San Diego, Calif., August 30, 2018 – Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce that Laura H. Araluce has joined the company as Vice President, Branch Manager. She will be responsible for growing Bank of Southern California’s presence in Orange County. The company first announced plans to enter the market in January 2018, through the opening of a loan production office in the city of Orange. The bank is currently in the process of identifying a permanent branch location which will also serve as the its regional banking center in the market.
Mrs. Araluce has a demonstrated track record of helping local businesses grow and succeed. She brings more than 30 years of banking and branch management experience to her role. Most recently, she served in a similar role for a well-known regional bank managing two Orange County offices.
“Laura is a highly-regarded Branch Manager offering extensive in-market expertise, a proven record of success, a strong commitment to the community and a dedication to providing best in class customer service,” said Nathan Rogge, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The addition of Laura to our branch banking team is an important step in growing Bank of Southern California’s footprint and expanding our Orange County presence,” concluded Rogge.