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    Meet Members of Bank of San Francisco’s Team

    Ed Obuchowski, Chief Executive Officer and Director

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    Ed Obuchowski is a 30-year career banker, having worked his entire career in the San Francisco Bay Area. Obuchowski formed Bank of San Francisco in 2005. In addition to his work in the San Francisco banking industry, Obuchowski is a past chairman and current board member of RAMS Inc., Richmond Area Multi-Services. RAMS Inc. is a nonprofit mental health agency with an emphasis on serving Asian & Pacific Islander Americans. He was previously on the board of Junior Achievement of Northern California, an organization dedicated to educating youth about financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship.

    Wendy Ross,

    Wendy Ross has more than 35 years of international, commercial and private banking experience. Ross has been combined 5.19_Page_11_Image_0005with the Bank of San Francisco since it opened in 2005. In addition to her work in banking, Ross has been the recipient of the Emeryville Business and Professional Women’s Association annual “Woman of the Year” Award. She is a member of the Rotary Club of San Francisco and has served on the San Francisco Rotary Foundation Board. She also is a former board member of Women’s Initiative for Self Employment. Ross was honored as one of the Bay Area’s most Influential Women in 2013 by the San Francisco Business Times.

    combined 5.19_Page_11_Image_0008Roberta Achtenberg, Director Vice Chair of the Board

    Roberta Achtenberg is the past chair of the California State University Board of Trustees and is currently a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She serves as a corporate advisor in community development to Lennar Urban, the master developer of the Shipyard and Candlestick Point. Achtenberg was an elected member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and served in the Clinton Administration as HUD Assistant Secretary. She was the first openly LGBT person to be nominated by a President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Achtenberg also served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. Trained as a lawyer before becoming a public official, Achtenberg worked for more than 15 years as a civil rights attorney, non-profit director and legal educator. Her activity included co-founding the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). She is a recipient of numerous awards including 1994’s GLAAD Visibility Award and the Public Administration Program Award for Public Service from San Francisco State University.

    Kelly McCown, Directorcombined 5.19_Page_11_Image_0006

    Kelly McCown is partner at McCown & Evans LLP, a San Francisco-based corporate immigration law firm that she co-founded in 2003. In her 22 years of practice as an immigration lawyer, McCown has worked with technology, engineering, professional service and financial institutions in all areas of business immigration law. An out lesbian, McCown joined the Board of Directors of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) in 2009, after many years as a volunteer attorney at NCLR’s legal clinic for LGBT immigrants. McCown has served as the NCLR Board co-chair since 2014. She is a past co-chair and board member of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom and in 2008, was honored by BALIF with its Minority Ban Coalition Unity Award. A passionate volunteer for LGBT organizations, McCown is also a pro bono attorney with the AIDS Legal Referral Panel. She has also been awarded the honor of “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics every year since 2004.

    Susan Lowenberg, Directorcombined 5.19_Page_11_Image_0009

    Susan Lowenberg is president of Lowenberg Corporation, a leader in industrial real estate in the North Bay, East Bay and Napa County. Lowenberg serves as a co-chair of the Horizons Foundation Now and Forever campaign, along with her wife, Joyce Newstat. In addition to her work in the LGBT community, Lowenberg dedicates her time and philanthropy to the Jewish community. She is the incoming chair of the Board of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and serves on the National Board of the American Jewish World Service (AJWS). The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Lowenberg was appointed to the prestigious U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council by President Obama in 2012.