Bill Ward Joins First Republic as EVP Chief BSA/AML Officer

First Republic Bank, April 14, 2014

Former Law Enforcement Officer To Oversee All BSA/AML Initiatives

First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Bill Ward has been named Executive Vice President - Chief BSA/AML & Security Officer.

“Bill Ward is an exceptional risk executive and is a terrific addition to our senior leadership team,” said Jim Herbert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Republic Bank. “Bill will be responsible for continuing to ensure the very highest standards for First Republic Bank and its clients.”

Ward has 14 years of experience in senior executive roles overseeing fraud prevention, Anti-money Laundering (AML) and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Prior to joining First Republic, Ward was Executive Vice President, Chief BSA/AML & Security Officer at Union Bank in San Francisco for seven years. Earlier in his career, Ward worked in law enforcement for 17 years.
Ward earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts. He completed the Executive Management Certificate Program School of Police Staff & Command from Northwestern University. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a member of the Association for Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist, the American Society for Industrial Security, and the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners.

About First Republic Bank

Founded in 1985, First Republic ((NYSE:FRC) and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. Services are offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Boston, Palm Beach, Greenwich, and New York City. First Republic offers a complete line of banking products for individuals and businesses, including deposit services, as well as residential, commercial and personal loans. For more information, visit


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