WaFd Bank Leadership Team

Executive Management Committee

Brent Beardall

President and Chief Executive Officer

Vincent Beatty

Chief Financial Officer

Cathy Cooper

Executive Vice President and Retail Banking Group Manager

Ryan Mauer

Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Kim Robison

Executive Vice President of Operations

James Endrizzi

Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking

Board of Directors

Thomas J. Kelley, Chairman of the Board

A member of the board since 2005, Mr. Kelley was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in October after serving as Vice Chairman since March of 2018. He also serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee and the Nominating & Governance Committee. Kelley was a former Managing Partner of the Eastern European office of Arthur Andersen and former instructor in the Department of Accounting at Seattle University’s Albers School of Business.

Brent Beardall, President and Chief Executive Officer

Brent Beardall is the President & Chief Executive Officer of WaFd Bank. Mr. Beardall joined WaFd Bank in 2001 as Vice President & Controller. In 2003, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer, a position he served in for eleven years prior to being assigned to his current role with responsibility for all client-facing activities of the bank. He was awarded the title of President in 2016. On April 1, 2017, he became only the sixth CEO in the bank’s 100 year history.

David Grant

David Grant joined the WaFd Bank board of directors September, 2012. Grant is the Managing Partner of Catalyst Storage Partners, a privately-held international firm specializing in self-storage development, investment and consulting. Prior to forming Catalyst, Grant spent 20 years with Shurgard Storage Centers, a NYSE-traded Real Estate Investment Trust that owned and operated a portfolio of over 600 properties. Grant began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in 1975 with Touche Ross & Co, where he worked until joining Shurgard in 1985.

Barbara L. Smith, Ph.D.

Director; Owner Barbara Smith Consulting since 1992 providing expertise in leadership development, strategic planning, group dynamics, organization change and executive coaching. Ms. Smith has a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Washington and has taught classes at the University of Washington and Seattle University in these subjects. Her background is most useful to the board in assessing the leadership ability of management, the health of the corporate culture and overall effectiveness of the organization.

Mark N. Tabbutt

Mark N. Tabbutt, Chairman of Saltchuk since October 2008. Saltchuk is a Seattle‐based family of transportation and distribution companies focused on North America and is one of the largest privately held companies in the State of Washington. Mr. Tabbutt has experience in acquisitions, strategic planning, financing, capital allocation and managing a diversified group of companies. Mr. Tabbutt joined the WaFd Bank board, March of 2011. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Seattle YMCA.

Randy H. Talbot

Randall H. Talbot, a WaFd Bank Director since July, 2012, has been the Managing Director of Talbot Financial LLC, an investment advisory firm, since 2010. Mr. Talbot served as Director, CEO and President of Symetra Financial Corporation from 2004 to June, 2010, and as Director of Concur Technologies, Inc. from March 2008 to November, 2014. Mr. Talbot joined the former parent of Symetra Financial Corporation, Safeco Corporation, in 1998 and from 1998 to 2004 served as President of Safeco Life Insurance Company.

Steve Singh

Steve Singh, who joined the WaFd Bank board of directors in August, 2018, is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at Docker, an innovative cloud technology company based in San Francisco. Mr. Singh is best known as the CEO and Co-Founder of Concur Technologies, a Bellevue, Washington based travel and expense management company. He built Concur into an enterprise success over the course of 20 years before selling to SAP in 2014. Singh is also Executive Chairman of Center, a financial software company. Singh holds various leadership roles in other technology companies and community organizations.

Stephen M. Graham

Stephen M. Graham joined the WaFd Bank Board of Directors in April 2019. As Managing Partner of Fenwick & West LLP in Seattle, former Partner at Orrick and Perkins Coie, and a graduate of Yale Law School, Mr. Graham brings over forty years of experience representing public and private corporations in mergers, acquisitions, and strategic planning. Mr. Graham served for six years as a co-chair of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies and is currently serving on the Board of Directors at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Linda Brower

Linda Brower is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer at WaFd Bank from 2003 until her retirement in 2016. Her extensive banking career spans four decades including past leadership roles at Bank of America and US Bank.

Regional Presidents

Tom Van Hemelryck

Western Idaho Regional President

Marlise Fisher

Utah and Nevada Regional President

Gary Haines

Northern Oregon Regional President

Peggy Hobin

Southern Oregon Regional President

Mike Brown

Arizona Regional President

Michelle Coons

New Mexico Regional President

Greg Toso

Southern Washington Regional President

Tony Barnard

Texas Regional President

Tom Pozarycki

Northern Washington Regional President