Keith Kobata, second row, fourth from right

Keith Kobata, second row, fourth from right

Region Bank President, Wells Fargo

WHY: Leads second-biggest bank operating in OC, $22.5B assets; 1,000+ workers in 99 branches. Came up through ranks.

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RECENT: Active in community events and nonprofits; serves on the board of directors for OC Business Council, Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, and Wells Fargo’s local Foundation Giving Council.

QUOTABLE: “Even though customers think of Wells Fargo as a big bank, we are creating a feeling of a community bank.”

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