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George Stanfield Named Head of Retail Banking Group at Bank of the West
Albuquerque/San Francisco | Mar 17, 2016

Bank of the West announced today that George Stanfield, a 35-year banking veteran and long-time New Mexico resident, was recently promoted to Head of Retail Banking in the Bank's Consumer Banking Division. During his tenure at Bank of the West, George has served as Division Executive, overseeing retail banking strategy across several states within the bank's 19-state footprint, such as Arizona, southern California, Colorado, Oklahoma and New Mexico. In his new role, Stanfield reports directly to Bank of the West’s Vice Chairman for Consumer Banking, Andy Harmening.

As Head of Retail Banking, Stanfield is responsible for the Bank's branch network of more than 500 branches. Stanfield is also responsible for the Bank’s Pacific Rim Banking Division, which offers individuals and businesses a full range of business, corporate, personal and international banking services through specialized relationship managers who focus on servicing clients from the Pacific Rim.

“George brings valuable insights to his role of Head of Retail Banking - including a retail strategy that builds upon a long history of success for the Bank," said Harmening. “He is focused on providing customers with excellent service, access to specialized bankers to meet customers' needs, and banking services integrated with the latest digital technologies for enhanced customer convenience. George is an outstanding leader both inside and outside our Bank, and is passionate about giving back in our local communities.”

Bank of the West has served New Mexico since 1914. From the earliest days as a community bank, the bank has focused on fostering close relationships, providing exceptional customer service and being a good corporate neighbor. Bank of the West continues to sponsor the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the University of New Mexico and Albuquerque Isotopes, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

In 2015, Bank of the West was recognized as one of America's most reputable banks according to a Reputation Institute/American Banker survey, and was named a top retail bank for customer satisfaction in the inaugural Net Advocacy Rating® award from The MSR Group.

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About Bank of the West: 
Bank of the West is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco with $75.7 billion in assets as of December 31, 2015. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 offices in 22 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 75 countries with 185,000 employees.


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