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Laura Maffei

Laura Maffei - SVP, Agricultural Team Leader

Direct: (209) 679-9244
Office: (805) 938-1690
Fax: (805) 679-6520

Laura began her banking career in 1985 after graduating from San Jose State University with a B.S. Degree in business, concentration in Finance. She worked for two small community banks, one in Tracy, the other Stockton, focusing on agricultural clients and their financing needs. She has been involved in agricultural financing for the past 26 years, extensive background and experience in Farm Ownership financing through the Farm Service Agency guaranteed program.

Laura was very active in the local community in the San Joaquin Valley, including her involvement in the Grapegrowers Association, San Joaquin Haygrowers, Farm Bureau of San Joaquin, Livestock Boosters, Farm Service Agency, and several others. Her plans include the involvement in groups and committees that relate to agriculture of the Central Coast.

Laura’s primary focus at Community West Bank will be assisting the financial needs of the Central Coast agricultural community.

Ronald Aschwanden

Ronald Aschwanden - VP/Commercial Loan Officer

Office: (805) 683-4944
Fax: (805) 679-6416

Ron started his banking career in 1974 after graduating from CSU-Fresno with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Business Management. In 1982, he received his M.S. in Agriculture at CSUF. He has held several Agricultural and Commercial lending and Management positions for the past 37 years with Bank of America, Pacific State Bank, Rabobank and Farmers and Merchants Bank. Most of his banking career was spent in the Central San Joaquin Valley and Mother Lode Area of Calaveras County.

Ron was raised on a dairy near Lodi, Ca. and most recently has lived in Vallecito near Angels Camp, California where he and his family have resided for the past 25 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the 39 District Ag. Assoc, EDC Economic Profile Committee and various Agricultural Related Associations. He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management at Williams College, Williamstown Mass.

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