Steven R. Gardner, president and CEO, Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.,
Costa Mesa, CA, was appointed as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Bank
of San Francisco’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council
(CDIAC). Mr. Gardner has been on the council since October 2011.
Mr. Gardner has served in management positions in credit administration,
portfolio management, operations and risk management for the past 25
years. Prior to joining Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc., he was an
executive with Hawthorne Financial responsible for credit and lending
administration and was part of their management team.
He is a past President and Chairman of the California Independent
Bankers, the Corporate Secretary of the Independent Community Bankers of
America (ICBA), a member of the ICBA Board of Directors and the
Executive Committee, and a director of ICBA Securities. He is actively
involved in the community and has served as the Director of Capital
Projects for Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac Catholic School in Santa Ana, CA.
He holds a B.A. from California State University Fullerton.
In addition, Melanie J. Dressel, president and CEO, Columbia Bank,
Tacoma, WA, Malcolm Hotchkiss, president and CEO, United Labor Bank,
FSB, Oakland, CA, and Robert A. Stuart, president and CEO, OnPoint
Community Credit Union, Portland, OR, were appointed as the newest
members of the Twelfth District's CDIAC. They will each serve a
The CDIAC represents banks, thrift institutions and credit unions of
various sizes within the Twelfth District. The council provides input to
the Bank's senior management on a variety of topics, including economic
and banking conditions, regulatory policies, and payment issues.
The balance of the council includes:
John V. Evans, Jr., CEO, DL Evans Bank, Burley, ID.; Chairman CDIAC.
James E. Christensen, president and CEO, Gateway Commercial Bank, Mesa,
Daniel J. Doyle, president and CEO, Central Valley Community Bank,
Maria P. Kunac, president and CEO, Coronado First Bank, Coronado, CA.
Constance H. Lau, Chairman, American Savings Bank, Honolulu, HI.
Arvind A. Menon, president and CEO, Meadows Bank, Las Vegas, NV.
Darin B. Moody, president and CEO, Utah First Federal Credit Union, Salt
Lake City, UT.
James R. Woolwine, Chairman, Presidio Bank, San Francisco, CA.
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, with branch offices in Los
Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Portland, and a cash processing
office in Phoenix, provides wholesale banking services to financial
institutions throughout the nine western states. As the nation's central
bank, the Federal Reserve System formulates monetary policy, serves as a
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