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.

2017-2018 Officers


Jeff Deuel 
President & COO
Heritage Bank, Olympia

Chairman - Elect

Greg Oakes
President & CEO
Cashmere Valley Bank, Cashmere

Immediate Past Chair

Roy Whitehead 
Chairman & CEO
Washington Federal, Seattle





ABA Government Relations Committee Representative

WBA PROS Chairman


Kerry Biddle
Senior Vice President
Bank of America, Tacoma

Joe Kiley 
President & CEO
First Financial Northwest Bank, Renton

Jon Jones
Washington Business Bank, Olympia




WBA Education Committee Chairman

Steve Politakis 
Kitsap Bank, Port Orchard



Patrick Yalung
Regional President
Wells Fargo, Seattle

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

Randy Riffle
KeyBank, Seattle



Eric Pearson
President & CEO
Community First Bank, Kennewick

Jim Mitchell
President & CEO
Puget Sound Bank, Bellevue

Thomas Perrick
JP Morgan Chase, Portland




Mark Mason
Homestreet Bank, Seattle


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