Thomas J. Beene, president and chief executive officer of American Perspective Bank, has resigned.
Beene, 61, has decided to pursue other professional opportunities, according to a news release.
Beene, a 1971 Cal Poly graduate, joined the San Luis Obispo-based bank in September 2009.
“We understand Tom Beene’s desire to move in another direction at this point in his career,” said Thomas J. Madden III, the bank’s chairman of the board.
Chief Financial Officer Mark Andino said the bank would make another announcement in the next few weeks when Beene finalizes his future plans.
The bank’s board of directors has appointed Mark A. Crawford to succeed Beene as president and CEO. Crawford, 50, has been the bank’s executive vice president and chief credit officer since December 2009.
Crawford has more than 25 years of experience in the finance industry. Prior to joining American Perspective, he worked as senior executive vice president and chief risk officer for a financial institution in Texas with more than $10 billion in assets.
“I look forward to building upon the many successes achieved by the bank since its opening for business a bit more than three years ago,” Crawford said. “The bank is well positioned to continue implementing its strategic plan, leveraging its strong regulatory capital position, ample liquidity, significant lending capacity and robust product and delivery platform.”
American Perspective Bank, which had nearly $230 million in assets at Dec. 31, posted $278,000 in net income for the full year 2010, compared to a $1.7 million loss during 2009.
— Julie Lynem
Home Builders install new leaders
Shawn Reed of Robbins Reed Inc. was installed as president of the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast at the group’s annual leadership installation and awards banquet in Arroyo Grande.
Other officers are: Barry Cunningham, Shea Homes/Trilogy, first vice president; Wes Willhoit, Estrella Associates, second vice president; Tony Westbrook, Coastal Reprographic Services, treasurer; and John Theisen, Midland Pacific Homes, immediate past president.
Members of the 2011 board of directors are:
Clarence Cabreros, Heritage Oaks Bank; John Campanella, Bermant Development; Terry Flatley, Terry B. Flatley Inc.; Roger Frederickson, Sinsheimer, Lebens, Juhnke, & McIvor; and Maury Froman, Compass Real Estate Group.
Also, Lenny Grant, RRM Design; Jeanne Helphenstine, South County Real Estate; Scott Kelting, Cal Poly, nonvoting member; Rudi Lokkart, Hayward Lumber; Steve Lott, The Gas Co.; Jon Luker, Nev-Cal Construction Inc.; and Ryun McCrory, Santa Lucia Bank.
Also, Urban McLellan, The Urban Company; Craig Minus, the Towbes Group; Liz Moody, Cannon; Greg Nester, Greg Nester Construction; Michael O’Connell, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty; Joshua Roberts, Bethel Engineering; and Steve Scott, R.W. Scott Construction.
Also, Chris Skiff, Horizon Multi-Housing LLC; Laurie Tamura, Urban Planning Concepts; Lisa Toke, Andre, Morris & Buttery; Ken Trigueiro, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing; and Tim Walters, RRM Design Dennis Moresco of Midland Pacific Homes, the builder of the year, was one of several people honored.
Others recognized were First American Title, associate of the year; LGA Associates (Lenny Grant) and the Towbes Group, government affairs awards; and Helphenstine, South County Realty, president’s award.
Cannon owner Mike Cannon, an original member of the association, gave the keynote address, describing what it was like for home builders before the association and what would happen if it disappeared.
Jerry Bunin, the association’s government affairs director, emceed the event. Dick Willhoit, former association president and founding member and Estrella associate president, installed the officers and board of directors.
The Home Builders Association, a nonprofit trade association, represents about 120 businesses —builders, subcontractors, architects, engineers, designers and other industry professionals working in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.
For more information, go to the association’s website, www.hbacc.org.
— Bob Cuddy