William F. Filippin appointed president of the West Bank community | Business
Posted on October 4, 2021
Community West Bancshares, parent company of Community West Bank has announced the promotion of William F. Filippin to President of Community West Bank, effective October 1. Filippin, who is currently Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, has been with the bank since 2015.
In addition, Jason Beitz has been promoted to the position of Credit Manager. Beitz has been the bank’s deputy credit manager since June 1, 2020.
“Bill’s strategic contributions over the past six years have helped the bank expand its regional presence and product offerings, and reach over $ 1 billion in assets. He fully deserves this opportunity, ”said Martin E. Plourd, CEO of the bank and President / CEO of Community West Bancshares. “Bill’s knowledge of banking, finance, credit administration and risk management is exceptional.
“His leadership skills and proven expertise in community banking will be of great value to the bank as we continue to position ourselves for future success. “
With over 26 years of progressive roles in the banking industry, Filippin’s responsibilities include making day-to-day decisions about policies, procedures, people and processes to ensure the bank successfully achieves its business plans. annual strategies, its objectives and profitability.
Prior to joining Community West in 2015, Filippin worked for Heritage Oaks Bank (and Mission Community Bank until its merger with Heritage Oaks Bank in February 2014), holding various management positions from 2010 to 2015. Filippin is a founding member of Paso Robles Optimist Club, was President of the Paso Robles Kiwanis Club and President of the Arroyo Grande Chamber of Commerce.
Filippin holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“Additionally, and especially with Bill’s passage as chairman, Jason Beitz, who has worked for the bank since 2015, is promoted to chief credit officer,” Plourd said. “Jason has done a great job as an Assistant Credit Manager over the past 16 months, and we look forward to his continued success in his increased role.
“These promotional changes are well deserved and defining as we continue our journey to become ‘the bank of choice’ and provide unparalleled service to those we serve. “
Community West Bancshares is a financial services company headquartered in Goleta. The company is the holding company of Community West Bank, the largest publicly traded community bank serving the Central Coast region of California in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.