Our Leadership

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 to our branch personnel, we take care of your interests to the very minute detail of your needs.

ICB has been serving 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 the best solutions that fit your needs.

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 financial needs!

Meet Our Leadership

Paula-Rose Wihongi

Paula-Rose Wihongi

Community President

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.

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Darin J. Nishimura

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.

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Takeo S. Sasaki

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.

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Rebecca Vasquez

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.

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Janet Nelson

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.

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Angelita Morentin

Angelita Morentin

First Vice President & Loan Operations Manager

Angelita carries 30 plus years’ experience in loan administration and loan operations. She is responsible for overseeing and managing the Loan Operations which includes loan processing, documentation and loan servicing.

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Steven Arriaga

Steven Arriaga

Vice President & SBA Business Development Officer

With over 32 years of lending experience in Southern California, Steve is excited to be working for a progressive lending institution where his extensive experience specializing in US Small Business Administration (SBA) government guarantee lending programs help fill a vital need in our community.

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Anthony J. Perez

Anthony J. Perez

Vice President & Relationship Manager

Anthony is responsible for relationship management of the commercial loan portfolio including loan origination, credit risk assessment, and growing the existing portfolio of loans and deposits.

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Peter Keithly

Peter Keithly

Vice President & Portfolio Manager

A Southern California native, Peter is dedicated to growing and improving the communities in and around Los Angeles & Orange County by providing credit opportunity and lending support to local businesses.

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Joseph Yuk

Joseph Yuk

Vice President & Portfolio Manager

Since 2012, Joseph has worked in commercial lending with a specialization in SBA financing and various government-backed loan programs. He values the organizational culture of community banks and their emphasis on developing personal relationships with their customers.

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