After receiving a record number of nominations, 50 companies have risen from the adversity of the past couple years and earned the right to call themselves Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2022. The Most Admired Companies of 2022 includes WaFd Bank.
Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2022 will be celebrated at an awards dinner and ceremony from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Chateau Luxe, at 1175 E. Lone Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85024.
Most Admired Companies: WaFd Bank
Most Admired Company: 2020, 2022
Top Arizona executive: Todd Gerber, regional president
What it does: Financial institution offering checking and savings accounts, mortgages, HELOC, construction services and lot loans.
Admirable trait: As a financial institution dedicated to financing and promoting home ownership, WaFd Bank supports programs and causes that help provide affordable housing for low- and moderate-income individuals. WaFd also directly finances projects designed to build stronger communities that provide affordable housing, access to quality healthcare and a vibrant environment for job growth.
Strong foundation: The WaFd Bank Foundation exemplifies the company’s motto of “Love what you do. Make a difference.” The company invested $192,721,890 towards community development lending and affordable housing investments last year. Employees logged a total of 8,595 hours with more than 485 nonprofit organizations over the bank’s footprint. WaFd Bank also considers small grants to charitable organizations supported by employees who serve as volunteers or board members.
Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2022
Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest
CHASSE Building Team
Canyon State Electric
DP Electric Inc.
Desert Financial Credit Union
Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold
Gallagher & Kennedy
Health Information Management Systems (HiMS)
Homeowners Financial Group USA
OneAZ Credit Union
Quarles & Brady