Vanessa Washington

Former Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Bank of the West - San Francisco, California

Vanessa Washington

Vanessa Washington

Former Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Bank of the West - San Francisco, California

Biography

Vanessa Washington

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Ms. Washington is a member of the board of directors and has served on the board of First Hawaiian Bank, since October 2020. Ms. Washington has deep expertise in legal, governance and risk mitigation with strategic experience in the areas of security, compliance, corporate social responsibility, human resources and environmental services. From 2006 until her retirement in October 2020, Ms. Washington served as Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Bank of the West where she led the legal, regulatory relations and corporate secretary functions, and previously managed the areas of corporate social responsibility and an integrated security program including information and physical security and fraud prevention. Prior to joining Bank of the West, Ms. Washington served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Catellus Development Corporation, a publicly traded real estate company. Prior to Catellus, she worked in financial services at California Federal Bank where she transitioned from a commercial real estate attorney to a corporate and securities lawyer. She began her career in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia and is a member of the California and Georgia bars.

Ms. Washington serves as Director, Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Executive and Compensation Committees of the Board of Directors of the Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Bay Area. She is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and recently served on the managing board of The Clearing House.

Ms. Washington holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a law degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law.

Overview
Career Highlights

Bank of the West - San Francisco, California
Catellus Development Corp.
BancWest Corp. (Hawaii)

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1439

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

1960

Age

61

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Chief Financial Officer at Varo Money, Inc.

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Director at First American Real Estate Solutions LLC

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Executive Vice President & General Auditor at Bank of the West - San Francisco, California

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Bank of the West - San Francisco, California

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Former Chairman, Board of Directors & Chief Executive Officer at BancWest Corp. (Hawaii)

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Chief Financial Officer at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at First Hawaiian, Inc.

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Chief Compliance Officer at Bank of the West - San Francisco, California

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Senior Executive Vice President & Head of the Wealth Management Group at Bank of the West - San Francisco, California

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Bank of the West - San Francisco, California

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Former Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Bank of the West - San Francisco, California
Education

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also known as UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina is a coeducational public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. North Carolina has been consistently ranked among the highest ranked universities in the United States and is one of the original eight Public Ivy schools that provide an Ivy League experience for a public schooling price. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States.

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

American College of Real Estate Lawyers is the premier organization of U.S. real estate lawyers. Admission is by invitation only after a rigorous screening process. ACREL's distinguished, nationally-known lawyers have been elected to fellowship for their outstanding legal ability, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law.

Member
Current

The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. It represents the interests of approximately 65,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students.The NBA is organized around 23 substantive law sections, 9 divisions, 12 regions and 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world.

Career History
Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
2006 - 2020

Bank of the West operates as a state chartered commercial bank. It offers retail banking, small and medium enterprise banking, pacific rim banking, commercial banking, wealth management, and personal finance. The company was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

General Counsel
2001 - 2005

Catellus Development Corp. engages in managing real estate assets. It offers design, construction, engineering, wealth, asset and property management services.The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

Secretary, Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Prior

BancWest Corp. operates as state commercial bank. Its services include residential and commercial real estate lending, commercial banking, consumer finance, credit cards, insurance, investments, private banking and wealth management. The company was founded in November 1998 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Boards & Committees
Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

California Bankers Association is a nonprofit company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, that provides legislative advocacy and regulatory advocacy to the banking industry. Simone F. Lagomarsino is the CEO, in this role since 2017.The company says this about itself: Established 126 years ago, the California Bankers Association (CBA) is one of the largest state banking trade associations in the country. CBA leads the way in developing relevant educational and legislative solutions to some of California's more pressing financial and banking issues, including adult financial empowerment, identity theft, financial privacy and elder financial abuse. CBA's membership includes the majority of California's commercial, community banks and savings associations.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

Former President of United States

$200
2008

Former President of United States

$250
2005
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