SPOKANE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Washington Trust Bank is adding two new members to its board of directors. Craig Dawson and Jinyoung Englund were elected at the Holding Company board meeting held on April 26, 2021.
“We are honored to welcome Craig and Jinyoung to our board of directors,” said Peter Stanton, Chairman and CEO of Washington Trust Bank. “They each contribute incredible depth of knowledge and a passion for their respective areas of expertise that will only enhance Washington Trust Bank’s ability to meet the future with confidence.”
Craig Dawson is the founder, CEO and president of Retail Lockbox, Inc., which specializes in payment processing, online payments, digital image capture and retrieval services, and financial reporting for customers. Prior to establishing the company in 1994, Dawson progressed through the ranks of Unisys Corporation, an information technology and systems solutions company.
Dawson takes an active role in the community and seeks to lift up people of color through educational and economic opportunities. He chairs the board of directors for the Washington Roundtable and influences diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Notably, in 2020, Dawson founded the Black Business Warehouse, a clearinghouse of information about Black-owned businesses aimed at connecting these firms with major enterprise businesses looking to increase their spending with Black-owned businesses. Further, Dawson serves as a member of the Resource Council for Rainier Scholars, which supports students of color on a path toward college graduation, and he is a past president of Tabor 100, a nonprofit focusing on economic empowerment and social equity for African-Americans.
Additionally, Dawson is the immediate past chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco-Seattle branch. He is a member of the Seattle Advisory Board for the Consulting and Business Development Center at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, and he is a member of the Rotary of Downtown Seattle.
Dawson is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Business Administration, where he concentrated in finance and marketing. He attended Pepperdine University after graduating from the Bush School in Seattle.
Jinyoung serves as a Digital Service Expert at the Defense Digital Service (DDS), a SWAT Team of Nerds in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Department of Defense. She leads product teams in developing and implementing greenfield hardware and software solutions and advises senior military and civilian leaders on modern technology and security practices. Prior to her excepted service appointment to DDS, Englund was a Fellow with the Strategic Innovation Group at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Englund is a digital transformation professional of emerging technologies for both the private and public sectors. Englund served with the first venture-backed, fully compliant U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange and the first trade association for the industry that influenced today’s regulatory framework. She then became an international speaker on the political, economic, and social impact of blockchain and cryptocurrency and founded a consultancy specializing in providing strategic advisory services to fintech and cybersecurity startups on distributed ledger technology and digital assets.
Additionally, Englund is an alumna of the American Council of Young Political Leaders, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through which she is a current delegate to Mexico and a past delegate to Australia. She is also an alumna of the 32nd Young Leaders Program with the Council on the United States and Italy.
Englund is a candidate for the Public Leadership Executive Certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education, with a focus on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and the future of national and international security. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and she is a U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar.
About Washington Trust
Washington Trust Bank is the largest independently owned full-service commercial bank in the Northwest, serving the region since 1902. A wholly owned subsidiary of W.T.B. Financial Corporation, Washington Trust Bank has assets exceeding $9.8 billion. Headquartered in Spokane, Washington Trust currently has 42 branches and offices in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. The bank employs approximately 1,000 people. Details can be found at https://www.watrust.com. The bank is also active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Katy Wagnon, Corporate Communications and PR Manager