Dave Joves, Senior Vice President and California Regional Manager of Bank of Guam Elected New Chairman of the Western Bankers Association

Press release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Western Bankers Association (WBA) today announced that Dave Joves, senior vice president and California regional manager of Bank of Guam, will serve as the 2020-2021 chairman of the board of directors. Joves was officially elected at the WBA’s annual conference held in February.

“I am honored to serve the WBA and its members in this role,” Joves said. “It is a great privilege to represent and champion an industry that plays such a critical role in growing our economy and helping our communities thrive.”

In 2011, Joves joined the Bank of Guam to expand the bank’s California operations. In his role as senior vice president and California regional manager he oversees both loan and deposit growth for the California market. Prior to joining the Bank of Guam, Joves held executive and management roles at Mission National Bank (MNB), including four years as president, chief executive officer and director. He also served as chief financial officer at MNB for nine years.

With more than 20 years of experience working in community banking, Joves has become a strong advocate for the banking industry. While serving as the chairman of the Western Independent Bankers Association, Joves oversaw the merger with the California Bankers Association. He currently serves as a director of the Association of Asian American Bankers. Past volunteer work includes service as a member of the Economic Development Committee for the City of Pacifica, and as a director of VisionYouthz, a non-profit focusing on at-risk youth in San Francisco.

“These are difficult and uncertain times, yet we have seen our banks lean in to help their clients and customers navigate the new economic environment,” Joves added. “It is inspiring to see the passion and drive to support their customers and communities. I look forward to advocating for our industry and working closely with WBA to provide our members with valuable professional development and education opportunities that ensure our industry continues to prosper.”

Joves assumes the role of chairman from Eric Ellingsen, president and chief operating officer of California Bank & Trust.