Lindsay Lawrence

Lindsay Lawrence

First Foundation Inc. (Nasdaq: FFWM), an Irvine-based bank and wealth manager, promoted Lindsay Lawrence to a new position of chief operating officer of its banking unit.

Lawrence, who was the chief banking officer, had joined the bank in 2015 after serving as commercial deposits executive at Umpqua Bank and chief banking officer at Opus Bank.

“Lindsay has been a valued member of our team since she started with us in 2015, and has continued to deliver results time and again on strategic initiatives across the firm,” First Foundation Chief Executive Scott F. Kavanaugh said in a statement.

Lawrence earned an MBA degree from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, and a BS degree in communications from Northwestern University.