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Board of Directors

The following serve as Directors of Community West Bank (CWB):

William R. Peeples

William R. Peeples

Mr. Peeples was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) since its inception in 1997 and a founder and Director of CWB since 1989. In February 2004 he was named Chairman of CWBC. Mr. Peeples is also Chairman of CWBC’s Audit Committee and serves on CWB’s Loan, Personnel/Compensation, Executive and Management Succession Committees. Mr. Peeples served in various financial capacities including President and Chief Financial Officer of Nusil Corporation and Imulok Corporation from 1980 to 1985. Mr. Peeples has been active as a private investor and currently serves as Managing General Partner of two industrial buildings. Mr. Peeples holds a BBA from Wisconsin State University and an MBA from Golden Gate University, Air Force on-base program.

 

Robert H. Bartlein

Robert H. Bartlein

Mr. Bartlein has been a member of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) since its inception in 1997 and a founder and Director of CWB since 1989. In February 2004 Mr. Bartlein was named Chairman of the Board of CWB. Mr. Bartlein also serves as Chairman of the Loan Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee. He is President and CEO of Bartlein & Company Inc., founded in 1969, which is a property management company with five California offices as well as offices in other states. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Finance, Investments and Banking. He did post-graduate study at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Bartlein is past President and a Director of the American Lung Association of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

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Jean W. Blois

Jean W. Blois

Ms. Blois has been a member of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) since its inception in 1997 and of CWB since 1989. She is Chairman of CWB’s Personnel / Compensation Committee and a member of the Asset / Liability Committee. She co-founded Blois Construction Inc. and served in a financial capacity before retirement. She formed her own consulting firm, Jean to the Rescue. Ms. Blois graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. She served as a Trustee of the Goleta Union School District for 13 years, a Director of the Goleta Water District for 10 years and in December 2004 was named Mayor for the City of Goleta.

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John D. Illgen

John D. Illgen

Mr. Illgen has been a member of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) since its inception in 1997 and of CWB since 1989. He is Chairman of the Asset / Liability Committee and a member of CWB’s Personnel / Compensation and Compliance Committees. Mr. Illgen is Vice President of Northrop Grumman Simulation Technologies. Mr. Illgen is on special assignment to the U.S. Army focused on training our Armed Forces using software simulation, virtual systems and live systems in a contemporary operational environment. Mr. Illgen is an honorary member of the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors and a member and past President (1979-80) of Goleta Rotary Club.

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Shereef Moharram

Shereef Moharram

Mr. Moharram has been a member of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC)and CWB since December 2011. Mr. Moharram serves on CWB's Asset/Liability Committee. He is partner of Price Postel & Parma LLP, founded in 1852, which is California's oldest law firm and Santa Barbara's oldest continuous business. He is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the UCLA School of Law.

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Eric Onnen

Eric Onnen

Mr. Onnen is co-founder and owner of Santa Barbara Airbus, a ground transportation company, since 1983, and currently CEO. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara (Business Economics), Mr. Onnen serves actively in local business organizations, non-profits and elective office. Currently, Mr. Onnen serves on the Goleta Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and Goleta Rotary Club. He previously served on the Goleta City Council from 2006 to 2010 and as Mayor in 2010. In elective office and volunteer positions, he served on financial committees, audit committees, regulatory over-site and compliance. As a CEO for over 25 years, Mr. Onnen has a great deal of experience with lenders and banking, including real estate transactions and business financing. He has been a shareholder since inception of the bank.

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Martin E. Plourd

Martin E. Plourd

Martin E. Plourd was named a Director and President / Chief Executive Officer of the Bank and Vice President of Community West Bancshares on November 2, 2011. Before joining Community West Bank, Mr. Plourd has been in banking for 30 years and a bank executive for 20 years. Since July 2009, he has worked as a consultant on engagements with bank strategic planning, acquisitions and compliance. From July 2005 to July 2009, Mr. Plourd served first as Chief Operating Officer and then President and Director of Temecula Valley Bank, Temecula, California. Prior to that, Mr. Plourd spent 18 years with Rabobank/Valley Independent Bank, El Centro, California, including his last position as Executive Vice President and Community Banking Officer. Mr. Plourd is a graduate of Stonier Graduate School of Banking and California State Polytechnic University.

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James R. Sims, Jr.

James R. Sims, Jr.

Mr. Sims has been a member of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) since its inception in 1997 and of CWB since 1989. Mr. Sims serves as Chairman of CWB’s Compliance Committee and is a member of CWBC's Audit Committee. Mr. Sims is a real estate broker whose career began in 1970 in Santa Barbara. He is a past President of the Santa Barbara Board of Realtors, Chairman of the Multiple Listing Service and served as Regional Vice President of the California Association of Realtors. Mr. Sims served on the Santa Barbara Coastal Housing Association seeking affordable housing and he developed three Residential Care Facilities for the elderly in Camarillo that he operated until his retirement in 2000.

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Kirk B. Stovesand

Kirk B. Stovesand

Mr. Stovesand has been a member of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) and CWB since May 2003. Mr. Stovesand serves on CWBC's Audit Committee and CWB's Asset / Liability Committee. He is a partner of Walpole & Co., founded in 1974, which is a Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm. He is a graduate of University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Business Economics. Mr. Stovesand received his Masters Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University, and he earned a Master Certificate in Global Business Management from George Washington University. He is also a Certified Financial Planner. He has been on the boards of profit and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Stovesand is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


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