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Filippin Named President, Chief Credit Officer of Community West Bank

February 01, 2022, 05:00 AM
Related: Banking News

Community West Bancshares, parent company of Community West Bank, announced that William (Bill) F. Filippin, President of Community West Bank, will resume the position of Chief Credit Officer of the Bank, effective February 1, 2022. In this dual role, Filippin will assume all Chief Credit Officer responsibilities while continuing to serve as President. Filippin has been with the Bank since 2015, and prior to becoming President, he served as Chief Administrative and Chief Credit Officer from 2020-2021.

“Bill’s knowledge of banking, finance, credit administration and risk management is exceptional. He is very experienced, having served as Chief Credit Officer previously at the former Heritage Oaks Bank during the last recession, and we’re fortunate to have him take the Chief Credit Officer reins at this time,” said Martin E. Plourd, President and CEO of Community West Bancshares.

With more than 30 years of progressive roles in the banking industry, Filippin’s responsibilities include making the day-to-day decisions about policy, procedure, people and process to ensure the Bank successfully attains its annual strategic business plans, objectives and profitability. Prior to joining Community West in 2015, Filippin was with Heritage Oaks Bank (and Mission Community Bank until it was merged into Heritage Oaks Bank in February 2014), holding various executive positions from 2010 to 2015. Filippin is a founding member of the Paso Robles Optimist Club, served as President of the Paso Robles Kiwanis Club and Chairman of the Arroyo Grande Chamber of Commerce. Filippin holds a Business Management degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“In addition, Jason Beitz, who most recently served as Chief Credit Officer, will transition to the role of Regional President,” said Plourd. “Jason joined the Bank in 2015 and has been instrumental in building out the Bank’s expansion efforts in San Luis Obispo County. He will be returning to his position of Regional President of the San Luis Obispo County area and we look forward to his continued success in this role.”

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