Nigel L. English
President and Chief Operating Officer
Nigel L. English joined Commencement as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2022, following a longstanding position as commercial banking market president at Heritage Bank. With over 30 years’ experience, Nigel has a proven track record in increasing market share for local banks and demonstrates strong leadership skills, which make him a key member of the Bank’s Senior Management Team. Nigel is a graduate of Eastern Washington University, as well as Pacific Coast Banking School at University of Washington. Throughout his career, he has held positions in commercial, retail and consumer banking, and management. Nigel has always been active in the local community and currently serves as chair for Travel Tacoma Mt. Rainier Tourism and Sports, is a board member of The Tacoma Pierce County Economic Development Board and is finance chair of Bellarmine Preparatory School Board.