The Arizona Bankers Association has been the voice of Arizona’s banking industry for over 100 years. The association counts over 40 banks and credit card operations among its members, who operate in every corner of the state, from the Grand Canyon to Tuba City, Douglas to Yuma, and everywhere in between.

The mission of the Arizona Bankers Association is to engage its members in industry issues and be the catalyst for creating a unified voice.  We do this by providing:

  • Premier government relations advocacy
  • Relevant, accurate and timely information
  • Value-added products and services
  • A forum for open and candid communication

Banks are the single most important component of Arizona’s economy.  Not only do they lend to Arizonans, but they employ nearly 50,000 Arizonans, reinvesting in their communities and providing financial and social stability in their markets.  Bankers educate young adults on the importance of financial responsibility.  Bankers donate significant time and money to charities.  Banks are, in many ways, the lifeblood of our neighborhoods and communities.


Chairman Mike Thorell
Pinnacle Bank
Chairman-Elect Benito Almanza
Arizona President
Bank of America
Vice-Chair Toby Day
Arizona President
Arizona Business Bank
Treasurer Dave Ralston
Bank of Arizona
Immediate Past Chairman Lynn Herndon
City President
BBVA Compass Bank


Board Members

Jack Barry
Chairman & CEO, Arizona Region
Enterprise Bank & Trust
James Lundy
Alliance Bank of Arizona
Chuck Luhtala
Canyon Community Bank
Annette Musa
Arizona Market President
Brian Riley
President & CEO
Mohave State Bank
Curtis Reed
Chairman & CEO, Arizona
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Gerrit Van Huisstede
Regional President
Wells Fargo Bank
Candace Wiest
President & CEO
West Valley National Bank
Brian Schwallie
Arizona Market President
US Bank

AzBA Staff

President & CEO Paul Hickman
Director, Administration Jan Arredondo
Director, Marketing and Member Services Theresa Kleinlein
General Counsel Bill Ridenour



Arizona Bankers Association
111 West Monroe
Suite 440
Phoenix, AZ 85003
phone: (602) 258-1200
fax: (602) 258-8980

Located at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Monroe, the AzBA office is in the heart of downtown Phoenix, minutes from the Arizona State Captiol Complex and blocks from the Phoenix Suns’ US Airways Center stadium, Chase Field – home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix City Hall.

Parking: Guest parking with validation is located beneath the building with the entrance on 2nd Avenue just south of Monroe.