SEATTLE, Dec 11, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Washington Mutual (NYSE:WM) Home Loans
and Insurance Services Group today announced the promotion of Elizabeth "Beth"
A. Wood to executive vice president of Organizational Development and Human
Previously, Wood served as senior vice president.
"Beth has contributed significantly to our rapid growth and has taken steps to
ensure that this growth is a positive experience for our employees," said Craig
S. Davis, president of the Home Loans and Insurance Services Group at Washington
Mutual. "She has also played an instrumental role in the integration of acquired
companies while displaying tremendous leadership, creativity and commitment to
Wood will continue to oversee all human resources functions including talent
acquisition, organizational learning and employee development, compensation and
recognition programs. Leading the Home Loans Group's human resources, Wood is
responsible for finding the talent necessary to power a fast growing
organization and creating programs aimed at retaining its current employees. She
also works closely with the company's acquisition teams.
Wood has more than 15 years' experience in human resources and organizational
development and design. In 1999, she joined Washington Mutual as senior vice
president of organization development and human resources for Long Beach
Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of Washington Mutual. Previously, Wood was vice
president and West Coast director of human resources for Bankers Trust Company.
Wood holds a bachelor's degree in finance and a master's degree in human
resources from West Virginia University. She currently sits on the California
State University at Long Beach Human Resources Advisory Board and is based in
About Washington Mutual
With a history dating back to 1889, Washington Mutual is a national financial
services company that provides a diversified line of products and services to
consumers and small- to mid-sized businesses. At Sept. 30, 2001, Washington
Mutual and its subsidiaries had consolidated assets of $223.64 billion.
Washington Mutual currently operates approximately 2,300 consumer banking,
mortgage lending, commercial banking, consumer finance and financial services
offices throughout the nation. Washington Mutual's press releases are available
CONTACT: Washington Mutual
Olivia Riley, 206/377-3636
P. Kevin Horn, 206/377-3268
Today's News On The Net - Business Wire's full file on the Internet
with Hyperlinks to your home page.
Copyright (C) 2001 Business Wire. All rights reserved.