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Thomas R. Strait

President, Central Coast Region
Community Bank Leadership

Mr. Strait is the President of Pacific Western Bank's Central Coast Region.

Prior to assuming his current role, he was the Executive Vice President and Region Manager of the Central Coast. Mr. Strait's banking experience spans three decades, with banks in Los Angeles, San Diego and Texas. He has held a diverse array of positions during his career in banking including, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Credit Officer and Managing Director of Alternative Delivery Channels.

Mr. Strait is active in the local nonprofit community, currently serving as the Board Chair of Goodwill Central Coast. He proactively seeks out sponsorship opportunities with valued community groups, such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County. Mr. Strait actively participates in ongoing education through the California Bankers Association and the Risk Management Association.