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Women Of Influence: Banking

Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

From wrestling with the fiscal repercussions of a global pandemic, to the continuing global impact of Brexit, to charting a course for responsible data protection in the age of A.I., leadership of the banking sector has faced many key challenges during the past year. The good news locally is that many of the country’s top banking industry thought leaders are based in the LA region.

With 2021 well underway, and businesses focused intently on fiscal planning and protecting the bottom line, bankers are perhaps more essential than ever. 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 key 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 banking responsibility along with the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the Los Angeles business community at large.

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Women Of Influence: Banking
Lauren Antion- Intrepid Investment Bankers
Bita Ardalan- Union Bank
Frida Bank- CTBC Bank USA
Karen Brown- First Bank
Redonna Carpenter-Woods- Bank of America
Teresa Caspary- U.S. Bank National Association
Sherry Cefali- Duff & Phelps
Cecile Chalifour- JPMorgan Chase
Verna Grayce Chao- City National Bank
Patricia Chavez- Bank of America Private Bank
Jacky Dilfer- Business Finance Capital
Linda Duncombe- City National Bank
Kirsten Fraunces- Wedbush Securities
Michele Havens- Northern Trust
Marchell Hilliard- Bank of America
Maria Hunter- First Bank
Catherine Jooyan- U.S. Bank
Kiyoun Kim- Israel Discount Bank of New York (IDB Bank)
Gayane Kirakosyan- FocalPoint Partners, LLC
Simone Lagomarsino- Luther Burbank Savings
Melissa Lanfre- Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach
Yael Lustmann- William & Henry Associates
Natasha Mata- Wells Fargo & Company
Karen Miles- Houlihan Lokey
Chanel Ming- 1st Century Bank
Dega Nalayeh- Bank of America Private Bank
Jocelyn Pastore- Pacific Premier Bank
Diedra Porché- JPMorgan Chase
Jennifer Povlitz- UBS Financial Services Inc.
Kristina Sawyer- Arixa Capital Advisors, LLC
Sherri V. Scott- Pacific Premier Bank
LaVon Short- Citizens Business Bank
Nicole D. Swain- First Choice Bank
Angela Underwood-Jacobs- California Bank & Trust
Arpy Zakarian- 1st Century Bank

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