February 4, 2023
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Heritage Oaks names new CFO


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Lonny Robinson has been named chief financial officer at Paso Robles-based Heritage Oaks Bancorp.

Robinson, previously with Banc of California, will join Heritage Oaks as CFO and executive vice president on March 19.

“We are very pleased to have someone with Lonny’s extensive experience join our company,” Heritage Oaks President and CEO Simon Lagomarsino said in a news release. “He has the strong financial background and leadership qualities that are important to us. He is a great addition to our executive management team.”

The announcement comes a few weeks after Heritage Oaks closed its $56 million acquisition of San Luis Obispo-based rival Mission Community Bank. Heritage Oaks has been without a CFO since January, when Mark Olson stepped down.

Robinson has more than 30 years of financial services industry experience, most of it at the executive level, Heritage Oaks said. He was previously CFO at Banc of California and Private Bank of California, which have a combined asset base of $3.5 billion. Before that, he was the vice president and CFO at Los Angeles-based Hanmi Financial Corp., a $2.8 billion bank. He has also held senior financial management positions at Opportunity Bank, Western Community Bancshares and Center Financial Corp. Prior to his banking career, he was a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young.

Robinson is a graduate of Westminster College with a degree in accounting and business. He received graduate banking degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Texas.