Assistant Dean & Adjunct Professor David Eccles School of Business University of Utah
Al teaches business leadership and banking courses and helps develop experiential learning programs at the David Eccles School of Business. He also directs the Utah Center for Financial Services. Al is a Director of State Farm Mutual Insurance Company in Bloomington, IL. He also is a member of the Advisory Board of Second Curve Capital in Radnor, PA.
Al finished his work in 2010 as Chairman and CEO of Bank of Hawaii, based in Honolulu. Bank of Hawaii, noted for its solid financial results and community service, was Forbes Magazine’s “Best Bank in America” in 2009 and 2010.
Before joining Bank of Hawaii, Al was CFO of First American Bank in Nashville. Earlier he was a CPA and Partner with EY, serving Public and privately-owned community, regional banks and other financial institutions. After Bank of Hawaii, he helped start a private fund investing in banks.
Al is a Member of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution and the PBS Foundation in Washington, D.C. In Utah, Al serves as Vice Chair of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and is a member of the advisory board of PBS Utah. He also is an investor, advisor and director of start-up businesses, including Whistic, Inc. a computer security firm.
Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii and HMSA, Hawaii’s Blue Cross/Blue Shield provider. Al also served as a director of PBS, State Farm Bank, MidFirst Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle and several other organizations. In 2015, he was nominated to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.
Al is a graduate of Iowa State University. In 2020, he was also named Honorary Alum at the University of Utah.