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Proposals Invited for the 2015 Vintage Report Innovation Award Presented by Bank of the West

SAN FRANCISCO & NAPA | Jun 25, 2015

Bank of the West’s Premium Wine Group and Fruition Sciences announced today that the submission period for the 2015 Vintage Report Innovation Award has begun. Now in its third year, this prestigious award – presented during the annual Vintage Report conference in Napa – celebrates innovation and sustainability in viticulture by recognizing the most creative approach or technique used during the vintage.

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Bonne Finken + The Collective Win Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest

Bank of the West Celebrates America
OMAHA, Neb | Jun 15, 2015

Bonne Finken + The Collective will experience the chance of a lifetime opening the 25th anniversary of Bank of the West Celebrates America, an outdoor concert featuring recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett & the Blackhearts with special guest Eddie Money. The concert, which is one of the largest free outdoor concerts in the country, is June 26 in Omaha’s Memorial Park.

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Your Vote Rocks! Select the Winner of the Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest

Bank of the West Celebrates America
OMAHA, Neb | Jun 08, 2015

Cast your vote! Music fans across the country will help determine the winner of the 2015 Bank of the West Celebrates America Opening Band Contest. The winning band will experience the chance of a lifetime opening the 25th anniversary of Bank of the West Celebrates America, an outdoor free concert and fireworks show that attracts more than 60,000 people to Omaha’s Memorial Park.

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Thoughts From Our Leadership Team

  • Michael Shepherd

    -J. Michael Shepherd
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Bank of the West and BancWest Corporation

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  • Thibault-Fulconis

    -Thibault Fulconis
    Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer


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  • John Bahnken

    -John Bahnken
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Wealth Management Group

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  • Dan Cozine

    -Dan Cozine
    Managing Director, Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Group


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  • Duke Dayal

    -Duke Dayal
    Chief Financial Officer


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  • Donald Duggan

    -Donald Duggan
    Senior Executive Vice President


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  • Kirsten Garen

    -Kirsten Garen
    Chief Information Officer, Senior Executive Vice President
    Information Technology Group

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  • Scott Germer

    -Scott Germer
    Senior Executive Vice President Risk Manager


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  • Andy Harmening

    -Andy Harmening
    Senior Executive Vice President Regional Banking Group


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  • Gilles Karpowicz

    -Gilles Karpowicz
    Executive Vice President Director of Audit and Inspection


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  • Russell Playford

    -Russell Playford
    Senior Executive Vice President


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  • Jean Marc Torre

    -Jean-Marc Torre
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Commercial Banking Group

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  • Vanessa Washington

    -Vanessa Washington
    Senior Executive Vice President


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  • Paul Wible

    -Paul T. Wible
    Senior Executive Vice President


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  • world finance awards 2014

    2014

    Bank of the West named Best Private Bank and Best Commercial Bank in the Western United States by World Finance Magazine

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  • wealth management world finance award

    2014

    Bank of the West named Best Private Bank and Best Commercial Bank in the Western United States by World Finance Magazine

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  • Reputation Institute Most Reputable Companies

    2015

    Bank of the West Named One of America’s Most Reputable Banks in Annual Reputation Institute Survey

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Press Releases

Jul 21, 2015

Wealth Strategy Senior Executive Joins Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group

Bank of the West today announced that Wealth Strategy Senior Executive Eric Sanderson has joined its Wealth Management Group as head of Family Office and Strategic Planning Services. Sanderson will report to Steve Prostano, the newly appointed head of Bank of the West’s ultra high net worth business, and focus on delivering advanced and fully integrated planning solutions to these clients.

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