Board of Directors

David E. Blackford headshot


  • Independent Director

Independent Director

David E. Blackford has over 45 years’ experience in the banking industry. He is employed by California Bank & Trust (CB&T), a leading California banking institution and a division of Zions Bancorporation, National Association. Between 1998 and 2001, he was the CB&T’s managing director, serving on the board of directors and the Senior Loan Committee for Real Estate Finance. In 2001, he was appointed chairman, president and chief executive officer of CB&T, and currently serves as executive chairman. He also is an executive vice president of Zions Bancorporation, National Association. Prior to 1998, he served as an executive officer in several financial institutions, including Bank One and Valley National Bank. He joined the Company's Board of Directors in 2001. His experience and knowledge of historic and current institutional real estate lending practices, the regulatory process and the volatility of the credit markets provide a unique perspective to the Board.