Tom Rogers serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Plaza Bank. He was appointed to the board of Plaza in June 2009 and elected Chairman in December 2009.
Until his retirement in January 2009, he served as Executive Vice President in charge of City National Bank’s Southern Region. In that position, he oversaw the delivery of commercial banking, private client, and wealth management services to clients throughout Orange County, the greater San Diego area and the Inland Empire.
Before joining City National in 2000, Mr. Rogers served for eight years as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of The Irvine Company. Previously, he spent more than 25 years with two major financial institutions. Mr. Rogers served as Executive Vice President and Division Administrator of Security Pacific National Bank’s Real Estate Industries Group, Southern Division, and prior to that was Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Security Pacific’s California Corporate Group. His previous banking career also included 15 years with the National Bank of Detroit in corporate lending assignments.
Mr. Rogers actively supports several community and charitable organizations. He is a board member and past chairman of Memorial Health Services, a six hospital healthcare system and Orange County United Way and serves as Trustee Emeritus of the South Coast Repertory and Orange County Museum of Art. In addition, Mr. Rogers serves as Chair of the Advisory Council for The Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of California, Irvine.
A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Mr. Rogers and his wife, Sally Anderson, reside in Newport Beach. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also attended graduate school at Wayne State University in Detroit, and completed the curriculum of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma.