Melissa Lanfre

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach

Melissa Lanfre, chief operating officer at Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach, is a principal member of F & M's seasoned executive management team. In just one year, under Lanfre’s leadership, the Farmers & Merchants Bank Information Technology team made a number of innovative improvements that allowed the bank to seamlessly handle the impact of COVID-19. As a 114-year-old bank, F & M impressively adapted to an employee work from home culture in response to local stay-at-home orders. As a result, there was virtually no client impact: communication to clients increased, F & M began processing PPP loans to new and existing clients in the local community, the safety of the branch offices was enhanced to protect both clients and employees, and the branch service hours were never reduced. 

Lanfre serves on the boards of EngAGE, a nonprofit organization providing arts, wellness and other intergenerational programs to seniors, and the Cancer Journeys Foundation.

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