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Russell Kettell: A Career with Golden West Financial

Kettell, Russell
Meeker, Martin
Russell Kettell: A Career with Golden West Financial
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):
Marion and Herbert Sandler
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.