Emily Nachlas

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

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.