SOURCE: Washington Federal

Washington Federal

March 12, 2012 12:05 ET

Washington Federal Names William Synnamon Manager of the New Mexico Commercial Real Estate Division

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Mar 12, 2012) - Washington Federal (NASDAQ: WAFD) announced the appointment of William Synnamon as Vice President & Manager of the Commercial Real Estate division headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Most recently, Synnamon served as senior vice president and senior commercial lending officer for Charter Bank, which was recently acquired by Washington Federal. His primary area of responsibility was in commercial real estate business development and portfolio management. Prior to that, he held various senior lending positions in Texas and New Mexico. Synnamon earned his bachelor's in Economics and Behavioral Sciences at Rice University and his MBA from Southern Methodist University.

Washington Federal operates 166 offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Established in 1917, the Company provides residential real estate loans, commercial real estate financing, consumer deposit accounts and business banking. On December 31, 2011, the Company reported $13.6 billion in assets, $8.9 billion in deposits and $1.9 billion in stockholders' equity.

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