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Stasia Washington
Stasia Washington
Managing Director

Phone: (310) 943-8802
Cell: (310) 625-0753
swashington@ff-inc.com

Ms. Washington works directly with high net worth individuals and families to create customized plans to protect and grow wealth, often across multiple generations. She also helps nonprofit foundations, exempt organizations, and endowments to realize their short and long-term financial objectives through strategy and asset management. 

Ms. Washington is active outside of First Foundation. Currently, she serves as Executive Board Member for Women in Film. Ms. Washington is a Founding Member of the Pepperdine University Center for Women’s Leadership and a Board Member for the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. Most recently, she served for six years as a Board Member for MusiCares Foundation, the charitable division of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Ms. Washington is a founding member of the Motion Picture Television Fund Professional Advisory Council and the Council of Urban Professionals - West Coast.

Ms. Washington is an accomplished private sector and community conscious trail blazer with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Recognized throughout her career, Ms. Washington’s honors include the National Sales Network’s Women in Sales Excellence Award, National STEM Top Woman of Color in Finance Award, The American Cancer Society Award of Merit, and The Los Angeles NAACP Outstanding Leader of the Year Award. In 2019, Ms. Washington received the Distinguished Alumnus Award at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. She was also recognized as one of the 2018 Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential Wealth Managers and received the Outstanding Banker of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Urban Bankers’ Association.

Ms. Washington has served as a featured speaker for the American Banker Association’s National Wealth Management Conference, American Public Radio’s Marketplace, and First Foundation’s Focus on Women Practice. 

Ms. Washington earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. She is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Leadership Institute at Anderson Business School.

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