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Russell Kettell: A Career with Golden West Financial

Interviewee(s):
Kettell, Russell
Interviewer(s):
Meeker, Martin
Title:
Russell Kettell: A Career with Golden West Financial
Abstract:
Russell Kettell was an employee of Golden West Financial from 1972 through 2006, when the savings and loan was sold to Wachovia. During those several decades, Kettell held a number of positions, becoming president of Golden West in 1993. In this interview, Mr. Kettell discusses his education at the University of Chicago; his early years at Golden West, when he began to work closely with Herb and Marion Sandler; the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s, deregulation, and other challenges faced by the thrift industry; and the sale of Golden West to Wachovia in 2006.
Subject area(s):
Politics, Law, and Policy
Interview date(s):
2018
Project:
Marion and Herbert Sandler
Rights:
Russell Kettell, “Russ Kettell: A Career with Golden West Financial,” Marion and Herbert Sandler Oral History Project, conducted by Martin Meeker in 2018, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2019.