McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Shannon Cowley as the Chief Compliance Officer for Washington Trust Bank. In this newly created position, Shannon will provide critical input on Washington Trust’s compliance philosophy and strategic execution as the bank nears the $10 billion threshold.

Prior to joining Washington Trust, Shannon spent the last 13 years with $115 billion Huntington National Bank, where she most recently served as Senior Vice President and Enterprise Compliance Risk Director. In this role, she reported to the Chief Compliance Officer and led teams across consumer and corporate operations and commercial lending. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College in Michigan.

Founded in 1902, Washington Trust is the longest standing and largest privately-owned commercial bank in the Pacific Northwest. It has thrived throughout the course of every economic cycle and market shift over the past 118 years. With more than $8.8B in assets and 42 financial centers in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, the bank offers a full suite of diversified services to its clients including commercial banking, private banking, and wealth management and trust services.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull President Brandon Biegenzahn, Vice President Michelle Davis, and Senior Executive Recruiter Courtney Dorrel.