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Walter Dods

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Walter Dods (born 1941, Aina Haina), is a Hawaii banker and philanthropist, who is also a lifelong Democrat. Dods advised the campaigns of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye and former Gov. George Ariyoshi. Dods had considered running for the office of Governor in 2002 and 2006 and decided against it.

A brief business bio according to a 'news article' on The Carlyle Group website:

Walter Dods, a leader of the banking industry in Hawaii and nationally, joined First Hawaiian Bank in 1968. He worked his way through management in every part of the bank – marketing, consumer loans, auto loans, wholesale lending, retail banking – and was named President in 1984 at the age of 43, one of the youngest presidents in the nation for an institution its size. <p>He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the bank and its holding company since 1989. BancWest Corporation, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, is a financial holding company whose main subsidiaries are Bank of the West and First Hawaiian Bank. <p>When Dods took over, First Hawaiian was a Hawaii-based company that earned $57 million a year and had assets of $5 billion. BancWest had earnings of $436 million in 2003 and this year has $38.9 billion in assets and more than 350 branches in California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Guam and Saipan. <p>In 1998, Dods created today’s BancWest Corporation by negotiating a merger with Bank of the West in California, which had been a subsidiary of France’s Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP). Pacific One Bank merged into Bank of the West, which has since expanded into Nevada and New Mexico as well. In 2001, the French bank, now known as BNP Paribas, bought out the rest of BancWest’s stock for $2.5 billion and BancWest became a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas. In 2002, BancWest Corporation and BNP Paribas acquired United California Bank – the largest Los Angeles-based institution – for $2.4 billion. [1] </blockquote> In a Bishop Museum news release, his communtiy service was noted:

His passion for community service began as a young man, and over the years he has served on the boards of more than 30 local charities. Even in retirement he remains active on several nonprofit boards, and serves as Chairman of the Board for BancWest Corporation and First Hawaiian Bank. [2]

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This page was last modified 02:50, 8 April 2006 by dKosopedia user Jbet777. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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