Hawaii National Bank President and COO Bryan Luke Named Chairman of Western Independent Bankers

SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2016Hawaii National Bank President and Chief Operating Officer Bryan Luke has been named chairman of the  Western Independent Bankers (WIB). 

Bryan has been one of our strongest supporters over the years, serving as director and chairman of our operational subsidiary Western Independent Bankers Service Corporation as well as on the Western Independent Bankers board for many years,” said WIB President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Delucchi. “His dedication to community banking and to our mission will make him an excellent leader for the year ahead.”

Luke succeeds Russ Colombo, president and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Marin in California, as chairman. The 1-year appointment was announced during the 2016 WIB Annual Conference for Bank Presidents, Directors, and Senior Officers on Hawaii Island, held April 2-6.

“For nearly 80 years, Western Independent Bankers has served as a strong partner with its members. It is an honor to follow in the footsteps of the top independent banking leaders in the Western U.S.,” said Luke, who has served as president and COO of Hawaii National Bank for the past two years, overseeing strategic operations. “I look forward to working with WIB leadership to grow our membership base and continue our outstanding lineup of educational resources and events.”

Luke has more than 15 years of experience in finance. He joined Hawaii National Bank in 2006, leading the relationship management and services division. He previously worked for Standard & Poor’s and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and serves on various banking industry and community committees and boards.

Hawaii National Bank is a community bank providing highly personalized service through 13 branches on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii. For more than 50 years the bank has specialized in serving individual account holders and locally owned, closely held businesses. Learn more at www.HawaiiNational.com
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About Western Independent Bankers

Established in 1937, Western Independent Bankers is the premier networking and educational trade association for community banks in the West. WIB serves more than 500 community banks and has more than 125 member banks across 13 Western states and the U.S. Territories. For more, visit www.wib.org.
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