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Washington Federal Promotes Christopher Sailus

Christopher SailusWashington Federal has promoted Christopher Sailus to Northeast Arizona Retail Banking Division Manager, Vice President, announced Mike Brown, Washington Federal’s Arizona Regional President. In his new role, Sailus will be responsible for managing all branch activity within the Company’s northeast Arizona footprint, including Scottsdale, Superstition Springs, Fountain Hills, Mesa, Gilbert, Payson, Globe, Show Low, and Safford.

“Chris came to Washington Federal with nearly 30 years of banking expertise. His experience ranges from retail mortgage production to business banking. We are confident his skills and knowledge will be an asset in our expanding Arizona market,” commented Brown.

Most recently, Sailus served as the Branch Manager of Washington Federal’s flagship location in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, which is not only the original Washington Federal branch, but also the largest in the Company. He has distinguished himself there with unprecedented consumer loan production. Previous experience also includes working at Umpqua Bank and Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.

Sailus holds a Masters in Business Administration from Wilkes University. He is involved in the local chamber of commerce and serves as the Treasurer of the Northwest Eco Building Guild. In his leisure time he enjoys hiking and kayaking.

Washington Federal, with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, has over 250 branches in eight western states, including 36 locations throughout Arizona, all offering consumer and commercial deposit services, insurance products, financing for small to middle market businesses, commercial and residential real estate, including consumer mortgages and home equity lines of credit. As of June 30, 2014, the Company reported $14.8 billion in assets, $10.8 billion in deposits and $2.0 billion in stockholders’ equity.

To find out more about Washington Federal, please visit our website. Washington Federal uses its website to distribute financial and other material information about the Company, which is routinely posted on and accessible at www.washingtonfederal.com.

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Washington Federal Promotes Paris Davis

Paris DavisWashington Federal has promoted Paris Davis to Northwest Arizona Retail Banking Division Manager, Vice President, announced Mike Brown, Washington Federal’s Arizona Regional President. In her new role, Davis will be responsible for managing all branch activity and growth within the Company’s northwest Arizona footprint, including Phoenix, Sun City, Sun City West, Glendale, Goodyear, Prescott Valley, Yuma, and Parker.

“Paris has been instrumental in the expansion of Washington Federal’s Arizona presence -which now includes 36 branches. She’s been with Washington Federal for 30 years and has extensive knowledge and experience in a variety of retail areas, specifically branch and deposit operations. We know she’ll continue to be invaluable as our new Northwest Arizona team leader,” commented Brown.

Davis is a longtime Phoenix resident and most recently served as Washington Federal’s Phoenix Deposit Operations Manager, Assistant Vice President. Previous roles also include working as the Phoenix Human Resources Manager, and Accounting Assistant. She enjoys travelling, boating and spending time with friends and family in her leisure.

Washington Federal, with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, has over 250 branches in eight western states, including 36 locations throughout Arizona, all offering consumer and commercial deposit services, insurance products, financing for small to middle market businesses, commercial and residential real estate, including consumer mortgages and home equity lines of credit. As of June 30, 2014, the Company reported $14.8 billion in assets, $10.8 billion in deposits and $2.0 billion in stockholders’ equity.

To find out more about Washington Federal, please visit our website. Washington Federal uses its website to distribute financial and other material information about the Company, which is routinely posted on and accessible at www.washingtonfederal.com.

Paul Sweetland joins Cushman & Wakefield

Paul SweetlandPaul Sweetland has been named Senior Director in the Industrial Properties Division of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc.

Sweetland leases and sells industrial properties with a specialization in freestanding owner/user buildings and multi-tenant developments. Clients served by Sweetland include Western Refining, Harsch Investment Properties, Westcore Properties, Washington Federal, MDI Capital, Panattoni Development, Equity Building Services, City National Bank and GE Capital.

Sweetland brings to Cushman & Wakefield more than 16 years of experience in the industrial real estate market.  He spent 13 years practicing in the Las Vegas market and has worked in the Metro Phoenix area for the past three years.

“We are thrilled to have Paul join us as we continue to grow our industrial presence in the greater Phoenix market,” commented Joe Cook, C&W’s COO, U.S. Markets.

Sweetland holds the designation of Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). He earned real estate licenses from both the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business and the Nevada School of Real Estate and Business.

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Washington Federal Promotes Hernandez to Assistant VP

Washington Federal announced Debbie Hernandez has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager. Hernandez has been with Washington Federal for more than 12 years.

In her position, Hernandez is responsible for increasing loan production and client base by growing the business checking and savings accounts and consumer checking and savings accounts. She is also responsible for increasing Washington Federal’s presence in the West Valley. Prior to joining Washington Federal, Hernandez was an insurance agent in Ohio.

“Debbie is a huge asset to our team here at Washington Federal,” said Trevor Bush, senior vice president and manager of Arizona retail banking division. “We are excited to see her continue to expand the presence and reach of Washington Federal.”

Hernandez earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in business from the Trumbull Business College in Warren, Ohio. She is also involved with the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a volunteer for St. Mary’s Food Bank.

Hernandez is a Surprise resident.

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Roberge joins Washington Federal as Branch Manager

Washington Federal has announced that Justin Roberge has joined the bank as branch manager of the Sun City Branch.

In his new role, Roberge will be responsible for providing leadership through employee motivation and development as well as managing the overall success of the branch. He will also be responsible for business development, deposit growth and promoting and selling additional bank products and services at the branch.

Prior to joining Washington Federal, Roberge held several other banking and management positions. Throughout his career, he has helped lead more than 150 employees through new product launches and was responsible for overseeing at risk banking locations, helping them become top producers.

When he’s not working, Roberge remains active in his local community as a volunteer with Hospice of the Valley as a social worker and bereavement counselor.

Roberge is a Phoenix resident.

Todd Hatch

Washington Federal hires local talent

Washington Federal has announced that Todd Hatch has joined the bank as assistant vice president/regional sales manager. With over 14 years in corporate banking, he brings extensive experience to his new position, including a strong background specializing in the financing of transportation and construction equipment.

In his new role, Hatch will oversee equipment finance business development in a variety of markets, including healthcare, transportation, manufacturing and heavy commercial equipment.

Hatch received his bachelor’s degree in Spanish with minor in Latin American literature from Brigham Young University.

He is a Gilbert resident.

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Washington Federal Names Business Banking Credit Analyst

Washington Federal has announced Brian McCrea as its newest business banking credit analyst. McCrea’s primary focus will be to assist with the origination of business loans to new and existing clients.

McCrea’s prior experience includes serving as a consumer loan underwriter at a major bank in both Des Moines, Iowa and Tempe. He has a breadth of knowledge in consumer loan modification workouts and refinancing, home lending, credit analytics and analysis.

McCrea received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa.

He is a Queen Creek resident.