Michael Shepherd
Retired Chairman and CEO
Bank of the West

Stanford University
University of Michigan Law School

Business History
Mr. Shepherd is the retired chairman and CEO of Bank of the West and chairman of BNP Paribas USA.

Mr. Shepherd joined Bank of the West in 2004 and held a succession of positions, including general counsel, chief administrative officer and president. He served as CEO from January 2008 to June 2016, when he assumed the role as chairman of BNP Paribas USA.

Before joining Bank of the West, Mr. Shepherd was general counsel of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and Shawmut National Corporation. He also served in the government sector as a senior deputy comptroller of the currency, associate counsel to the president of the United States, and deputy assistant attorney general.

Mr. Shepherd currently serves as a member of the Investment and Finance Committees of Stanford Health Care, the Business Executive Council of the University of California, the Dean’s Council of the National Cathedral and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an advisor to Vertis.ai, a data analytics startup and previously served as a member and president of the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board,  a member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, and as a director of the Presidio Trust.

Pacific Life Responsibilities
Mr. Shepherd is a director of Pacific Mutual Holding Company and serves on the Talent Development and Compensation Committee and the Investment and Finance Committee.

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