Join us for a personal conversation on leadership with Candace Hunter Wiest founding President, CEO of West Valley Bancorp, Inc, and West Valley National Bank. This is also an opportunity to meet members of Class 25.
In her career she has experienced many firsts. In addition to being the first CEO of her bank, in 2003 Wiest was
elected by community bankers in the Western District of the San Francisco Federal Reserve to become the first
women to serve as a Class A Director in the Banks 100 year history. She was re-elected for a second term in 2006.
Her term spanned both the Greenspan and Bernanke administration. While at the SFFRB, Wiest served as the Chair
of the Public Affairs Committee, a member of the Audit Committee, and was one of four Directors appointed to the
Search Committee that chose Janet Yellen as the CEO of the SFFRB. Wiest was also the first female Chairman of the
California Independent Bankers.
Candace serves on many local boards and believes community commitment is the cornerstone of community banking.
Recent public recognition includes being named as one of 100 Women to Watch nationally by Biz Women a
publication of the national Biz Journal, a 2017 Trendsetter by Trends Charities and Trends publications , Forbes
Women Leaders of the West, a commendation from Congressman Paul Gosar for economic development efforts
and job creation, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 as one of the AZ Biz Magazines Arizona Business Leaders, and a
2016 Outstanding Woman in Business from the Phoenix Business Journal. Past recognition included being named as
one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Arizona by AZ Business Magazine, recipient of WESTMARC Leadership
Award and Athena award , named as one of the “Most Admired CEOs by the Phoenix Business Journal, named as
the West Valley Woman of the Year, and was awarded the Stevie Award recipient for Best Executive.
Dinner begins at 5:30pm and conversation begins at 6pm.
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