Brent J. Beardall, President & Chief Banking Officer, Washington Federal, “Washington Federal: After 100 Years, What’s Next?”
Brent Beardall is President and Chief Banking Officer of Washington Federal (NASDAQ: WAFD), the largest bank headquartered in the State of Washington. It was recently announced that he will be appointed CEO on April 1, 2017.
Beardall, age 45, joined Washington Federal in 2001, as Controller, after serving as Audit Manager with Deloitte & Touche for three years. In 2003, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and joined the executive management committee. In March 2014, Beardall became Chief Banking Officer responsible for all client-facing activities, and in July of 2016, he was named President.
Beardall is a Certified Public Accountant, with a B.S. degree in accounting and an MBA at Brigham Young University. In 2013, he completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program and currently serves on the board of the YMCA of Greater Seattle.