Make a Donation in Honor of Beth Whitehead
As Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of American Savings Bank (ASB), Beth Whitehead champions ASB’s employee experience with the goal of creating a great place to work. She is currently spearheading the brand new ASB Campus, a building that in 2019 will bring together approximately 660 teammates from five locations on O‘ahu in an innovative, collaborative workplace. Beth also oversees ASB’s community advancement department, and is a tireless advocate for the community.
In addition, she is responsible for ASB’s Human Resources, Learning and Development, Communications, Government Affairs, Corporate Real Estate and Facilities, Legal, Compliance and Corporate Security teams. Prior to joining ASB in 2008, Beth served as deputy general counsel of First Horizon National Corporation, a diversified financial services holding company, where she oversaw mergers and acquisitions and managed the legal division. She served as general counsel at National Commerce Financial, which consistently ranked among the top five best-performing banks according to U.S. Bankers' list of 100 largest banking companies prior to its merger with SunTrust bank in 2004.
Beth graduated with honors from both the University of Mississippi, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate. An active member of the community, Beth is a board member for the Hawaii Theatre Center, Helping Hands Hawaii, the Better Business Bureau of Hawaii, the YMCA of
Honolulu and Girl Scouts of Hawaii; a former board member for YWCA O‘ahu; and past board chair for the Women’s Fund. In 2016, she was appointed by Governor David Ige to the State of Hawaii Workforce Development Council. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Banking and Finance at University of North Carolina School of Law.