Francesca Castagnola

Senior Vice President

(619) 233-2251

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.

About Us

With more than $20 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.