SEATTLE, Feb 14, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Washington Mutual, Inc. (NYSE:WM)
today announced that it has hired Eric Porck as first vice president in the
company's corporate technology division. In the new position, Porck will serve
as a business solutions partner to Washington Mutual's corporate finance group
and be responsible for overseeing all enterprise data warehousing, corporate
finance, and legal automation initiatives.
During the past 18 years, Eric has played a key role in delivering technology
solutions that drive business," said Washington Mutual CIO Jerry Gross. "We're
fortunate to add him to our team and believe he will be an invaluable resource
to our corporate finance group."
During his career, Porck has held senior-level technology positions with leading
companies including: Avenue A, where he served as director of information
technology; SAFECO Corp., where he redesigned e-commerce and WAN infrastructure
in his role as director of network architecture; and MCI Systems Engineering
Headquarters, where he worked as program manager for an advanced Internet
services group. Porck is a graduate of West Chester University, where he earned
a bachelor's degree in economics.
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 Dec. 31, 2001, Washington
Mutual and its subsidiaries had assets of $242.51 billion. The company currently
operates more than 2,300 consumer banking, mortgage lending, commercial banking,
consumer finance and financial services offices throughout the nation.
Washington Mutual's press releases are available at www.wamu.com.
CONTACT: Washington Mutual
Angela Clegg, 206/461-6390
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