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Barbara J. Kennedy

Chief Human Resources Officer

Barbara J. Kennedy is Chief Human Resources Officer of Western Alliance Bank. Ms. Kennedy oversees human resources, training, talent development, and recruitment for Western Alliance, which has 3,000+ employees across the country.

A strong mentor and culture champion, Ms. Kennedy brings more than 20 years of experience with national and multinational companies in the human resources discipline. Prior to joining Western Alliance, Ms. Kennedy was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for San Diego-based Encore Capital Group. She also held senior HR positions with United Stationers Supply Company and Swift Transportation Corporation.

Ms. Kennedy served on the Board of Directors for Ryan House, helping children and families navigate through their unique journeys. She also served on the board of Novo Group, a national recruiting and management consulting firm. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

About Us

Western Alliance Bank

With more than $70 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation is one of the country‚Äôs top-performing banking companies. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, offers a full spectrum of tailored commercial banking solutions and consumer products, all delivered with outstanding service by banking and mortgage experts who put customers first. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director and receiving #1 rankings on Institutional Investor's All-America Executive Team Midcap 2023-2024 for Best CEO, Best CFO, Best Company Board of Directors and Best Investor Relations Team. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individual, full-service banking and financial brands with offices in key markets nationwide.