Lydia Ramirez

Lydia Ramirez, SVP, Chief Operations Officer and Chief DE&I Officer

Senior Vice President, Chief Operations &
Chief DE&I Officer
Ms. Ramirez serves as Senior Vice President/Chief Operations Officer and Chief DE&I Officer, a position she has held since 2021. She previously served as Senior Vice President & Director of Operations from 2018 to 2021 and as Senior Vice President/Director of Branch Administration from 2017 to 2018. Ms. Ramirez has over 18 years of experience in senior level banking and is skilled in strategic operational process and sales management. Before joining the Company, she served as Vice President & Multi-Branch Manager at MUFG Union Bank from 2010 to 2017 where she implemented and steered sales activities, developed a team to act as trusted client advisors and provided leadership on operational integrity and compliance awareness. Ms. Ramirez serves on the board of directors of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Sacramento State University College of Business Advisory Council. She also serves on the board of directors and is the 2024 Board Chair for the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the board of directors of the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and North Natomas Little League. In 2022, Ms. Ramirez was recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal among Women Who Means Business honorees. She was named among the inaugural class of Top 25 Latino Change Makers by the Sacramento Bee. Ms. Ramirez is an alumni of Leadership Sacramento, class of 2021. She is also a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum, class of XXVI. Ms. Ramirez graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She is a graduate from California State University, Sacramento, with a Master of Business Administration. She is also a graduate of CBA Executive Banking School.

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