Heather Ellison

Head of Retail Banking

OneWest Bank

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, Ellison oversees OneWest Bank’s branch network spanning from San Diego to Ventura County and drives the retail banking strategy. Ellison is currently a program sponsor for CIT’s Women’s Initiative Network, an Employee Resource Group dedicated to supporting the recruitment, engagement, retention, and development of women across the company.

Prior to her time at OneWest Bank, Ellison served as managing director and Southwest Regional director for Consumer Banking at JP Morgan Chase, overseeing over 300 branches serving approximately 1.3 million households in Arizona, Las Vegas and Southern Utah. Prior to her appointment, Ellison served as the marketing director-banking in the Santa Monica market of the greater LA region, where she was previously the district manager.

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