William A. Longbrake

Dr. William Longbrake, a Director since 2011 is Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee, a member of the Executive Committee, the Directors’ Loan Committee, and the Compensation Committee. Dr. Longbrake is also a Board Representative on the Bank’s Asset and Liability Committee. Dr. Longbrake is currently employed as an Affiliate Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy at the University of Washington and as an Executive in Residence at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland where he participates in the Center for Financial Policy. Dr. Longbrake is active in numerous academic, business, and community service organizations, particularly those involving issues surrounding affordable housing and education. He has extensive experience in finance and investments, macroeconomics and monetary policy, risk management, housing, and public policy. He currently writes a monthly economic newsletter for Squire Patton Boggs. He is past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the College of Wooster, a residential four-year liberal arts college and past-Chair of the Board of HOPE LoanPort, a not-for-profit organization that provides a data management and communications web portal to housing counselors and home mortgage servicers. Dr. Longbrake is a director of the Washington State Investment Board, a director of the Boeing Employees Credit Union, and a member of the Mortgage Markets Committee of the American Bankers Association. Dr. Longbrake was a Director of First Financial Northwest, a community bank located in Renton, Washington, from 2008-2010; a Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle from 2002-2010; and a Director of the Washington Financial League from 2002-2010. He taught courses in business administration and finance at the University of Maryland and Seattle University. In 2007 Dr. Longbrake received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award from the Robert H. Smith School of Business of the University of Maryland. Dr. Longbrake began his career in Washington, DC where he served in various government positions, including Acting Senior Deputy Comptroller for Policy and Senior Deputy Comptroller for Resource Management for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and financial economist, chief financial officer, and deputy to the Chairman at the FDIC. Dr. Longbrake earned his bachelor-of-arts degree in economics from the College of Wooster. He earned his master’s degree in monetary economics and his master of business administration degree from the University of Wisconsin. He received his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Maryland.

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