By Joyce Dimaculangan
Community West Bancshares, the parent company of Community West Bank, announced that Kristine D. Price will join the Bank as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, effective July 31, 2014. In her new role, Ms. Price will be responsible for the overall credit quality of the Bank’s loan portfolio.
With more than 30 years of experience in banking, Ms. Price served as Chief Credit Officer at two of the corporation’s subsidiaries – Torrey Pines Bank and Bank of Nevada. During her tenure, she was a member of both the holding company and the bank level executive teams.
Martin Plourd, President and CEO, said, “Kristine has built a distinguished career as a disciplined lender responsible for the oversight and administration of credit activities. She is known for developing a strong credit culture that enables organizations to grow assets and expand market positioning.” He added that Ms. Price is a veteran of one of the larger regional banks in the area and her skill and leadership in credit administration will help the Bank grow.
Ms. Price obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Economics from San Diego State University and graduated from the University of Washington’s Pacific Coast Banking School. She is a past Director of The Risk Management Association and served as a member of its Community Bank Council. At present, she is the Treasurer of the Los Angeles Chapter.
About Community West Bank
Community West Bank operates five full-service branch banking offices in California: Goleta, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Westlake Village To learn more about the Bank, go to www.communitywestbank.com.