LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of the West announced that George Stanfield has been named head of the Southern California Division, expanding his current region to include Southern California and Southern Nevada. In this role, Stanfield is responsible for consumer and business banking operations within Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico, which includes over 150 branch locations and the bank's Pacific Rim Division.
"I'm pleased to recognize George Stanfield's leadership and the important contributions he has made to our organization," said Andy Harmening, senior executive vice president over the Retail Banking Group at Bank of the West. "He brings decades of financial, banking and management experience to the Southern California market that will help us continue to deliver great customer service and accelerate growth in the region."
"George has also been an important contributor both professionally and personally to many nonprofit organizations during his tenure with the bank. His commitment to education, community and economic development will continue as part of his leadership in Southern California," said Harmening.Stanfield has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined Bank of the West's predecessor in Albuquerque in 1985 and in 2001 was named head of the Southwest Division. Stanfield is based out of the bank's corporate office in Los Angeles and leaves a legacy of deep philanthropic and community ties in the Southwest. He was recently inducted into the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management Hall of Fame. He is currently a board member with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Central City Association. About Bank of the WestFounded in 1874, $63 billion-asset Bank of the West ( www.bankofthewest.com), member FDIC and equal housing lender, offers a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 700 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 200,000 employees. SOURCE Bank of the West