Education: Bachelor's degree in finance, University of Idaho; MBA, Gonzaga University.
Who has been a significant influence in your life and career? Tom Tilford was a board member at Washington Trust Bank. He modeled and inspired entrepreneurship, balanced with strong analytics, accountability, and compassion. I endeavor to follow his example.
What's the best piece of advice you’ve received? “Don’t be afraid of failure.” I believe it’s important to put yourself out there and take chances.
What advice would you have for others looking to follow a career path similar to yours? Work for a company you feel proud of, with people you enjoy partnering with, servicing great clients, where long hours are a bonus, and you are always learning. When you have passion for what you do, success will follow.
Favorite quote/motto: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”—Winston Churchill
A fixture of the Pacific Northwest's finance sector, Jack Heath has worked in leadership at Washington Trust Bank since the late 1980s. And at a time when other organizations are pulling back from office space in downtown Spokane, Washington Trust has doubled down with the opening of a second office tower in city's core under Heath's leadership.
In addition to his work in the financial sector, Heath serves on the boards for Premera Blue Cross, Community Cancer Fund, and LaunchNW.
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