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Bank of the West Continues Expansion of Commercial Banking Group with Opening of Commercial Banking Center in Texas
San Francisco, CA | Sep 28, 2017

  • Commercial Banking Center located in Dallas to serve Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana with commercial lending, domestic and international cash management services, capital markets, & global trade solutions
  • New hire Susan Garner, a two decade commercial banking veteran with extensive leadership experience and local knowledge, will head the Center

Bank of the West’s Commercial Banking Group today announced the opening of a new Commercial Banking Center in Dallas, Texas at Galleria One Tower, 13355 Noel Road, Suite 225, to address the growing global needs of middle-market businesses and the large corporate segment. The new Dallas office represents Bank of the West’s ongoing geographic expansion following the most recent opening of another Commercial Banking Center in Ohio in June.

The new Commercial Banking Center will offer a full suite of commercial services, including lending, equipment leasing, domestic and international treasury management, with access to international markets provided by BNP Paribas, Bank of the West’s parent company. Bank of the West’s Commercial Banking Group also provides deep local knowledge across several of the region’s key industries including Healthcare, Food and Agriculture, Technology, Retail, Manufacturing, and Diversified Industries. The Center will serve Dallas and the surrounding geographic region, including Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa.

"The Texas economy is one of the largest and most vibrant anywhere on the globe , home to some of the largest public and private U.S. companies as well as fast-growing startups poised to change their respective industries,” said Jean-Marc Torre, Head of Commercial Banking, Bank of the West. “With this new Center, we are committed to delivering the products and solutions that these companies need to grow, offering deep local expertise along with the global reach through our parent company BNP Paribas.”

Susan Garner, recently hired as Managing Director and Regional Manager at Bank of the West, will lead the new Center. Prior to joining Bank of the West, Garner was a Senior Vice President for CitiBank N.A. in their Commercial Banking Group in Dallas. She also spent 21 years at JP Morgan Chase in various commercial banking roles. Garner will report to John Thurston, Managing Director, Area Manager at Bank of the West.

“Susan is a fantastic addition to our team who brings tremendous experience addressing the complex, increasingly global needs of commercial clients along with deep knowledge of the region’s top sectors,” added Mark Glasky, Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking Coverage, Bank of the West.

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About Bank of the West’s Commercial Banking Group 
Bank of the West’s Commercial Banking Group (CBG) meets the rapidly changing needs of growing middle-market businesses and large corporate segments. CBG helps businesses achieve their unique visions by delivering smart and comprehensive solutions that fuel sustainable growth. With specialized sector expertise, CBG anticipates and tackles the challenges businesses face in industries including agriculture, healthcare, commercial real estate, beverage, government, religious institutions and technology. CBG offers clients the best of both worlds: the personalized relationships and community ties of a local bank backed by the international capabilities of BNP Paribas, one of the world’s strongest financial groups.

About Bank of the West
Bank of the West is a regional financial services company headquartered in San Francisco with $86.9 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 branches and offices in 23 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, a leading bank in Europe, which has a presence in 74 countries with more than 192,000 employees. To learn more about Bank of the West, visit About Us via

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