Market President, Region Executive, Bank of America
WHY: Grew up in Irvine. Went through ranks to become top executive of biggest bank in OC by deposits, $22.8B, overtaking Wells Fargo for first time in seven years.
RECENT: Consolidated many executives into offices at Fashion Island. Spending tens of millions to renovate its 86 OC branches, which are called financial centers to provide services like investment advice. Training staff to be more responsive to customers in areas like mortgages and small businesses.
QUOTABLE: “We’re putting a lot of resources into Orange County, which is a growth story. The cumulative effect is to grow our market share.”