The following executives comprise our leadership team:
Norman "Sandy" Bellefeuille has been the EVP, Head of Wholesale Lending since April 2021. Mr. Bellefeuille has over thirty-five years of banking industry experience, specializing in lending, real estate, and management of diversified loan portfolios. With a commitment to technology and efficiency, he is a profit oriented manager recognized for his ability to successfully create and implement new products and efficient delivery systems. Since joining the Bank, Mr. Bellefeuille has effected significant reductions in operating expenses and loan delinquencies, and led the Company’s focus on originating loans secured by multi-family residential properties.
Mr. Bellefeuille has been active in the community, including the American Heart Association, the Redlands YMCA, and the Redlands Area United Way.
Ruth McCloud Executive Vice President, has been the Chief Retail Banking Officer of the Bank since June 2014 and recently promoted to EVP, Chief Operating Officer of the combined company. In her new role Ms. McCloud will oversee the day to day administrative and operational functions of the business which includes IT,digital banking, sales and service excellence. Prior to joining the Bank Ms. McCloud held a number of strategic positions with First Federal and OneWest Bank designed to achieve the goals and objectives of the Bank’s Retail Division.
Brenda Battey is the Chief Financial Officer, having joined the Bank in 2012. Ms. Battey adds extensive financial and accounting experience to the management team, bringing a strong knowledge base of accounting policies, standards and controls for the banking industry. Her tenure as Controller/Senior Controller over the past 25 years at First Federal Savings Bank of California, Community Bank, and Bank of Manhattan gives her a unique understanding of the financial issues facing community based banks.
Ms. Battey is a Certified Public Accountant and served as an auditor with KPMG, LLP for four years prior to becoming an executive in the banking industry.
President / CEO
Brian E. Argrett
EVP, Head of Wholesale Lending
Norman "Sandy" Bellefeuille
Chief Financial Officer / EVP
EVP, Chief Operating Officer
Controller / FVP