Executive Management Committee     


Brent-Berdall-2015 Brent Beardall, President and Chief Executive Officer
Vince Beatty Vincent Beatty, Chief Financial Officer 
 Cathy Cooper Photo Cathy Cooper, Executive Vice President and Retail Banking Group Manager
 Bob Peters Bob Peters, Executive Vice President and Commercial Banking Group Manager
 Kim Robison Photo Kim Robison, Senior Vice President of Operations
 Mark.Schoonover Mark Schoonover, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

​Board of Directors     


Roy M. Whitehead, Executive Chairman of the Board  Mr. Whitehead served as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2000-2017. He has over forty years' experience in the industry and virtually all aspects of the business. As Executive Chairman he works closely with the Chief Executive Officer on strategy development and  provides practical advice to the Board of Directors on the operational impact of their policy making.
Brent Beardall,
President and Chief Executive Officer

Brent Beardall is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Washington Federal. Mr. Beardall joined Washington Federal in 2001 as Vice President & Controller.  In 2003, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer, a position he served in for eleven years prior to being assigned to his current role with responsibility for all client-facing activities of the bank. He was awarded the title of President in 2016. On April 1, 2017, he became only the sixth CEO in the bank’s 100 year history.

Thomas J. Kelley,
Lead Independent Director 
Director; Former Managing Partner of the Moscow Russia office of Arthur Andersen from 1997 to 2002 with overall management responsibility for the audit, tax and consulting practices in Moscow and the audit practice in nine offices in the former Soviet Union countries. From 2002 to 2012 Mr. Kelley served as an instructor in the Department of Accounting Albers School of Business at Seattle University. Mr. Kelley’s financial expertise is a necessary component of the board. His career in finance and public accounting was centered on the audit of financial services firms.
David Grant 

David Grant joined the WAFD board of directors September, 2012. Grant is the Managing Partner of Catalyst Storage Partners, a privately-held international firm specializing in self-storage development, investment and consulting. Prior to forming Catalyst, Grant spent 20 years with Shurgard Storage Centers, a NYSE-traded Real Estate Investment Trust that owned and operated a portfolio of over 600 properties. Grant began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in 1975 with Touche Ross & Co, where he worked until joining Shurgard in 1985.

Anna C. Johnson  Director; Managing Director of Scan East West Travel, a travel agency. Ms. Johnson is a successful business owner who has built a first‐quality travel service that has operated in Seattle, Washington since 1971. Ms. Johnson’s experience in operating a small business brings important commercial insights to the Board.
Erin N. Lantz Erin Lantz, who joined the WAFD board in September, 2016, is the VP and GM of Mortgages at Zillow Group where she has worked since 2010. Prior to Zillow Ms. Lantz was a Senior VP at Bank of America where she led the Direct-to-Consumer purchase home loan business. Ms. Lantz holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.  Ms. Lantz also serves on the board of TrueCar.
Barbara L. Smith, Ph.D. Director; Owner Barbara Smith Consulting since 1992 providing expertise in leadership development, strategic planning, group dynamics, organization change and executive coaching. Ms. Smith has a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Washington and has taught classes at the University of Washington and Seattle University in these subjects. Her background is most useful to the board in assessing the leadership ability of management, the health of the corporate culture and overall effectiveness of the organization.
Mark N. Tabbutt

Mark N. Tabbutt, Chairman of Saltchuk since October 2008. Saltchuk is a Seattle‐based family of transportation and distribution companies focused on North America and is one of the largest privately held companies in the State of Washington. Mr. Tabbutt has experience in acquisitions, strategic planning, financing, capital allocation and managing a diversified group of companies. Mr. Tabbutt joined the WAFD board, March of 2011. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Seattle YMCA.

Randy H. Talbot Randall H. Talbot, a WAFD Director since July, 2012, has been the Managing Director of Talbot Financial LLC, an investment advisory firm, since 2010. Mr. Talbot served as Director, CEO and President of Symetra Financial Corporation from 2004 to June, 2010, and as Director of Concur Technologies, Inc. from March 2008 to November, 2014. Mr. Talbot joined the former parent of Symetra Financial Corporation, Safeco Corporation, in 1998 and from 1998 to 2004 served as President of  Safeco Life Insurance Company. 
Regional Presidents
Bryan Lutz Photo Bryan Lutz, Northern Washington Regional President
Tom Van Hemelryck Tom Van Hemelryck, Western Idaho Regional President
Marlise Fisher Marlise Fisher, Utah and Nevada Regional President
Gary Haines Gary Haines, Northern Oregon Regional President
Peggy Hobin
Peggy Hobin, Southern Oregon Regional President
Mike Brown Mike Brown, Arizona Regional President
Michelle Coons photo Michelle Coons , New Mexico Regional President
Greg Toso Greg Toso, Southern Washington Regional President
Tony Barnard Photo Tony Barnard, Texas Regional President

 Roy M. Whitehead, 
 Roy M. Whitehead, 
 Roy M. Whitehead, 
Thomas J. Kelley
Thomas J. Kelley
Thomas J. Kelley
Mark N. Tabbutt
Randy H. Talbot