Washington Federal (WaFd) Financial institution, the place he has spent 20 years in numerous roles.
At WaFd, Beardall as CFO oversaw all client-facing actions of the financial institution throughout eight states for greater than a decade. He was additionally named “CFO of the 12 months” by the Puget Sound Enterprise Journal.
“Brent is a robust chief who brings a ardour and enthusiasm for banking to this essential position,” mentioned Rob Nichols, ABA president and CEO. “His wealth of data and expertise, alongside together with his dedication to making sure that the banking business makes a optimistic distinction within the communities we serve, makes him a terrific alternative to guide ABA’s American Bankers Council.”