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SF Business Times: Public Bank East Bay takes big step forward, hiring financial veteran as CEO

By Mark Calvey – Senior Reporter, San Francisco Business Times

Sep 18, 2023


Public Bank East Bay, which is in its formative stages, said Monday that it hired longtime

credit union executive Scott Waite as CEO.


PBEB also said it has a strong slate of board candidates led by Co-Chairs Paulina Gonzalez-Brito, CEO of Rise Economy, formerly known as the California Reinvestment Coalition, and


Jennifer Esteen, a registered nurse and vice president of the Alameda County Health

System’s board of trustees.


“The East Bay is leading the public banking movement in reaching these milestones,” said

Debbie Notkin, chair of the board of Friends of the Public Bank East Bay, the nonprofit

leading the efforts to create the Public Bank East Bay.


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