Guam – The Bank of Guam announced at its Annual Shareholder Meeting May 3 that J. David Joves and Blaine Laney have been hired to lead the Bank’s newly created California Region.
Dave Joves, Bank of Guam Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, California Region, joins the Bank after 14 years with Mission National Bank (MNB) San Francisco, California, four of them as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director with the Bank. He had previously served 9 years as the Chief Financial Officer of MNB. An alumnus of University of California, Davis with a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, Joves serves on the following boards: Director, Western Independent Bankers, Director and Chairman, Western Independent Bankers Service Corporation, and Director, Association of Asian American Bankers.
Blaine Laney, Bank of Guam Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer, California Region, is a 33 year veteran lender with 30 years in Community Banking. Laney joins Bank of Guam after 12 years as Chief Lending Officer for Mission National Bank in San Francisco, California. His previous banking experiences were with Omni National Bank, Landmark Bank and Zions First National Bank. Laney is an alumnus of Brigham Young University and is a graduate of the Managerial Policy Institute, University of Southern California School of Business, and has been a member of the RMA (Risk Management Association) Board of Directors and an Associate Member of California Association of Health Facilities, Developmental Services Network and National Association of Convenience Stores.
Bank of Guam President, Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Lou Leon Guerrero stated, “In line with our long term strategic vision, we are very excited to be expanding our California market with the hiring of Dave and Blaine. Together, they bring a deep knowledge of the California market, and keen credit and marketing savvy that will support our initiatives in this area. The expansion of our California presence is very favorable for us as we fully expect to avail ourselves of opportunities available at a time when the California economy is poised for growth. This move will add value to our shareholders and our customers.”
For additional information, please contact Jackie Marati at 472-5258.
Photos Attached: Dave Joves and Blaine Laney