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Announcement American Banker/Bank Think

Transfer Day Assumed Credit Unions Are Virtuous

Preeti Vissa, community reinvestment director of the Greenlining Institute, explains in a recent blog: “It’s always a good thing for consumers to hold financial institutions and other businesses accountable, but moving one’s money alone doesn’t lead to a just and equitable society. It may be comforting to view the world in black and white (e.g. big banks = bad, credit unions = good), but reality usually comes in shades of gray. In this case, large credit unions need to be held accountable every bit as much as banks.”

Announcement Pacific Coast Business Times

Area banker tells Fed chief how grim it is

CBA President and CEO Rodney Brown talks to Pacific Coast Business Times’ editor, Henry Dubroff, about CBA’s recent joint visit to Washington, D.C. and the remarkable opportunity to meet with Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, who was joined by all four Fed governors.  

Press release Liz Freeman

California Bankers Association 2011-2012 Officers and New Board Members

SACRAMENTO – The California Bankers Association (CBA) elected new officers to serve on its 2011-2012 board of directors during CBA’s 120th Annual Convention of Bank Officers and Directors, in Huntington Beach. The officers provide leadership to the association and the members of its staff.

Press release Liz Freeman

Steve Buster Named New Chairman of the California Bankers Association

SACRAMENTO – The California Bankers Association (CBA) today announced that Steve Buster, president and chief executive officer of Mechanics Bank, based in Richmond, will serve as the 2011-2012 chairman of the board of directors for California’s largest banking trade association.

Mechanics Bank is the largest bank headquartered in Northern California’s East Bay region. The bank serves tens of thousands of consumer and business clients in Alameda, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Marin, Napa, Placer, Sacramento and San Francisco counties.