Press Release

Mike Wamsganz New Head of Retail Banking in Rocky Mountain Region at Bank of the West
DENVER | May 03, 2016

Promoted to Rocky Mountain Division Executive within Bank of the West Retail Banking

Bank of the West announced today the promotion of Executive Vice President Mike Wamsganz as Rocky Mountain Division Executive in the bank’s Regional Banking Group within the Consumer Banking Division. Reporting to George Stanfield, Head of Retail Banking, in the bank’s Consumer Banking Division, Wamsganz will oversee retail banking strategy in the Rocky Mountain region which spans five states:  Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. 

“Mike brings years of outstanding banking experience to this role,” said George Stanfield. “Having worked in our Denver office for eight years, he has extensive knowledge of our products and services and our clients’ needs. These attributes combined with his strong leadership capabilities will help our business continue to grow in this region. As a long-time resident of the Denver area, Mike understands the Denver market and is actively involved with serval local organizations. He is an asset to the community.”

Wamsganz joined Bank of the West in 2008 and most recently worked in the bank’s Small-and- Medium Enterprise Division as Group Manager for seven business banking regions, spanning 13 states. He also has broad experience in Treasury Management, and has held leadership positions in commercial and retail banking for other financial services organizations.

Wamsganz holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Marketing from Southeast Missouri State University and has completed the Pacific Coast Banking School Corporate Finance program.

In 2015, Bank of the West was recognized as one of America’s most reputable banks in the Reputation Institute/American Banker Survey, and was named a top retail bank for customer satisfaction in the inaugural Net Advocacy Rating award from the MSR Group.

About Bank of the West
Bank of the West is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco with $75.7 billion in assets as of December 31, 2015. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 offices in 22 states and digital channels.  Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 75 countries with 185,000 employees. Follow us on Twitter: @BankoftheWest


Media Contacts:
Michele Rene Scott
Corporate Communications

Ayele Ajavon
Corporate Communicationss

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