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Barbara J. Kennedy

Chief Human Resources Officer

Barbara J. Kennedy is Chief Human Resources Officer of Western Alliance Bank. Ms. Kennedy oversees human resources, training, talent development, and recruitment for Western Alliance, which has 3,000+ employees across the country.

A strong mentor and culture champion, Ms. Kennedy brings more than 20 years of experience with national and multinational companies in the human resources discipline. Prior to joining Western Alliance, Ms. Kennedy was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for San Diego-based Encore Capital Group. She also held senior HR positions with United Stationers Supply Company and Swift Transportation Corporation.

Ms. Kennedy served on the Board of Directors for Ryan House, helping children and families navigate through their unique journeys. She also served on the board of Novo Group, a national recruiting and management consulting firm. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

About Us

Western Alliance Bank

With more than $65 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 solutions and outstanding service delivered by banking and mortgage experts who put customers first. Major accolades include being ranked #1 top-performing large bank with assets greater than $50 billion in 2021 by both American Banker and Bank Director. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank is working to become the nation’s leader in commercial banking through its individual, full-service banking and financial brands, with offices in key markets nationwide.