SAN ANTONIO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2005--Washington
Mutual, Inc. (NYSE:WM) today announced that it has named first vice
president Andy Robinson to be campus operations officer for its new
San Antonio regional operations center. In addition, Robinson will
lead the company's Consumer Loan Production Center (CLPC) that will be
based at the new center, serving a dual role. Effective immediately,
Robinson will be responsible for coordinating the site management
council which will oversee activities such as community relations, key
human resources issues, campus support services, internal campus
communications, and will coordinate facilities management activities.
As CLPC Site Manager, Robinson will implement the operational and
financial strategy for the CLPC team in addition to the ongoing
customer service and operations of that group.
In June of this year, Washington Mutual announced its selection of
San Antonio as the location of its new regional operations center and
the purchase of the former MCI San Antonio campus located at 20855
Stone Oak. In one of the largest job creation announcements in the
United States so far this year, Washington Mutual committed to
bringing as many as 4,200 jobs to Texas over the next seven years with
up to 3,000 of those jobs based in San Antonio.
Robinson previously served as senior vice president of MBNA
America Bank where he spent 12 years in management positions for
collections, customer service and credit risk. He brings to Washington
Mutual a wealth of experience in operations, communications,
servicing, hiring and training.
"Andy Robinson has a proven track record in leading and managing
start-up operations and we are thrilled to have him on the ground as
we begin building our employee presence at the regional operations
center and preparing for continued growth in San Antonio," said Benson
Porter, chief administrative officer for Washington Mutual.
Robinson, a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College in Cleveland,
Ohio, recently relocated to San Antonio and is eager to begin
involvement with the local business and civic communities.
About Washington Mutual
With a history dating back to 1889, Washington Mutual is a
retailer of financial services that provides a diversified line of
products and services to consumers and commercial clients. At June 30,
2005, Washington Mutual and its subsidiaries had assets of $323.53
billion. Washington Mutual currently operates more than 2,400 retail
banking, mortgage lending, commercial banking and financial services
offices throughout the nation. Washington Mutual's press releases are
available at www.wamunewsroom.com.
CONTACT: Washington Mutual
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SOURCE: Washington Mutual