Harry “Duke” Chenoweth is a resident of Manhattan Beach, California. Mr. Chenoweth, now retired, was most recently the President and Chief Operating Officer for Barrister Executive Suites, LLC, which provides full-service executive office space for short and long-term leases. Mr. Chenoweth was associated with Barrister Executive Suites from 2001-2004, expanding operations, creating increased profitability and overseeing the 140-employee operation. Mr. Chenoweth has over 30 years of commercial banking experience, joining Union Bank of California in 1969 and remaining with the bank until 1996. At Union Bank, Mr. Chenoweth became Senior Vice President and Manager for the Los Angeles Middle Market Banking and Southern California Corporate Banking divisions in 1993. Under his leadership the Los Angeles region was recognized as Union Bank’s leading region in business development and Mr. Chenoweth was honored by Union Bank as the 1995 Market Manager of the Year. Mr. Chenoweth joined Imperial Bank in 1996 as Executive Vice President and Manager of the Commercial Banking and International Banking divisions. He oversaw 17 profit centers, 105 lending officers and 210 support staff members. He retired from Imperial Bank in 2001 coincident with the sale of Imperial Bank to Comerica Bank.
Mr. Chenoweth was an officer in the US Navy for four years, where he served overseas and was involved in Vietnam War operations. Mr. Chenoweth obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Wittenberg University. He earned a Masters in Business Administration degree from Bowling Green University.