Board of Directors

The WBA is governed by a Board of Directors composed of member banks from across Washington State. Directors are executive level banking professionals from institutions diverse in type, size, and geographic location. The Board of Directors sets policy for the association and is responsible for the prudent stewardship of the fiscal resources of the association.

2016-2017 Officers


Roy Whitehead 
Chairman & CEO
Washington Federal, Seattle

Chairman - Elect

Jeff Deuel 
President & COO
Heritage Bank, Olympia

Immediate Past Chair

Jim Mitchell
President & CEO
Puget Sound Bank, Bellevue  






Kerry Biddle
Senior Vice President
Bank of America, Tacoma

ABA Government Relations Committee Representative

Greg Oakes
President & CEO
Cashmere Valley Bank, Cashmere

WBA PROS Chairman

Jon Jones
Washington Business Bank, Olympia




WBA Education Committee Chairman

Jeff Deuel 
President & COO
Heritage Bank, Olympia



Melanie Dressel
President & CEO
Columbia Bank, Tacoma

Brian Hawley
COO of Retail Banking
Union Bank, Seattle

John (Jack) Heath
President & COO
Washington Trust, Spokane




Laurie Stewart 
President & CEO 
Sound Community Bank, Seattle

Byron L. Richards
Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank, Seattle

Joe Kiley
President & CEO
First Financial Northwest Bank, Renton



Eric Pearson 
President & CEO
Community First Bank, Kennewick

Steve Politakis 
Kitsap Bank, Port Orchard

Jerry Shaw
President & CEO
Anchor Bank




Mark Mason 
Homestreet Bank, Seattle

Randy Riffle 
KeyBank, Seattle

Thomas Perrick
JP Morgan Chase, Portland



Patrick Yalung
Regional President
Wells Fargo, Seattle

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