Top Women in Banking in Los Angeles


Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

Letter from the Publisher

Anna Magzanyan

Los Angeles is truly a national leader when it comes to influential women – and the field of banking is no exception. There are some particularly stellar bank industry thought leaders and trusted advisors in the LA region who happen to be women and we’ve alphabetically listed some of the very best of them here, along with basic information about their careers, practice and some relevant recent successes they’ve achieved.
These are the women we chose to recognize for exceptional leadership, knowledge, skill and achievements in banking across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership along with the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the Los Angeles business community at large.

Top Women in Banking in Los Angeles
Lauren Antion – Intrepid Investment Bankers
Bita Ardalan – Union Bank
Claudia Bodan – Commercial Bank of California
Karen Brown – First Bank
Alice Carr – JPMorgan Chase
Teresa Caspary – U.S. Bank National Association
Sheryl Cefali – Duff & Phelps
Verna Grayce Chao – City National Bank
Jacky Dilfer – Business Finance Capital
Linda Duncombe – City National Bank
Heather Ellison – OneWest Bank
Meredith J. Esarey – 1st Century Bank
Janki Lalani Gandhi – Goldman Sachs
Michele L. Havens – Northern Trust
Maria Hunter – First Bank
Catherine Jooyan – U.S. Bank
Kiyoun Kim – IDB Bank
Gayane Kirakosyan – FocalPoint Partners, LLC
Simone Lagomarsino – Luther Burbank Savings
Maha Madain – Union Bank
Rachel Magner – IDB Bank
Natasha Mata – Wells Fargo & Company
Karen Miles – Houlihan Lokey
Jane Navarria – Bank of America
Mimi Park – California Bank & Trust
Kristen Parsons – HSBC
Jocelyn Pastore – Pacific Premier Bank
Diedra Porche – JPMorgan Chase
Bonnie Rubin – 1st Century Bank
Karen Sessions – Bank of America
Lavon M. Short – Citizens Business Bank
Nicole D. Swain – First Choice Bank
Angela Underwood-Jacobs – California Bank & Trust
Patti A. Volmer – American Business Bank