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.

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