Michael Shepherd
Chairman
Bank of the West

Education
Stanford University
   B.A.
University of Michigan Law School
   J.D.

Business History
Mr. Shepherd is chairman of Bank of the West. 

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 – June 2016, when he assumed the additional 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 of Shawmut National Corporation. He 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. 

Mr. Shepherd is a member of the board of directors of BNP Paribas USA and Bank of the West. He 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 has served as a member and president of the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board, as a member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, and as a director of the Presidio Trust.  

Pacific Life Responsibilities
Mr. Shepherd currently serves as a director of Pacific Mutual Holding Company, and serves on the Compensation and Personnel Committee and the Investment and Finance Committee.

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