President and Chief Executive Officer
Simone Lagomarsino joined the CBA as president and CEO in April 2017. Prior to her role with the CBA, Simone served as CEO of Heritage Oaks Bank, and president and CEO of Heritage Oaks Bancorp, headquartered in Paso Robles, Calif. She joined Heritage Oaks in September 2011, with more than 20 years of experience in executive positions at financial institutions in Southern California, and during her tenure the bank achieved its best financial performance in its 30-year history. In 2013, Simone was honored by the American Banker magazine as one of the top three community bankers in the United States.
Before her role at Heritage Oaks Bank, Simone held executive positions with Hawthorne Financial Corporation, Warner Center Bank, Ventura County National Bank, First Plus Bank, Imperial Financial Group and Kinecta Federal Credit Union.
She currently serves on the boards of directors for the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and Pacific Premier Bancorp. She previously held positions on the boards of the Alzheimer’s Association’s California Central Coast Chapter, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center of San Luis Obispo.
She earned an MBA with an emphasis in finance from Claremont Graduate School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Claremont McKenna College.