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Leadership

Christopher D. Blake

EVP, President & CEO, Community Banking Group
Corporate Leadership

Mr. Blake is Executive Vice President, President & CEO of the Community Bank. Mr. Blake joined Pacific Western Bank in October 1994 and served as Chief Credit Officer until being appointed Chief Operating Officer in December 1999. He became President of the Eastern Region when the bank was acquired by PacWest Bancorp in January 2002 until April 2014 when he took on the role of EVP, Director of Human Resources. He held that role until November 2018 when he assumed his current position as President & CEO of the Community Bank.

Mr. Blake serves on the Board of Directors for California Domestic Water Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary Cadway, Inc.