Board of Directors

F. Daniel Siciliano, Chair
Stanford Law School Fellow (CodeX) and Co-Founder, Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance

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F. Daniel Siciliano, Chair
Stanford Law School Fellow (CodeX) and Co-Founder, Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance

F. Daniel Siciliano is a Stanford Law School fellow (CodeX) and was the co-founder of Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance. He previously served as professor of the practice of law, faculty director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance, and associate dean for executive education and special programs at Stanford Law School, Stanford, California. Mr. Siciliano is currently the chair of the board of trustees of the American Immigration Council and on the planning committee of the We Robot Conference on AI, Robotics, and Public Policy. He has been an advisory board member and visiting professor for the Corporate Governance Center and Law School of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He was co-founder, chief executive officer, and executive chairman of LawLogix Group, Inc., a privately held software technology company from 2000 to 2015.

Simone Lagomarsino, Vice Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer, Luther Burbank Savings

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Simone Lagomarsino, Vice Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer, Luther Burbank Savings

Simone Lagomarsino has been president and chief executive officer of Luther Burbank Savings, Santa Rosa, California, since January 2019, and a director since November 2018. She is also currently on the board of Hannon Armstrong, a real estate investment trust that provides capital to leading companies in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainable infrastructure markets. Previously, she was a director of Pacific Premier Bank, Irvine, California, and its holding company, Pacific Premier Bancorp, from April 2017 through November 2018. Ms. Lagomarsino has also been the president and chief executive officer of the Western Bankers Association (formerly California Bankers Association) since April 2017. Prior to that she was chief executive officer and a director of Heritage Oaks Bank and president of Heritage Oaks Bancorp, Paso Robles, California, from September 2011, until its merger with Pacific Premier Bank in April 2017. She also held the position of president of Heritage Oaks Bank from January 2012 through December 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Lagomarsino was president and chief executive officer of Kinecta Federal Credit Union from June 2006 through January 2010. She is a financial services professional with more than 30 years of experience in executive positions.

Jeffrey K. Ball
President and Chief Executive Officer, Friendly Hills Bank

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Jeffrey K. Ball
President and Chief Executive Officer, Friendly Hills Bank

Jeffrey K. Ball is the founder of Friendly Hills Bank, Whittier, California, and has been its president, its chief executive officer, and a director, since 2006. He is also currently on the board of Data Center, Inc., a bank technology company based in Hutchinson, Kansas, where he serves as chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Ball previously was a member of the executive committee and board of directors of the American Bankers Association, where he served as chairman of the Government Relations Council Administrative Committee and as a member of the Grassroots Committee. He is a past chairman of the Western Bankers Association (formerly California Bankers Association), where he currently serves on the board of directors and is chairman of the Federal Government Relations Committee. He was the lead petitioner for the establishment of the Kinetic Academy Charter School in Huntington Beach, California, where he currently serves as board chair, and also served by appointment as cochairman of the Legal Services Trust Fund of the State Bar of California.

Marangal (Marito) Domingo
Chief Investment Officer and Chief Credit Officer, First Technology Federal Credit Union

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Marangal (Marito) Domingo
Chief Investment Officer and Chief Credit Officer, First Technology Federal Credit Union

Marangal (Marito) Domingo has been the chief investment officer and chief credit officer of First Technology Federal Credit Union, Mountain View, California, since March 2013. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Pacific Trust Bank from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Domingo has over 20 years of experience in banking, including serving as chief financial officer for Doral Bank, senior vice president of finance of Treasury Bank, chief executive officer of Downey Savings, head of capital markets for Washington Mutual Bank, and treasurer for American Savings. He has also served on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Residential Board of Governors, and as a member of the board of directors for the National Equity Fund, Greater Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and the Beaverton Education Foundation.

Lori R. Gay
President and CEO

Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County

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Lori R. Gay
President and CEO

Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County

Lori R. Gay has been president and chief executive officer of the Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS) since 1991. Ms. Gay has served on numerous boards of directors including the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch, the California Organized Investment Network and the California Housing Finance Agency.

Melinda Guzman
Chief Executive Officer, Melinda Guzman Professional Corporation

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Melinda Guzman
Chief Executive Officer, Melinda Guzman Professional Corporation

Melinda Guzman has been chief executive officer of Melinda Guzman Professional Corporation, Sacramento, California, since 2009. She was a partner with Freeman & Guzman, LLP, a law firm in Sacramento, from 1999 to 2015. Prior to that, she was a partner with Diepenbrock, Wulff, Plant & Hannegan, LLP, also a law firm in Sacramento. Ms. Guzman's practice focuses on tort, labor, insurance, and commercial matters. She previously served on the Bank’s board of directors from April 2007 through December 2008.

Matthew Hendricksen
Senior Vice President, Treasury and Investments, Employers Insurance Group

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Matthew Hendricksen
Senior Vice President, Treasury and Investments, Employers Insurance Group

Matthew Hendricksen is senior vice president, treasury and investments, at Employers Insurance Company of Nevada, Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Preferred Insurance Company, Employers Assurance Company, and Cerity Insurance Company, in Reno, Nevada. Mr. Hendricksen has been with the Employers group since May 2012. Prior to that, he was a portfolio manager and derivative trader at AIG from 2003 to 2012. During his 18-year career, Mr. Hendricksen has specialized in investments, derivatives, risk management, and insurance regulations.

John F. (Jack) Luikart
President, Bethany Advisors LLC

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John F. (Jack) Luikart
President, Bethany Advisors LLC

John F. (Jack) Luikart has been president of Bethany Advisors LLC, San Francisco, California, since February 2007. He has also been the managing trustee of four asbestos trusts, including the Western Asbestos Settlement Trust, since 2004, and a trustee of Ohio Wesleyan University since 2014. He was a director of Wells Fargo Real Estate Investment Trust from 2014 through 2019, chairman of Wedbush Securities Inc., Los Angeles, California, from 2006 to 2010, and a trustee of the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California from 2004 to 2010. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer of Tucker Anthony Sutro from 2001 to 2002 and chairman and chief executive officer of Sutro & Co. from 1996 to 2002. He joined Sutro & Co. in 1988 as executive vice president of capital markets and became president in 1990.

Shruti Miyashiro
President and Chief Executive Officer, Orange County’s Credit Union

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Shruti Miyashiro
President and Chief Executive Officer, Orange County’s Credit Union

Shruti Miyashiro has been president and chief executive officer of Orange County’s Credit Union, Santa Ana, California since 2007. Prior to that, she was president and chief executive officer of Pasadena Federal Credit Union, and Orange County Group, Inc., which provided wealth management to consumers. Ms. Miyashiro has over 20 years of multi-faceted executive level roles leading branches, lending, collections, human resources, enterprise risk management, facilities, and digital banking. She is currently serving on the board of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., a technology provider to financial institutions. She has also been appointed to the State of California’s Department of Business Oversight Credit Union Advisory Committee.

Kevin Murray
Principal, The Murray Group

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Kevin Murray
Principal, The Murray Group

Kevin Murray has been a principal in The Murray Group, a legal and consulting firm, since its founding in December 2006. Since May 2011, Mr. Murray has served as the president and chief executive officer of the Weingart Center Association. Mr. Murray was senior vice president of the William Morris Agency, Beverly Hills, California, from January 2007 to June 2009, working primarily in the company's corporate consulting division. Mr. Murray served as a California State Senator from December 1998 until November 2006, and as a California State Assembly member from December 1994 until November 1998. Prior to serving in the California State Legislature, Mr. Murray practiced law.

Joan C. Opp
President and Chief Executive Officer, Stanford Federal Credit Union

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Joan C. Opp
President and Chief Executive Officer, Stanford Federal Credit Union

Joan C. Opp has been the president and chief executive officer of Stanford Federal Credit Union, Palo Alto, California, since May 2010. From February 2002 to April 2010, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer for Texas Trust Credit Union overseeing accounting, information technology, marketing and business services, as well as three credit union service organizations. Prior to that, Ms. Opp was a partner with the CPA firm of Clifton Gunderson, LLP, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Opp serves on the board of directors of COOP Financial.

Brian M. Riley
Director, Oxford Life Insurance Company

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Brian M. Riley
Director, Oxford Life Insurance Company

Brian M. Riley has been a director of Oxford Life Insurance Company, Phoenix, Arizona, since November 2019. Previously he was president and chief executive officer of State Bank of Arizona (formerly Mohave State Bank), Lake Havasu City, Arizona, from March 2009 until February 2020. He also served as director, president, and chief executive officer of State Bank Corp., the holding company for State Bank of Arizona, from March 2009 to February 2020. Mr. Riley has also served as a director of Clearinghouse CDFI, Lake Forest, California, since August 2018. He was the chief financial officer of Mohave State Bank from April 2008 to March 2009. Prior to that, he was chief executive officer of Harbor Bank and Trust, a financial institution in organization in Southport, Connecticut. Mr. Riley has over 30 years of experience in banking including serving as president and chief executive officer of PriVest Bank, Costa Mesa, California, and holding other executive positions with Provident Savings Bank, Riverside, California, and Metro Commerce Bank, San Rafael, California. Mr. Riley is a director of the Arizona Bankers Association.

Scott C. Syphax
Chief Executive Officer, Syphax Strategic Inc.

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Scott C. Syphax
Chief Executive Officer, Syphax Strategic Inc.

Scott C. Syphax has been the chief executive officer of Syphax Strategic Inc., a management consulting and business development firm focused on the real estate development, healthcare, and community finance sectors, since February 2017. Mr. Syphax served as chairman of Nehemiah Corporation of America, a community development corporation in Sacramento, California, from 2011 to 2019. He previously held the position of chief executive officer of Nehemiah Corporation of America and its affiliates from 2001 to 2017. Mr. Syphax has served as a board member of the Sacramento Regional Community Foundation since 2016, and served as a director on the board of the Greenlining Institute from 2016 to 2019. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Syphax was a manager of public affairs for Eli Lilly & Company. He was vice chair of the Bank’s board of directors from January 2010 through January 2012.

Virginia A. Varela
President and Chief Executive Officer, Golden Pacific Bank

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Virginia A. Varela
President and Chief Executive Officer, Golden Pacific Bank

Virginia A. Varela has been president and chief executive officer and a director of Golden Pacific Bank, Sacramento, California, and a director of its holding company, Golden Pacific Bancorp, since November 2013. Previously, Ms. Varela was chief operating officer of Bank of the Orient from June 2012 to August 2013, chief executive officer, president, and a director of Bank of Rio Vista from December 2010 to July 2012, and president, chief operating officer, and a director of San Luis Trust Bank from September 2009 to November 2010. Ms. Varela has more than 25 years of experience within the banking industry, both as a community bank executive and as a former regulator. She has served as senior examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and as assistant regional director in the Washington, D.C. headquarters for the Office of Thrift Supervision. Ms. Varela currently serves as a director of the Western Bankers Association (formerly California Bankers Association) and is vice president and west region lead representative of the Friends of Traditional Banking national organization.

John T. Wasley

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John T. Wasley

John T. Wasley has been senior managing director and head of U.S. Search with Ferguson Partners, a global professional services firm specializing in executive and board recruitment, in their San Francisco, California, office since March 2021. Previously, Mr. Wasley was a consultant with Spencer Stuart, in their Los Angeles, California, office, from 2017 through 2020, a managing partner with Caldwell Partners, Los Angeles, California, from 2013 to 2017, and a managing partner with Heidrick & Struggles, Los Angeles, California, from June 2005 to 2013. Mr. Wasley joined Heidrick & Struggles as a partner in 2001. Prior to that, he was an executive director with Russell Reynolds Associates and a senior vice president of People's Bank of California. He previously served on the Bank’s Board of Directors from 2003 to 2005.