Board of Directors
Gary Dunn is a Senior Vice President/Community Development Officer for Banc of California.
Mr. Dunn has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has produced “Outstanding” CRA ratings for his employers over the last twenty years.
Abdi Ahmed is the founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of NetServe Systems, Inc., located in Irvine, CA.
The company is an award winning one-stop integrated technology solutions provider focusing on software engineering, technical staff augmentation including managing and monitoring of critical network services / infrastructure support.
Terrin Enssle is Senior Vice President and Corporate Treasurer for Banc of California, Irvine, CA. she has over 30 years of experience in corporate treasury/finance in the banking and specialty finance sectors.
Cecil Adams is a U.S. Army veteran having served within the North American Air Defense Command before starting his banking career some three decades earlier and most recently, as Chief Credit Officer-Gilmore Bank, Los Angeles for ten years.
Jason Hamilton is a litigation associate in Winston & Strawn's Los Angeles office. Mr. Hamilton concentrates his practice in complex commercial and business litigation, including class actions and intellectual property matters.
Dr. John Thomas
John Thomas is Dean of the Zapara School of Business and Bashir Hasso Professor of Entrepreneurship at La Sierra University. Dr. Thomas holds a doctorate in political economy from Claremont Graduate University and master’s degrees in marketing, finance, and international political economy.
Michael Karr is Sr. Executive Vice President/Chief Risk Officer for Pacific Premier Bank, a position he was appointed to in 2018 after 12 years as the bank’s Chief Credit Officer overseeing all lending and portfolio operations. Mr. Karr oversees the Bank’s enterprise risk management function.
alex b. arjonilla
Alex Arjonilla is a seasoned executive banking veteran having started his career with Union Bank (South Bay/Torrance/Los Angeles) in 1979 including subsequent assignments as a senior banking officer with several major banks in California.
Pablo Ocasio is an international business development executive and military veteran. Mr. Ocasio has honed his civilian/military aviation skills over the past 30 years with stints at Goodrich, Honeywell Systems and Lockheed Martin as a management professional.
Keith Drake is a seasoned banker with more than 30 years of experience in consumer banking and commercial lending in Los Angeles, Drake is currently a regional manager at Torrey Pines Bank and has held key leadership roles at several major banks throughout Southern California.
Nancy Trujillo is a certified public accountant and Senior Vice President for
the Sares•Regis Group where she oversees the finance/accounting and management information services groups. She has over 35 years of experience in finance/accounting within the real estate, government and non-profit sectors.