IRVINE, California, December 15, 2015 – McDermott & Bull, a premier retained executive search firm, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Ms. Alicia O’Mary as Fiduciary Team Leader with Washington Trust Bank. Located in Spokane, WA, Washington Trust Bank holds over $4.8 billion in assets and has 40 financial centers in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The Bank offers a full suite of diversified services to its clients including Commercial Banking, Private Banking, Wealth Management, and Trust services.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Rod McDermott and Brandon Biegenzahn, Co-Chairs of the Banking Practice along with Senior Recruiting Consultant Laurie Henderson at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Biegenzahn, “Alicia is a ‘relationship-centric’ advisor who has customer service in her DNA, evidenced by her strong track record of success and superlative client retention rate.  And to her core she is a leader, ensuring each member of her team is truly a trusted advisor and confidante to their clients.  Alicia is the right match to build upon the incredible legacy of Washington Trust Bank.”

Ms. O’Mary joins Washington Trust Bank from U.S. Trust, where she served as Senior Vice President, Market Trust Director and was responsible for a $2 billion portfolio and 16 trust professionals. Following law school, Ms. O’Mary joined Bank of America, which merged with U.S. Trust in 2007.  Ms. O’Mary graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and then later obtained her Juris Doctor from Texas A&M School of Law (formerly known as Texas Wesleyan School of Law) in Fort Worth, TX.

About Washington Trust Bank

Founded in 1902, Washington Trust is the longest standing and largest privately owned commercial bank in the Pacific Northwest having thrived throughout the course of every economic cycle and market shift over the past 113 years. Washington Trust’s size enables the Bank to provide global financial sophistication, while still bringing to bear the local and regional understanding and expertise necessary to meet their clients’ specialized requirements. The Bank continues to execute on a strategic plan for strong sustainable growth and also continues to hold its position as one of the strongest independent banks in the Western Region of the United States. For further information, please visit their website at

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California.  The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients has developed expertise in a wide variety of fields, including Aviation & Aerospace, Banking & Financial Services, Consumer Products, Healthcare Services & Medical Devices, Leisure & Entertainment, Manufacturing & Operational Excellence, Private Equity, Real Estate & Construction, Restaurants & Food Services, Supply Chain, Logistics & Distribution, and Technology.

With backgrounds in the banking and financial services industry, Rod McDermott, Managing Partner, and Brandon Biegenzahn, Partner lead and represent McDermott & Bull’s Banking & Financial Institutions Practice. Using their robust industry knowledge, Rod and Brandon partner with clients such as American River Bank, ANZ Bank, Bank of Marin, Bank of the Cascades, BNY Mellon, First American Trust, First Republic Bank, Pacific Mercantile Bank, Plaza Bank, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Silvergate Bank, Sunwest Bank, Union Bank, and Washington Trust Bank to find C-level executives, including CEO, COO, President, CFO, Chief Banking Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Information Officer, Compliance Leaders, HR Leaders, Retail Banking Executives, Trust and Wealth Management Leaders and Business Banking. To learn more about McDermott & Bull’s Banking and Financial Institutions Practice, please visit