GetFileAttachment-2Washington Federal has announced Omar Neira has been hired as a business banker for two of its three Arizona divisions, focusing on 23 of the 35 Washington Federal branches statewide. In his new role, Neira will be responsible for business development, commercial real estate loans and small business lending. Neira brings more than a decade of experience to his new role, including serving as the business banking relationships manager for Chase Bank and as a branch manager for US Bank.

Neira stays active in the community through memberships in professional associations including Small Business Banking Professionals, Commercial Mortgage Lenders, Equipment Leasing & Finance Association and Foundation, National Equipment Finance Association and SBA Professionals. He also serves as a volunteer for St. Mary’s Food Bank, Peoria Unified School District and Junior Achievement of Arizona.

Neira attended the University of Arizona and El Camino College and is fluent in Spanish. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, listening to all types of music, and working on home improvement projects.