Francesca Castagnola
Senior Vice President


Francesca C. Castagnola is senior vice president for Western Alliance Bank and manages the Settlement Services Group.

A 30-year banking veteran, Ms. Castagnola’s portfolio includes law firms, service companies, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, nonprofit organizations and real estate investment companies. She has sizable expertise in simple to complex escrow and fiduciary banking services. Through the Settlement Services Group, Ms. Castagnola focuses on the entire lifecycle of large legal settlements, from escrow through distribution and residual balances for class action, mass-tort and bankruptcy cases.

A native San Diegan, Ms. Castagnola currently serves as president of the Board of Directors for Home Start and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Old Globe. Additionally, she is a committee member of the Greater San Diego Economic Development Corporation.

She is dedicated to elevating women’s leadership and has participated for several years in the Women’s Symposium at The Academy of Our Lady of Peace. She also helps guide the Bank’s Women’s Resource Group.

Ms. Castagnola earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego.