Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Martin E. Plourd
Martin E. Plourd
President and CEO
Martin E. Plourd Martin Plourd was named President and CEO of Community West Bank in 2011, after a career in California's Imperial Valley, which included 30 years of commercial and retail banking experience. He is also a Director of the bank and President, CEO and Director of Community West Bancshares. Mr. Plourd's banking experience includes operations as well as consumer, commercial and agricultural lending. Beginning with Security Pacific Bank and First Interstate Bank, Marty became Executive Vice President of Valley Independent Bank. In 2009, he was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Temecula Valley Bank, where he served until joining Community West Bank. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University and Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
William F. Filippin
William F. Filippin
Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
William F. Filippin Bill Filippin was named Chief Banking Officer in 2015, and was promoted to Chief Credit Officer and Chief Administrative Officer in 2020. Prior to joining Community West Bank, he served as Market Area President with Heritage Oaks Bank, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Mr. Filippin is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
T. Joseph Stronks
T. Joseph Stronks
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
T. Joseph Stronks Joseph Stronks joined Community West Bank in 2018 and leads the Central Operations, Information Technology and Facilities departments. Before joining the bank, Mr. Stronks served as Senior Vice President and Deputy Director of Operations for Rabobank, N.A. and as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Heritage Oaks Bank prior to its acquisition by Pacific Premier Bank. He is a graduate of University of California at Santa Barbara, the Pacific Coast Banking School, and earned an MBA in IT Management from Western Governors University. Mr. Stronks is a Certified Information Security Manager.
Susan C. Thompson
Susan C. Thompson
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Susan C. Thompson Susan Thompson joined Community West Bank as Controller in 2013 and has served as Chief Financial Officer at Community West Bank and Community West Bancshares since 2017. Previously, Ms. Thompson was Controller at Western Alliance Bancorporation, Controller at Pacific Capital Bancorporation, served as Chief Financial Officer at Alliance Manufacturing Software International and was a senior auditor with Deloitte & Touche. Ms. Thompson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Utah, is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington and is a certified public accountant.

Board of Directors

William R. Peeples
William R. Peeples
Chairman
William R. Peeples Mr. Peeples was Vice Chairman of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) since its inception in 1997 and a founder and Director of CWB since 1989. In February 2004 he was named Chairman of CWBC. Mr. Peeples serves on CWB’s Loan, Personnel/Compensation, Executive and Management Succession Committees. He has served in various financial capacities including President and Chief Financial Officer of Nusil Corporation and Imulok Corporation from 1980 to 1985. Additionally, he has been active as a private investor and currently serves as Managing General Partner of two industrial buildings. Mr. Peeples holds a BBA from Wisconsin State University and an MBA from Golden Gate University, Air Force on-base program.
Robert H. Bartlein
Robert H. Bartlein
Robert H. Bartlein Mr. Bartlein has been a member of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) since its inception in 1997 and a founder and Director of CWB since 1989. In February 2004 Mr. Bartlein was named Chairman of the Board of CWB. Mr. Bartlein also serves as Chairman of the Loan Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. He is President and CEO of Bartlein & Company Inc., a property management company founded in 1969 with five California offices as well as offices in other states. Mr. Bartlein is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Finance, Investments and Banking, and did post-graduate study at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Bartlein is past President and a Director of the American Lung Association of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
Jean W. Blois
Jean W. Blois
Jean W. Blois Ms. Blois has been a member of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) since its inception in 1997 and of CWB since 1989. She is Chairman of CWB’s Personnel/Compensation Committee and a member of the Asset/Liability Committee. She co-founded Blois Construction Inc. and served in a financial capacity before retirement, as well as forming her own consulting firm, Jean to the Rescue. Ms. Blois graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. She served as a Trustee of the Goleta Union School District for 13 years, a Director of the Goleta Water District for 10 years and in December 2004 was named Mayor for the City of Goleta.
John D. Illgen
John D. Illgen
John D. Illgen Mr. Illgen has been a member of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) since its inception in 1997 and of CWB since 1989. He is Chairman of the Asset/Liability Committee and a member of CWB’s Personnel/Compensation and Compliance Committees. Mr. Illgen is Vice President of Northrop Grumman Simulation Technologies and is on special assignment to the U.S. Army, focused on training our Armed Forces using software simulation, virtual systems and live systems in a contemporary operational environment. Mr. Illgen is an honorary member of the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors and a member and past President (1979-80) of Goleta Rotary Club.
Kirk B. Stovesand
Kirk B. Stovesand
Kirk B. Stovesand Mr. Stovesand has been a member of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) and of CWB since May 2003. Mr. Stovesand serves as Chairman of CWBC's Audit Committee and CWB's Asset/Liability Committee. He is a partner of Walpole & Co., a Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm founded in 1974. Mr. Stovesand received a Bachelors Degree in Business Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara, a Masters Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University, and a Master Certificate in Global Business Management from George Washington University. He is also a Certified Financial Planner and has been on the boards of many profit and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Stovesand is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
James W. Lokey
James W. Lokey
James W. Lokey Mr. Lokey has more than 42 years of bank management experience, including Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mission Community Bancorp (2010-2014); President of Rabobank, N.A. (2007-2009); President and Chief Executive Officer of Mid-State Bank & Trust (2000-2007); President and Chief Executive Officer of Downey Savings (1997-1998); Executive Vice President of First Interstate Bank/Wells Fargo Bank (1973-1996) and Past Chairman of California Bankers Association. He has significant ties in the communities of the Central Coast, including serving as a member of the President’s Cabinet at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo; a Director of Cal Poly Corporation and Chairman of its investment committee; and Director of French Hospital Medical Center. Since retiring in 2014, Mr. Lokey has been active as a consultant and featured speaker regarding director education, enterprise risk management and mergers and acquisitions.
Shereef Moharram
Shereef Moharram
Shereef Moharram Mr. Moharram has been a member of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) and CWB since December 2011. Mr. Moharram serves on CWB's Asset/Liability Committee. He is partner of Price Postel & Parma LLP, which is California's oldest law firm and Santa Barbara's oldest continuous business, founded in 1852. Mr. Moharram is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the UCLA School of Law.
Dana L. Boutain
Dana L. Boutain
Dana L. Boutain Ms. Boutain has been a member of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) and CWB since June 2017. She is a Managing Director in the Oxnard office of CBIZ, an accountancy, financial services and insurance services firm, specializing in tax planning and consulting, transaction structuring and financial statement compilations and reviews for businesses in the construction, manufacturing and real estate industries. Ms. Boutain is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a graduate of California State University Bakersfield with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and earned a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
Martin E. Plourd
Martin E. Plourd
Martin E. Plourd Martin Plourd was named President and CEO of Community West Bank in 2011, after a career in California's Imperial Valley, which included 30 years of commercial and retail banking experience. He is also a Director of the bank and President, CEO and Director of Community West Bancshares. Mr. Plourd's banking experience includes operations as well as consumer, commercial and agricultural lending. Beginning with Security Pacific Bank and First Interstate Bank, Marty became Executive Vice President of Valley Independent Bank. In 2009, he was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Temecula Valley Bank, where he served until joining Community West Bank. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University and Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
Tom L. Dobyns
Tom L. Dobyns
Tom L. Dobyns Mr. Dobyns has been a member of the Board of Community West Bancshares (CWBC) and CWB since June 2017. He has more than 40 years of bank management experience, including most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Mission Community Bank and President and Chief Executive Officer of American Security Bank. He founded Enthusiology, a managerial and leadership consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, executive coaching and energizing the sales process for banks, credit unions and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Dobyns serves as President of the Board of Directors for Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Luis Obispo County. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, earning Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees.
Christopher R. Raffo