Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Victor S. Trione
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Trione serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, a position he has held since founding Luther Burbank Savings and Loan Association in 1983. In this role, Mr. Trione brings continuity and deep historical knowledge of the Company to the Board. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board, Mr. Trione is President of Vimark, Inc., a real estate development and vineyard management company; and co-proprietor of Trione Winery. Mr. Trione serves as Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee – Empire College; sits on the Advisory Board – Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; Board of Overseers – Stanford University’s Hoover Institution; serves as Trustee – Angela Merici and John Newman Foundation, Inc.; Trustee – U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, Washington, D.C.; Director – Navy Supply Corps Foundation.

Chairman of the Board

Simone Lagomarsino
Director

Ms. Lagomarsino serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and leads the Bank’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining in 2019, Ms. Lagomarsino served as President and CEO of the Western Bankers Association and as a director of Pacific Premier Bancorp; from 2011 to 2017 she served as CEO of Heritage Oaks Bank and as President and CEO of Heritage Oaks Bancorp; previous to that she held executive positions with City National Bank, Hawthorne Savings, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Ventura County National Bank and Warner Center Bank. In 2013, Ms. Lagomarsino was honored by American Banker as Community Banker of the Year.

John C. Erickson
Director

Mr. Erickson has more than 35 years of financial services experience, including serving for over 30 years at Union Bank, N.A. He served in many executive roles across that institution, culminating in two vice chairman positions (Chief Risk Officer and Chief Corporate Banking Officer) between 2007 and 2014. As Chief Corporate Banking Officer, he oversaw commercial banking, real estate, global treasury management, wealth management, and global capital markets. He was a director of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION) from 2014 to 2016, and was Chair of the Board Risk Committee as well as a member of the Audit Committee. He also served as President, Consumer Banking and President, California, for CIT Group, Inc. (NYSE: CIT) in 2016.

Jack Krouskup
Director

Mr. Krouskup, a certified public accountant (inactive), has more than 35 years’ experience serving customers in a variety of industries. At Deloitte, LLP, he served as partner-in-charge of the company’s Northern California financial services practice and also served on Deloitte’s financial services advisory committee. Mr. Krouskup has years of boardroom experience representing Deloitte with numerous global and highly complex organizations. Consequently, he has an extensive corporate governance background and deep familiarity with board and audit committee best practices. Mr. Krouskup retired from Deloitte in 2011. He currently serves on the board of directors of Verity Health System and on the board of trustees of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Alumni Association Board of Directors. Mr. Krouskup qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” as defined in SEC rules, and the financial sophistication requirements of NASDAQ’s listing requirements.

Financial Expert

Anita Gentle Newcomb
Director

Ms. Newcomb’s experience spans over three decades in the financial services industry as a commercial banker, investment banker, and strategic consultant. She has advised regional and community banks and financial services companies on a wide range of corporate development initiatives from strategic planning, consumer and business banking strategy, and corporate governance best practices, to mutual conversions and valuing and structuring acquisitions. Ms. Newcomb is a certified public accountant (inactive) and is president of A.G. Newcomb & Co., a financial services consultancy. She served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond – Baltimore Branch from 2010 through 2015. 

Bradley M. Shuster
Director

Mr. Shuster has served as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of NMI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMIH) since January 2019. Mr. Shuster founded National MI and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company from 2012 to 2018. He also serves as an independent director of McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ: MGRC). Prior to founding National MI, Mr. Shuster was a senior executive of The PMI Group, Inc. (NYSE: PMI), where he served as Chief Executive Officer of PMI Capital Corporation. Before joining PMI in 1995, Mr. Shuster was a partner at Deloitte LLP, where he served as partner-in-charge of Deloitte’s Northern California Insurance and Mortgage Banking practices. Mr. Shuster holds a B.S. from The University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from The University of California, Los Angeles. In addition, he has received both CPA and CFA certifications.

Thomas C. Wajnert
Director

Mr. Wajnert launched his career in 1968 with US Leasing, a NYSE-listed company. For over 40 years, Mr. Wajnert navigated the changing currents of the equipment leasing industry and built an impressive list of accomplishments, including serving as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of AT&T Capital Corporation, an international, full-service equipment leasing and commercial finance company, from 1984 to 1996. Mr. Wajnert has extensive public company board experience at Reynolds American as Chairman and at Solera, UDR, Inc., NYFIX, JLG Industries as a director. Mr. Wajnert also serves on the board of International Finance Group, one of the largest privately owned P&C insurance companies in the U.S., and for many years served as a trustee of Wharton’s Center for Financial Institutions.

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