Jeffrey Birkelo joins Washington Federal as Senior Relationship Manager

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Washington Federal has announced that Jeffrey Birkelo has joined the bank as senior relationship manager. With over 25 years’ in corporate banking, he brings extensive experience to his new position, including management and development of state loan efforts and specialized industry focus in construction, green initiatives & energy as well as leveraged financed transactions.

Birkelo’s prior experience includes middle market corporate banking relationship & staff management at both national and regional financial institutions.

Birkelo received his bachelor’s in business administration with a minor in economics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

He is a Chandler resident.

About Washington Federal

Washington Federal, with headquarters in Seattle, is a full-service national banking institution that focuses on business-to-business banking, commercial and equipment lending, and home loan and corporate real estate financing. It has 23 offices in Arizona including locations in Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Green Valley, Mesa, Phoenix, Prescott Valley, Scottsdale, Sun City, Sun City West and Tucson and 185 offices in eight western states, including Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.  

Washington Federal is committed to developing a strong and loyal relationship with clients, shareholders and the community at large. For more information please visit

Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
Vice President/General Manager Abbie has been doing public relations her whole life…from organizing a picket line in 6th grade to organizing client communications today. She’s passionate about a lot of things, you’ll see. Check out Abbie's full bio

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