LAS VEGAS, May 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- City National Bank, Nevada's Premier Private and Business Bank ®, today announced that it has appointed John Wilcox as its new Nevada Regional Executive following Larry Charlton's retirement at the end of last month. Wilcox, 57, assumes this new position with more than 31 years of experience in the banking industry in Nevada. Wilcox continues to also serve as the regional banking manager for Core Banking overseeing City National's branches in the Nevada/San Diego Region. (For an image of Wilcox, go to https://www.cnb.com/PublishingImages/John-Wilcox.jpg .) Wilcox joined City National in 2009 as the Nevada regional banking manager for Core Banking. He takes over as Nevada Regional Executive for Larry Charlton who had served in this role for over three years and was a veteran of the banking industry for more than 41 years. As the Nevada regional executive, Wilcox will report to Chris Warmuth, president of City National Bank. In this capacity Wilcox will be responsible for coordinating City National's client service, business development and marketing activities in Nevada. He will work very closely with senior executives of other areas of the bank, including Private Client Services, Wealth Management, Commercial Banking Services, the Real Estate Division as well as other areas of the bank. He will also be responsible for the bank's advisory boards in southern and northern Nevada. "While we're very sad to see Larry retire and appreciate everything he's done for the bank and the community, we're excited for John to step into this position as head of the bank in Nevada," said Warmuth. "John's experience and understanding of Nevada makes him uniquely qualified to serve in this capacity. He is highly regarded by his peers in the banking industry and has the utmost respect and admiration of business and community leaders throughout the state. We are very fortunate to have John assume this new role."