Bob Leach graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Economics and Communications. He earned the Certified Wealth Strategist in 2011.
Bob served as Senior Vice President, Financial Consultant, Branch Manager for Dutton & Leach Financial Group, a service of D.A. Davidson & Co. Prior to joining D.A. Davidson & Co. Regional Manager, Financial Consultant at Ragen MacKenzie (now Wells Fargo) from 1999 to 2006. Bob has been in the financial industry since 1981, working at firms such as Foster & Marshall (now American Express), Piper Jaffray, and Dain Bosworth before he joined Davidson.
Bob has had a long and distinguished service with health care boards in Everett. He joined the General Hospital board in 1993, then after the merger of two Everett hospitals, he was elected to the Providence board in 1995 where he served until 2004.
Bob joined the Providence board again in 2007. In 2009 he began serving as Board Vice Chair and in 2011 he was elected as Board Chair.
Bob has done a great job as Board Chair and has been an effective leader through rapid and dramatic changes in healthcare. He has brought a structured focus to board education and has been active in Providence System meetings for Community Ministry Board chairs. He has also worked to help the mission committee through its time of transition.
Bob and his wife, Kathleen, live in Everett and have three adult children.