FREMONT, Calif., June 5, 2014–Fremont Bank, a leading full-service community bank in California, announced today that Brian Hughes has been appointed as vice president. In his new role, Hughes will oversee the growth and development of the nonprofit client banking segment. He will leverage his reputation in the local community to strengthen the support of family, private, and public foundations with banking and wealth management services. Hughes will continue to build the vision of being the bank of choice for nonprofit agencies.
Hughes will be reporting to Howard Hyman, executive vice president, as part of the marketing and branding of the bank. "There is no doubt that as a founding family member, Brian thoroughly understands the history and culture of the company. This knowledge, combined with the important role of forging new nonprofit relationships and expanding philanthropic efforts, supports our brand. Brian is an important addition to the marketing and branding areas of the bank," said Hyman.
Since 1990, Hughes has served in various management roles within the areas of information technology, commercial lending, branch operations and call center at Fremont Bank and most recently served as director of nonprofits business development.
Fremont Bank established the Nonprofit Group in 2008. Since the inception, this group has more than doubled its deposits from $35 million to $92 million year to date. This represents over 300 nonprofit agencies dedicated to education, medical research, housing, and the arts. These agencies provide services to families, children, seniors and animals in need.
About Fremont Bank
Fremont Bank (www.fremontbank.com) is a leading retail and commercial bank, California mortgage lender, award-winning top philanthropic business and consistently ranks in Bay Area News Group’s “Top Bay Area Workplaces.” Founded in 1964, Fremont Bank is one of the oldest independent family-owned and managed banks in the state and focuses on personalized service for clients. It has 18 branches across the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Monterey with loan production offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles counties. Find Fremont Bank on Facebook at www.fb.com/FremontBank and on Twitter at @FremontBank.