The Management team at CBB Bank draws on decades of banking experience in order to make sound decisions for our customers, shareholders, and our employees.
CEO & President
Joanne Kim has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CBB Bank since April 2011. Ms. Kim previously served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Wilshire State Bank and its holding company.
Prior to her appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Wilshire State Bank, she has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Wilshire Bancorp. Previously, Ms. Kim served as Senior Vice President and Branch Manager of Hanmi Bank until 1999. Ms. Kim holds a B.A. degree from Korea University.
Executive Vice President
& Chief Credit Officer
Alex Choi is the Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of CBB Bank. Mr. Choi is responsible for overseeing the company's asset quality and credit risk management, including credit approval.
A member of the company's executive management team, Mr. Choi leads Credit Administration, Special Asset, and Loan Documentation. His team leads initiatives for managing credit risk and sustaining a strong credit risk culture. Mr. Choi oversees the development and implementation of credit risk management measures across the company business units, including Loan Production Offices. Combined, these teams manage credit approval, policy, collection, and documentation matters to support sustainable, profitable corporate growth.
A banking professional with 19 years of experience, he joined the company in 2011. Before being head of credit for CBB Bank, Mr. Choi served as Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Credit Officer of Center Bank, which merged with Nara Bank to form BBCN Bank.
Executive Vice President
& Chief Financial Officer
Kaye Kim is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CBB Bank since 2006. Ms. Kim has over 23 years of banking experience, 14 years of it as Chief Financial Officer of various banks.
Prior to joining CBB Bank, Ms. Kim was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of InterBusiness Bank, N.A. and TFC Holding Company. Prior to InterBusiness Bank, Ms. Kim was Cashier and Treasurer of Center Bank. As Chief Financial Officers, she successfully removed various regulatory orders of several banks. Ms. Kim started her banking career in 1988 when she joined California Korea Bank in Los Angeles as a management trainee and was soon promoted to Assistant Cashier and Manager of Investment.
Besides banking, Ms. Kim was also Chief Financial Officer of Pontusys Inc., a fiber optics company specializing in R & D of fiber optics solutions. Ms. Kim attended University of California at Los Angeles and Koryo School of Medicine. She is a graduate of ABA Banking School.
Senior Vice President
& Chief Operations Administrator
Nancy Lee is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Administrator for CBB Bank. A member of the company's executive team, Ms. Lee leads Operations Administrations, BSA and the Compliance Departments and is also a member of the Management Compliance Committee.
She leads a team that is responsible for check processing, statement processing, ATM operations, ACH and wires, fraud disputes, cash vaults, lockbox, safe-deposit processing, account support for branches and deposit document retention as well as eBanking, policy, risk management and MSB services.
A banking professional with over 17 years of experience, she joined the company in 2013. She started as a teller in Los Angeles' Koreatown and worked her way up as an Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager at Bank of America in Hacienda Heights, CA. Her career at Bank of America also led her to Bellevue, WA as a Senior Personal Banker. Prior to joining CBB Bank, Ms. Lee was the First Vice President and Operations Administrations Manager of Hanmi Bank leading 27 Branches from Southern to Northern CA, Operations Administrations, Customer Service Center and the Wire Department. She held various manager positions at Hanmi Bank, including Bank Security Officer and Marketing Manager.
Nancy Lee attended California State Polytechnic University of Pomona with a Business Management major and Accounting minor.