SOURCE: Focus Business Bank

Focus Business Bank

August 23, 2013 16:06 ET

Geri Kennedy Joins Focus Business Bank as Vice President, Relationship Manager in the HOA Specialty Banking Group

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 23, 2013) - Focus Business Bank (OTCQB: FCSB) announced that Geri Kennedy has joined the Bank as vice president, relationship manager in the HOA Specialty Banking Group. This announcement was made by Teresa Powell, executive vice president of the Bank's Community Banking Division.

"We are fortunate to have someone of Geri's caliber and experience to assist in the growth of the Bank's HOA Specialty Banking practice," stated Ms. Powell. "Geri brings to the Bank over 30 years experience as a principal of her own community management company as well as her most recent experience as vice president, relationship officer with First Bank's HOA Banking Division. As an association banking professional, her expertise and underlying understanding of the homeowner association industry will be invaluable as the Bank continues to grow this line of business," concluded Powell.

"I'm equally enthusiastic to have Geri as part of our team," stated Richard Conniff, president and chief executive officer. "Her understanding of the community management industry and passion for 'high touch' service is the right combination for building client loyalty," concluded Conniff.

Ms. Kennedy was among the first group of managers to receive the Certificate Community Association Manager (CCAM) designation from the California Association of Community Managers. She continues to write articles and speak at industry seminars, including CAI Chapters and the ECHO Journal (Education Community for Home Owners). She currently serves on the ECHO Legislative Action Committee and received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2002.

Ms. Kennedy has a Bachelor of Science degree in business finance from San Jose State University. She can be reached at 408.200.8721 or at

About Focus Business Bank
Focus Business Bank is dedicated to meeting the banking needs of closely-held businesses and professionals in Santa Clara County. The Bank's office is located at 10 Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose, California and offers a variety of commercial banking products including loans, deposits, remote deposit capture and other cash management services oriented toward closely-held businesses and their owners. The Bank specializes in commercial loans and is also an SBA Preferred Lender. The Bank also serves not-for-profit businesses and condominium homeowner associations by offering expertise, market knowledge and specialized products and services to these clients.

Contact Information

  • For Information Contact:
    Teresa Powell
    Executive Vice President
    direct: 408.200.8712
    email: Email Contact