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Western Alliance forms executive leadership team

Western Alliance Bancorp. in Phoenix has formed an executive leadership team in conjunction with a series of personnel moves. 

The $65 billion-asset company said in a press release Tuesday that the team is responsible for making key policy decisions and guiding its strategic direction. 

The move is designed to position Western Alliance as it prepares to cross over $100 billion of assets, Kenneth Vecchione, the company’s president and CEO, said in the release. 

“I am more confident than ever that our seasoned and diverse executive team will continue to deliver best-in-class service to our customers, and industry leading financial results for our shareholders, while also serving the needs of our employees and the communities in which we do business,” Vecchione added. 

The team includes Vecchione, along with: 
  • Timothy Booth, chief operating officer 
  • Barbara Kennedy, chief human resources officer 
  • Emily Nachlas, chief risk officer 
  • Dale Gibbons, chief financial officer 
  • Tim Brucker, who was  promoted to the newly created role of chief banking officer for regional banking
  • Steve Curley, who was named to the new position of chief banking officer for national business lines
  • Randall Theisen, who will retire as chief legal officer in the first quarter but will remain with Western Alliance as head of corporate affairs 
Western Alliance said Jessica Jarvi, who will succeed Theisen as chief legal officer next year, would also replace him on the executive leadership team at that time. 

The company also said that Robert Neman will serve as interim chief credit officer and join its senior operating committee.

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