Barbara Kennedy
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer


Barbara J. Kennedy is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Western Alliance Bancorporation. Ms. Kennedy oversees human resources, training, talent development and recruitment for Western Alliance, which has 1,700+ employees across the country.

A strong mentor, Ms. Kennedy brings more than 20 years of experience with national and multinational companies in the human resources discipline. Her career reaches from the financial industry to companies in the distribution/transportation arenas.

Prior to joining Western Alliance, Ms. Kennedy was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for San Diego-based Encore Capital Group. Previously she held senior HR positions with United Stationers Supply Company and Swift Transportation Corporation.

Ms. Kennedy is a former board member of Novo Group, a national recruiting and management consulting firm. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.