Washington Federal Announces Appointment of Randy Talbot to its Board of Directors
July 3, 2012
SEATTLE – Washington Federal, Inc. (Nasdaq: WAFD), today announced the appointment of Randall H. Talbot to its board of directors. Talbot, age 58, is the Managing Director of Talbot Financial, LLC, a privately-held investment management firm and family office. From 2004 until 2010, Mr. Talbot served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE: SYA), a life insurance and financial services company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington with over $23 billion in assets. Prior experience includes six years as President of Safeco Life Insurance and 23 years leading Talbot Agency, Inc. in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2009, Mr. Talbot was named the CEO of the Year by Washington CEO magazine and in 2010 was named Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and currently serves on the board of directors of Concur Technologies (Nasdaq: CNQR).