Orange County banking professional Chris Garcia has been named secretary of Project Access’ volunteer board of directors. He has served on the board since 2016 and resides in La Verne.

Garcia is an Associate Vice President, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer for Banc of California, where he maintains companywide responsibility for CRA performance and regulatory ratings for OCC Charter of 34 branches and $10.5 billion in assets. 

He designs, implements, manages and documents a comprehensive CRA program that incorporates formulating policies and procedures that best serve the credit and investment needs of the banks delineated communities, The program includes marketing polices, practices and overall community penetration, with emphasis on low-to-moderate income families and individuals located in the bank’s delineated communities.

His previous experience includes roles with Bank of America,, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, IndyMac Federal Bank, IndyMac Bank and ReMax. He earned Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management from California State University – Fullerton. 

“We thank Chris for his dedication to the mission of Project Access and are delighted that he will now service as the secretary of our Board,” said Project Access CEO and President Kristin Byrnes.