1983 Distinguished Alumnus
Jim H. Gray
2000, Doctor of Law Degree, CSULB
1958, B.S., Marketing, CSULB
James H. Gray is Co-Chairman of the Board of the Bank and a director of the Bank. He serves on the following committees of the Board of Directors of the Bank: Directors Loan Committee, Audit Committee, Nominating Committee and Compensation Committee.
Mr. Gray is chairman of the Nominating and Compensation Committee. An independent businessman, Mr. Gray has previously served as founder, senior executive and director of several financial institutions in Southern California including First National Bank of San Diego (2001-2002, Chairman of Trust Activities), Generations Trust Bank, N.A., Long Beach, California (1999-2000, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and director), City National Bank, Beverly Hills, California (1998, Senior Consultant) and Harbor Bancorp and Harbor Bank, Long Beach, California, (1976-1998, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and director).
Mr. Gray also served as the President of the California Bankers Association (1985-1986) and the Treasurer of the American Bankers Association (1993-1995). Mr. Gray graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 1958 with a B.S. in marketing and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University in May 2000.
He served as a Trustee for the California State University System from 1990-1999 and was honored by the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce as "Entrepreneur of the Year" for 2002 and by the California Bankers Association as "Distinguished Banker of the Year" for 2006.