ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — George Stanfield, a 35-year banking veteran and longtime New Mexico resident, has been promoted to head of retail banking in Bank of the West’s Consumer Banking Division.
During his tenure at Bank of the West, Stanfield has served as division executive, overseeing retail banking strategy across several states within the bank’s 19-state footprint, such as Arizona, southern California, Colorado, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
As head of retail banking, Stanfield is responsible for more than 500 branches. He is also responsible for the Pacific Rim Banking Division, which offers a full range of business, corporate, personal and international banking services.
Stanfield will continue to work out of the bank’s Albuquerque offices.
“He is focused on providing customers with excellent service, access to specialized bankers to meet customers’ needs, and banking services integrated with the latest digital technologies for enhanced customer convenience,” Andy Harmening, vice chairman for consumer banking, said in a prepared statement. “George is an outstanding leader both inside and outside our bank, and is passionate about giving back in our local communities.”
Bank of the West has served New Mexico since 1914. It is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco with $75.7 billion in assets as of Dec. 31. It is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 75 countries with 185,000 employees.