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.

2019-2020 Officers


Jon Jones
Washington Business Bank, Olympia

Chairman - Elect

ABA Government Relations Committee Representative

Joe Kiley 
President & CEO
First Financial Northwest Bank, Renton

Immediate Past Chair

Greg Oakes
President & CEO
Cashmere Valley Bank, Cashmere





WBA Education Committee Chairman

WBA PROS Chairman

Brent Beardall
President & CEO
Washington Federal, Seattle

Steve Politakis
Kitsap Bank, Port Orchard

Larry Hueth
President & CEO
First Federal, Port Angeles




  ABA Community Bank Council Representative  

Eric Pearson
President & CEO
Community First Bank, Kennewick



Laurie Stewart
President & CEO 
Sound Community Bank, Seattle


Brian Hawley
COO of Retail Banking
Union Bank, Seattle


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




Sue Horton
Chariman, President & CEO
Wheatland Bank, Spokane

Cheryl Bishop
Board Member
Banner Bank, Burlington


Jay Coleman
SVP/Regional Credit Officer
KeyBank, Seattle




Dave Swartley
Managing Directory, Regional Government Relations Manager
U.S. Bank, Portland


Mark Mason
Homestreet Bank, Seattle


Thomas Perrick
JP Morgan Chase, Portland





Steve Hatfield
Regional Bank President
Wells Fargo, Seattle