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Western Alliance Bank Powers Agriculture Specialization with Addition of Munoz

June 18, 2024, 07:18 AM

Western Alliance Bank announced a strategic expansion of its Commercial Banking team with the hire of Leo Munoz as Industry Executive for Food and Agriculture.

Munoz, who brings more than 25 years of banking experience, will expand the bank’s commercial banking focus throughout California’s Central Valley. A lifelong resident of the Central Valley, he is based in Fresno.

“We are extremely happy to welcome Leo to the Western Alliance Bank team as a key advisor to our Commercial Banking clients and team members as we broaden our offerings in the Central Valley,” said Julian Parra, National Head of Commercial and Industrial Banking for Western Alliance Bank. “He offers an emphasis on strong client relationships that will serve our existing and new clients well, in addition to deep expertise in food and agriculture. His insights and dedication will support our commitment to exceptional client services and solutions in a wide range of industries.”

Munoz has deep roots in agriculture banking. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President – Market Manager for Bank of America’s Central California region and served as the principal for its Food, Agriculture and Beverage discipline. Known as a champion for diversity and inclusion, he served as Executive Sponsor for his region’s chapter of HOLA (Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership Advancement). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fresno.

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