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Emily Nachlas

Chief Risk Officer


Emily Nachlas is Chief Risk Officer of Western Alliance Bancorporation.

Ms. Nachlas oversees the second line of defense risk management teams and processes at Western Alliance.

With nearly 20 years in the financial services industry, Ms. Nachlas most recently was Executive Vice President and Director of Enterprise Risk Management at IBERIABANK in New Orleans, LA. During her tenure, she developed and had oversight of a comprehensive second line of defense Enterprise Risk Management Framework, was a key member of the mergers and acquisition team and helped drive the strategic risk management vision. In her career she has held previous positions at HSBC, Amegy Bank and Hibernia National Bank, specializing in developing risk management programs.

Ms. Nachlas is active within the banking industry’s risk management discipline, serving on several boards and councils, including the Enterprise Risk Management Board Council of the Risk Management Association. She is a frequent speaker and presenter at industry conferences.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans.

About Us

With more than $25 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. Western Alliance is ranked #1 regional bank by S&P Global Market Intelligence for 2018 and in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for four consecutive years, 2016-2019. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their growth ambitions with local teams of experienced bankers who deliver superior service and a full spectrum of customized loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities. Business clients also benefit from a powerful array of specialized financial services that provide strong expertise and tailored solutions for a wide variety of industries and sectors. A national presence with a regional footprint, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.