President & CEO
Steve Andrews is the president & CEO of the Western Bankers and manages the affairs and day to day operational aspects of the association and all its divisions. In his role as CEO he is one of the foremost advocates of the banking industry and the important role banks play in our communities and economy.
Steve has enjoyed a long history of serving the industry as a banking advocate at both the state and local levels with a focus on sensible financial reform and legislation. He has testified on numerous occasions at both the state and federal levels in front of congressional committees and agencies on behalf of the industry.
Steve has also been active in financial education teaching banking at California State University East Bay – China America Business Education Center and the Pacific Coast Banking School, where he also a graduate.
Finally, Steve has a broad background in banking having served in numerous positions including president and CEO of four different banks.