Al De Grassi has been involved in community banking since 1983, providing banking services to small and medium sized businesses, many family owned. For the past twenty years, Al has worked in Orange County in a series of positions of increasing responsibility; he is currently a Senior Vice President with Plaza Bank in Irvine. Plaza Bank continues to be recognized as one of the top small business and SBA lenders in Orange County and California
Mr. De Grassi has served on the Admissions and Membership and Finance Committees of the Pacific Club.
A graduate, earning B.A. and M.S. degrees; he is a past president of the UCI Alumni Association and currently serves as the Chair of its Audit Committee. He also served on the UCI Foundation Board for nine years. Al is currently a member of the Dean’s Leadership Circle of the Paul Merage School of Business, and also serves as the alumni representative to the Campus $1 Billion Capital Campaign Cabinet. He was recognized in 2012 by the Merage School as a Distinguished Alumni.
Al has also been very involved in the Orange County community. He served for 16 years as a member of the Board of Directors of Orange County United Way, three years as Board Chairman and as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He has served many years on the Board of Directors of SPIN (Serving People in Need); a Costa Mesa based homeless assistance non-profit organization, currently serving as Board Chairman
Al and his wife, Susan, live in Laguna Hills and have four sons.