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Joseph P. Zavaglia , Board Member

Joseph P. Zavaglia

Board Member


Joseph P. Zavaglia has been the owner and operator of Zavaglia Consulting, L.L.C. since February 2008, which provides retail banking and small business advisory services to community banks. He also runs From the Heart of Italy, an Italian cooking school.  Mr. Zavaglia started his career with Rainier Bank in 1975 in branch operations and was ultimately promoted to manager, overseeing up to 13 branches.  From 1987 until 2003, he served as a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager with Security Pacific Bank, which acquired Rainier Bank in 1987, and then with Bank of America, which acquired Security Pacific Bank in 1992.  

In February 2003, Mr. Zavaglia joined First Mutual Bank as its Executive Vice President, Retail Banking Group manager.  After experiencing his seventh bank merger in 2008, he made the decision to begin his consulting company and cooking school.  Mr. Zavaglia has formerly held Series 6, 63, and 26 securities licenses and his state insurance license for life and disabilities. He was a member of the board of Pacific Coast Banking School for nine years, was employed as the Director of Extension Programs for four years, and is a 1986 graduate of the program.  He was a member of the Pete Gross House Board for 14 years, was chair of the Italian Studies board at the University of Washington, is past State Board Chair for the March of Dimes where he served for 15 years, and is a former mentor in the Seattle University mentorship program and a former member of the Dean’s advisory board for the School of Business at Seattle University.  

Mr. Zavaglia is a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame, Chair of the Board of Regents, and a member of the Hall of Fame selection committee at Seattle University.  Additionally, in 2012 he received a Distinguished Alumnus award from the Woodring College of Education of Western Washington University, where he currently serves as the chair of the advisory board.  Mr. Zavaglia’s extensive banking experience, together with his numerous board experiences, educational background and active participation in the local community, brings valuable knowledge, experience and skills to our organization.


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