Board of Directors


gary dunN

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Karr is Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer for Pacific Premier Bank, a position he has held for the past 10 years. He oversees the bank’s credit functions with responsibility for all lending and portfolio operations as Chairman of the bank’s Credit / Investment Review Committee.


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

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.


michael a. ocasio

Michael A. Ocasio is President & CEO of Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County. He has been an economic developer for more than sixteen years and former senior commercial banking executive.

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keith drake

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

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.