ProAmerica Bank announced that Founding Organizer/Director Maria S. Salinas was appointed as Chairwoman of the Board. Salinas adds to the strong, and qualified Board of Directors, many of whom are founding organizers. She will succeed Founding Chairwoman Maria Contreras-Sweet who was sworn into office on April 7th by Vice President Joe Biden. Contreras-Sweet joins President Barack Obama’s cabinet as the Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration.
ProAmerica Bank Fellow Director Edward P. Roski, Chairman of Majestic Realty, said Salinas is equipped with a solid financial acumen as a CPA and has a strong commitment and leadership in the community. He added that these traits give Salinas “insights into our target market and provide her firsthand knowledge to build on the mission of ProAmerica Bank.” The Directors look forward to Salinas’ professionalism and leadership on the Board.
“I am honored to serve as Chairwoman of ProAmerica Bank and look forward to continuing to build on the strong corporate infrastructure, systems and programs that have been established,” said Salinas. She believes in ProAmerica’s founding mission, and her appointment will be a vehicle for her to continue to work diligently and effectively deliver access to capital and quality banking to the community.
Salinas has over 20 years of experience in accounting in the public and private industries. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Professional Services Award by the National Latina Business Women’s Association of Los Angeles. She is currently the President and Founder of Salinas Consulting, LLC, a finance and accounting project management firm.
About ProAmerica Bank
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, ProAmerica Bank is the leading financial services provider of Latino entrepreneurs. It offers a full range of financial services, including credit and deposit products, cash management, and internet banking for business and individual clients. For more information, visit their website www.proamericabank.com.