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Don McGrath
Managing Partner
Diamond Bear Partners, LLC
National Board Member Since: June 2003
Executive Committee Member


Mr. McGrath is managing partner of Diamond Bear Partners LLC, a California Investment Company. He retired in January 2010 as Chairman and CEO of both Bank of the West and the bank’s holding company, BancWest Corporation. Mr. McGrath joined Bank of the West in 1975, and became President in 1991 and CEO in 1996. During his tenure at Bank of the West, he also held the positions of Vice President and Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, Director, and Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. McGrath also serves on the boards of directors of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Deluxe Corporation, The Nature Conservancy of Idaho, Operation HOPE, Inc., Commonwealth Club of California, and Dominican University of San Rafael. During the last decade, he has served on the boards of the Pacific Stock Exchange and the Financial Services Roundtable.