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 ThorellMike Thorell
Pinnacle Bank
Chairman-Elect Toby DayToby Day
Arizona President
Arizona Business Bank
Vice Chairman Dave RalstonDave Ralston
Bank of Arizona

Board Members

jack-barry-thumbJack Barry
Chairman & CEO, Arizona Region
Enterprise Bank & Trust
Sherrie SlaytonSherri Slayton 
Executive Vice President
Alliance Bank of Arizona
Chuck LuhtalaChuck Luhtala
Canyon Community Bank
Annette MusaAnnette Musa
Arizona Market President
Brian RileyBrian Riley
President & CEO
Mohave State Bank
Curtis ReedCurtis Reed
Market Manager – Arizona & Nevada
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
dean-rennell-thumbDean Rennell
Regional President
Wells Fargo Bank
Candace WiestCandace Wiest
President & CEO
West Valley National Bank
Brian SchwallieBrian Schwallie
Arizona Market President
US Bank
Patricia RourkePatricia Rourke
Market President | Arizona Office
Bankers Trust
Brad ParkerBrad Parker
City President
BBVA Compass

AzBA Staff

President & CEO Paul HickmanPaul Hickman
General Counsel
Fennemore Craig
Bill RidenourBill Ridenour
 Director, Government Relations Steven KillianSteven Killian 
Director, Marketing and Member Services Theresa KleinleinTheresa Kleinlein
Director, Administration Angelique GerardAngelique Gerard



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.