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Advisory Committee Member Biography - Michael Shepherd

Photo of Michael Shepherd Michael Shepherd became President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West on January 1, 2008, having served as President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2006. In April 2009, Shepherd was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the bank’s holding company, BancWest Corporation, the parent company of Bank of the West and First Hawaiian Bank.

Shepherd joined the Bank in 2004 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and subsequently assumed additional responsibilities as Chief Risk Officer and Chief Administrative Officer.

Before joining Bank of the West, Shepherd served as General Counsel of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and of Shawmut National Corporation. He was a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP and Special Counsel to Sullivan & Cromwell. Shepherd also served in government as Senior Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, Associate Counsel to the President of the United States and Deputy Assistant Attorney General.

In addition to serving as a director of BancWest Corporation, Bank of the West and First Hawaiian Bank. Shepherd is a member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Retail Banking. Shepherd also serves as a director of Pacific Mutual Holding Company, Pacific Life and Promontory Interfinancial Network. He is active in community affairs, including current service as a director of the Presidio Trust. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Financial Services Roundtable.

Shepherd is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Michigan Law School.

Last Updated 07/10/2009 come-in@fdic.gov