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Lynne Herndon

Chief Credit Officer

Lynne Herndon is Chief Credit Officer of Western Alliance Bancorporation.  

As CCO, Ms. Herndon is the senior executive of Western Alliance’s credit administration department, with oversight of the organization’s credit risk processes and functions. With 35 years of credit risk and lending experience, Ms. Herndon performs a critical role in establishing and maintaining Western Alliance’s credit risk architecture as well as ensuring continuous portfolio monitoring. 

Prior to joining Western Alliance, Ms. Herndon was the West Region Credit Executive for PNC Bank, where she was responsible for the credit quality of the region’s middle market and corporate loan portfolios. At BBVA USA (acquired by PNC in 2021), she was the Chief Wholesale Credit Risk Officer, with responsibility for the underwriting, credit risk approval, loan closing and asset recovery functions for the commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, corporate and wealth portfolios.  

Ms. Herndon currently serves as National President for Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity Inc., a national women’s organization that she has served as a board member for over a decade. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She also holds the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.  

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Western Alliance Bank

With more than $70 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation is one of the country’s 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.