Western Alliance Bank Adds PAC Leader to Government Relations Team

February 23, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Western Alliance Bank today announced that Joe Minardi has joined the organization as government relations manager.

Minardi joins the bank after more than a decade working in public affairs and having developed strong expertise in managing political action committees. Minardi will have primary responsibility for managing the Western Alliance Bancorporation Political Action Committee (WABPAC) and the bank’s grassroots advocacy program. He will be based in Washington, D.C., and will report to Western Alliance’s head of government relations, Josh Denney.

“We are pleased to add Joe Minardi to our government relations team as we continue to expand the bank’s capabilities to engage with key government and community stakeholders,” said Denney. “Joe’s expertise will allow us to build on the foundation of our new government relations function as Western Alliance continues its trajectory of growth and industry-leading performance.”

Minardi joins Western Alliance from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), where he was director of NAIFA’s $2 million PAC. Prior to NAIFA, Minardi managed the PAC at BMO Financial Corporation. Earlier in his career, Minardi worked at Trinity Industries, BIPAC and LegiNation.

A native of Massachusetts, Minardi holds a master’s degree in design and innovation from Southern Methodist University (SMU) and a bachelor’s in political science from Westfield State University.

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With more than $70 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 commercial banking solutions and consumer products, all delivered with outstanding service by banking and mortgage experts who put customers first. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director and receiving #1 rankings on Institutional Investor's All-America Executive Team Midcap 2023-2024 for Best CEO, Best CFO, Best Company Board of Directors and Best Investor Relations Team. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individual, full-service banking and financial brands with offices in key markets nationwide.