David Grant, managing partner of Catalyst Storage Partners, a privately held firm specializing in self-storage development, investment and consulting, has been appointed to the board of directors at Washington Federal Inc.
Prior to forming Catalyst, Grant spent 20 years with Shurgard Storage Centers, a self-storage real estate investment trust that owned and operated a portfolio of more than 600 properties in the United States and seven foreign countries. He retired from his duties as Shurgard CEO in 2006 when the company was sold to Public Storage Inc.
Grant began his career as a certified public accountant in 1975 with Touche Ross & Co., where he worked until joining Shurgard in 1985.
Grant is a graduate of Washington State University, with degrees in business administration and accounting. He serves as a member of the board of governors for the Washington State University Foundation and is on the national board of advisors to WSU's College of Business.
"We are honored to have Dave join our board," said Roy M. Whitehead, Washington Federal's chairman, president and CEO. "He will bring a wealth of experience in the areas of commercial real estate, accounting and finance to bear on the company's decision-making in those areas. His experience managing a large public company will also be useful in planning for Washington Federal's own future growth."
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington Federal is a bank holding company with 165 offices in eight western states.