Chairman and CEO, BANK of the WEST
Don McGrath is managing partner of Diamond Bear Partners LLC, a California investment company. He retired in January 2010 as chairman and chief executive officer of both Bank of the West and the bank’s holding company, BancWest Corporation. Mr. McGrath joined Bank of the West in 1975 and became president in 1991 and chief executive officer in 1996. During his tenure at Bank of the West, he also held the positions of vice president and treasurer, chief financial officer, director, and senior executive vice president and chief operating officer. Mr. McGrath also serves on the boards of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Deluxe Corporation, The Nature Conservancy of Idaho, Operation HOPE, Inc., the Commonwealth Club of California, and Dominican University of California. During the last decade, he has served on the boards of the Pacific Stock Exchange and the Financial Services Roundtable.