SOURCE: First Foundation Inc.

First Foundation Inc.

April 12, 2011 13:14 ET

Valerie Van Winkle Joins First Foundation Bank's La Quinta Office

LA QUINTA, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2011) - Valerie Van Winkle has joined First Foundation Bank (FFB) as a Vice President, Private Banker at its La Quinta office. Van Winkle's prior experience includes over a decade with Coachella Valley banks in senior management roles and client development activities. FFB is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Foundation Inc. (First Foundation) a 20-year-old private financial firm offering integrated investment management, wealth planning, consulting, trust and banking services.

Van Winkle will serve as a single point of contact for business and personal clients, desiring the comprehensive integrated financial services provided by First Foundation including deposit, lending and other services useful in providing solutions for complex financial transactions. Her twenty-five years of banking experience allows her to match each client's needs to the breadth of services offered at First Foundation.

Scott F. Kavanaugh, Chief Executive Officer of First Foundation stated, "As we continue to expand across California, we are particularly excited about increasing our presence within the greater Coachella Valley. First Foundation remains committed to investing in the future growth of this wonderful community."

"We are pleased that Valerie decided to join First Foundation Bank. Her knowledge of the community and banking clearly supports our utmost commitment to serve our clients at the highest possible levels," said Dave Rahn president of FFB.

"I am very excited to be part of the valley's newest, most exciting financial organization to offer a broad-based, fully integrated wealth management platform to include bank and trust services," Van Winkle said. "Our community will appreciate the client-focused experience that First Foundation uses to enhance the wealth and well-being of our clients."

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