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Bruce Gray Willison, American dean. Board directors United Way of Los Angeles, Operation Hope Inc.

Background

Willison, Bruce Gray was born on October 16, 1948 in Riverside, California, United States. Son of Walter G. and Dorothy (Phillips) Willison.

Education

Bachelor of Arts economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1970;Master of Business Administration, University of Southern California, 1973.

Career

With Bank of America, Los Angeles, 1973-1979. Joined First Interstate Bancorp, 1979, director marketing, 1981, senior vice president, member managing committee, 1981—1982. Senior vice president trust division First Interstate Bank of California, 1982—1983, executive vice president world banking group, 1983-1985.

President, Chief Executive Officer First Interstate Bank Ltd., 1985-1986. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer First Interstate Bank Oregon, Portland, 1986-1991. Chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer First Interstate Bank of California, Los Angeles, 1991—1996.

Vice chairman First Interstate Bancorp, 1995—1996. President, chief operating officer H.F. Ahmanson and Company, Irwandale, 1996—1999. Dean University of California at Los Angeles Anderson School Management, 1999—2006, John E. Anderson chair in management.

Board directors IndyMac bank corporation, Inc., Sun America, Inc., Health Net Inc., since 2000, Homestore, Inc., since 2002. Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1970-1972.

Membership

Board directors United Way of Los Angeles, Operation Hope Inc.

Connections

Married Gretchen A. Illig. Children: Patrick, Bruce G., Kristen, Jeffery, Geoffrey, Lea.

father:
Walter G. Willison

mother:
Dorothy (Phillips) Willison

spouse:
Gretchen A. Illig

child:
Patrick Willison

child:
Bruce G. Willison

child:
Kristen Willison

child:
Jeffery Willison

child:
Geoffrey Willison

child:
Lea Willison