What makes an ICB leader?

At International City Bank, our leaders and officers work hard on living out our motto: Business made personal. We believe in taking care of your financial interests on a very personal level. From our senior management, down to our branch personnel, we take care of your interests to the very minute detail of your needs.

ICB has been Southern California from Long Beach since 1984. In our over 30 years of service from the International City, we at ICB take pride in going beyond delivering competitive prices for banking and loan services—we take time to get to know each and every one of our clients. As an ICB client, you can trust that our staff and officers will consider your unique business and banking circumstances, giving you solutions that fit your needs like a glove.

We proudly present to you our senior, administrative and management team, who collectively have over 400 years of banking service excellence under their belts. Trust that each and every one of us will be delighted to serve you, beyond your fiduciary needs!

Meet Our Leadership


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Michael C. Miller
President & Chief Executive Officer

Michael (“Mike”) is responsible for overseeing and managing all strategic objectives of the Bank. Prior to being named President & CEO he held the position of EVP/CCO for ICB. Mr. Miller is a voting member of the Board’s Loan Committee and Executive Committee and also serves as chair of the Executive Management Asset Liability Committee and is a member of the Strategic Markets and Interest Rate Risk Committee. Additionally, Mr. Miller is a Board member for various local organizations. He majored in Business Administration and graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School in 2002. He started his banking career in 1976 and has over 41 years of banking experience, primarily in the community banking industry. Mr. Miller originally started with the Bank in 2005 as EVP/CCO. He left the Bank in 2007 and returned in 2009 when he accepted the position of President & CEO.

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Paula-Rose Wihongi
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Paula-Rose is responsible for overseeing and managing the finance, operations and human resources departments of the Bank. Her financial responsibilities include forecasting and risk monitoring for the Bank. She is a member of the Executive Management Asset Liability Committee, Business Continuity Committee, and Strategic Markets and Interest Rate Risk Committee. Ms. Wihongi was the Chairman of the Southeast Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board for a number of years and is the Treasurer for Children Today, a Long Beach based non-profit organization that provides trauma-informed child development and support services for children and families who face homelessness. She majored in Accounting at Brigham Young University and started her banking career as a part time teller while in college. She has over 30 years of community banking experience. Ms. Wihongi has been with the Bank since 2008.

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Darin J. Nishimura
Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer

Darin J. Nishimura Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer Darin is responsible for overseeing and managing the lending, loan operations and credit administration departments of the Bank. His responsibilities include credit analysis, loan review, lending and Community Reinvestment Act compliance for the Bank. Mr. Nishimura is a member of the Loan Committee, Executive Management Asset Liability Committee, and the Strategic Markets and Interest Rate Risk Committee. He began his banking career as a federal bank examiner for the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and has over 30 years of community banking experience.

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Takeo S. Sasaki
Vice President & Controller

Takeo is responsible for the daily management of the finance department. His responsibilities include forecasting and risk monitoring for the Bank. He is also responsible for the accounting of the Bank’s investment portfolio. He is a member of the Bank’s Strategic Market and Interest Rate Risk Committee, and the Bank’s Finance, Operations, Technology, Compliance, Lending and Cyber Security Committee. Takeo has over 25 years of accounting and finance experience with various commercial and community banks in Southern California. Prior to joining the Bank, he had a consulting practice specializing in providing services to financial institutions and bank holding companies. Takeo received a Bachelors degree in Accounting at California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Sasaki has been with the Bank since 2017.

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Rebecca Vasquez
Vice President & Operations Administrator

Rebecca (“Becky”) responsibilities include operations administration, oversight and management of electronic banking functions, development of operational procedures, staff training, and customer relations. Ms. Vasquez is a member of the Finance, Operations, Technology, Compliance, Lending, and Cyber Security Committee. She has over 20 years of banking experience and is a true community banker through and through. Ms. Vasquez has been with the Bank since 2000.

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Loyda Morales
Assistant Vice President & Operations Officer

Loyda is responsible for the supervision of tellers, new accounts and customer service areas. She graduated from Biola University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Concordia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Leadership and Administration. She started in banking as an intern while in high school, and now she has over 14 years of experience. Ms. Morales has been with the Bank since 2013.

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Jeff R. Delva
Vice President & Relationship Manager

Jeff enjoys working with a variety of companies to create tailor-made financing solutions that are mutually beneficial for both parties. He prefers community banking because of the direct contact he has with his clients that allows him to provide a value-add service that forms long lasting partnerships. He majored in Finance and received a Certificate of Advance Accounting from the University of Santa Clara. With 10 years of community banking experience in Northern California, Mr. Delva is excited to be working in Long Beach and enjoys this thriving community. When not in his business suit, you will find him in his wetsuit in Huntington Beach. Mr. Delva has been with the Bank since 2017.

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Ysidro Vasquez
Vice President & Portfolio Manager

Ysidro is responsible for underwriting and managing the commercial loan portfolio, credit risk assessments, as well as building existing and creating new banking relationships. Ysidro started his banking career as a management trainee shortly after completing his dual bachelor degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems at California State University, Los Angeles. Ysidro completed his MBA in Finance from Argosy University. He focuses on community banking relationships that supports small business growth and prosperity. He volunteers as a Little League Coach at his local community center and also enjoys providing financial education through the Junior Achievement program.

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Janet Nelson
Vice President & Deposit Relationship Specialist

Janet is focused on client relationships and growing Bank deposits. Ms. Nelson started her banking career working for a community savings and loan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She moved to Los Angeles in 1986 and has worked in various lending, cash management, and management positions over the past 30 years. She has spent the majority of her career working for commercial banks focused on maintaining and growing client relationships and advising clients on deposit and cash management services. She has served on the boards of various non-profit organizations and is currently a member of the Long Beach Rotary. Ms. Nelson has been with the Bank since 2016.

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Shannon E. Vinson
Senior Vice President & SBA Department Manager

Shannon is responsible for overseeing and managing the SBA Department of the Bank. Prior to joining ICB, Mr. Vinson worked for a Los Angeles community bank and was the owner of his own SBA consulting business for over 20 years. He majored in Liberal Arts and graduated from The Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin in 1987. He started his banking career in 1973 and has over 44 years of banking experience, primarily in the community banking industry. Mr. Vinson has been with the Bank since 2014.

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Yvonne Santos
Vice President & Small Business Administration Underwriter

Yvonne is responsible for underwriting and maintaining the Bank’s SBA portfolio. She has over 19 years of commercial lending experience from large banking institutions and brings credit expertise from a wide range of industries. As an alumni of the University of Southern California, Ms. Santos serves as a leadership mentor to business professionals and serves on a local Long Beach school’s PTA board in charge of Fundraising. She has been an active participant in Long Beach for over 14 years as a resident and strives to empower community members in making a difference. Ms. Santos has been with the Bank since 2017.

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Miguel Partida
Electronic Banking Coordinator & Operations Officer

Miguel is responsible for providing primary support to customers of the Bank’s Online Banking, E Statement, Remote Deposit Capture (RDC), and Cash Management (ACH, Wire Origination, Balance Reporting) services. Mr. Partida started his banking career as a teller and has gained his experience by working in various banking departments such as operations, accounting, and treasury (wire) departments with community and commercial banks. Mr. Partida has been in banking for 14 years. He prides himself in providing exceptional customer service and catering to the needs of each client individually. He has been with the Bank since 2014.

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Tony Hurtado
Vice President & Regional Manager

Tony is responsible for oversight and management of the Orange County (Irvine) office. His responsibilities include lending and deposit development, operation activities, promotion of the Bank’s products and services as well as its visibility within its service areas. He brings over 12 years of banking experience from large to regional institutions. Mr. Hurtado is a graduate from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Business Analytics and a minor in Information Systems and Decision Sciences. He focuses not only on client relationship growth but also building the footprint of the Bank within the industry through established and new relationships. Away from the office, he is an active member of the surf community participating in non-profit organized events such as coastal conservation and protection through the Surfrider Foundation.

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Jonathan K. Wan
Vice President & Portfolio Manager

Mr. Wan is responsible for the Irvine Branch’s lending portfolio including loan origination, risk assessment and portfolio management. Prior to joining International City Bank, Mr. Wan has served in credit administration and portfolio management with various community banks in Southern California. Mr. Wan obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from California State University of Fullerton and has resided in Orange County since 1994. Mr. Wan was born in Hong Kong and speaks multiple languages including Cantonese, Mandarin and English. He has been with the Bank since 2016.

Board of Directors


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Bruce A. Cordingley
Director

Mr. Cordingley is President & CEO of Pedcor Bancorp and Pedcor Investments, a limited liability company. The principal business of Pedcor Investments is real estate oriented investments and development. Mr. Cordingley is a Director of Fidelity Federal Bancorp, and its subsidiary, United Fidelity Bank, located in Evansville, Indiana. Mr. Cordingley previously maintained a residence in Santa Monica, California.

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Gerald K. Pedigo
Director

Mr. Pedigo is Chairman of Pedcor Bancorp and Pedcor Investments, a limited liability company. The principal business of Pedcor Investments is real estate oriented investments and development. Mr. Pedigo is a Director of Fidelity Federal Bancorp located in Evansville, Indiana. Mr. Pedigo resides in San Diego, California.

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James J. Sullos, Jr.
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Sullos began his career in 1962 when he joined Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corporation. He became partner in the firm in 1969 and was elected Managing Partner in 1990, before retiring in 2001. In addition to being a CPA, Mr. Sullos is a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) accredited by the AICPA, as well as a certified Financial Planner (CFP®), a financial planning accreditation issued by the CFP Board of Standards. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Long Beach Community Foundation, the Board of Governors of the Long Beach City College Foundation, an advisor to Meals on Wheels and a member of the Audit Committee of Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation. He is also President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., a company that owns international trademarks and copyrights.

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Jean Bixby Smith
Secretary

Ms. Smith was employed in the real estate industry for over 25 years. She was Chairman of Bixby Land Company from 1997-2006 after serving as its President from 1984-1997. She retired from the board in 2011. An active participant in civic affairs, Ms. Smith is currently serving on a number of community boards including Tichenor Clinic for Children, Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation and the American Red Cross, Long Beach Chapter.

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Michael C. Miller
Director

Mr. Miller was appointed to the Board of Directors in May 2012, concurrent with accepting the position of President & Chief Operating Officer. Effective January 1, 2013 he was named President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Miller has been with the Bank for over 9 years and was the Bank's Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer. He has over 41 years of banking experience.

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Stephen R. Oettinger
Vice Chairman

Mr. Oettinger is President of the Oettinger Group, Inc., a consulting firm that provides advice to the oil and gas industry. He also raises equity for select oil and gas projects and apartment buildings.

Locations


Long Beach ICB Location

Long Beach
(562) 436-9800
(562) 432-0888 (Fax)

Irvine ICB Location

Irvine
(949) 453-9100
(949) 453-9102 (Fax)