Senior Vice President and Head of Retail Banking
Heather Ellison is the Senior Vice President and Head of the Retail Branch Banking channel for OneWest Bank, the Southern California branch division of CIT Group. In this position, she oversees OneWest Bank’s 64-branch network, spanning from San Diego to Ventura County and drives the retail banking strategy. Prior to this appointment, she served as the Marketing Director-Banking in the Santa Monica market of the Greater LA region, where she was previously the District Manager. In that role, she managed over $3 billion in assets, including six of the company’s top branches. Prior to her time at OneWest Bank, Ellison served as Managing Director and Southwest Regional Director for Consumer Banking at JPMorgan Chase, overseeing over 300 branches and investment offices serving approximately 1.3 million households in Arizona, Las Vegas and Southern Utah. Prior to joining Chase, Ellison spent 14 years at Wells Fargo, serving as both a District Manager and a Branch Manager.