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Former Huntington exec joins Western Alliance board

Western Alliance Bancorp. in Phoenix has added a former executive from Huntington Bancshares to its board.

The $65 billion-asset company said in a press release that Kevin Blakely will stand for election at next year’s annual meeting. Blakely is a senior adviser to Oliver Wyman.

Blakely’s career includes being chief risk officer at Huntington and president and CEO of the Risk Management Association.

Western Alliance also named Paul Galant, a former CEO of Verifone and Brightstar, to the board.

The appointments are the culmination of a deliberate and thorough director succession planning process,” Donald D. Snyder, the company’s governance committee chair, said in the release.

“Both new members bring skillsets developed at large financial institutions, including risk management, technology, and payments experience that will contribute to the company’s ongoing success at this important stage in its growth,” Snyder.

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