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Russell Goldsmith

Russell Goldsmith

Chairman and CEO
City National Bank


President and CEO
City National Corporation

City National Bank

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Drescher Graduate Campus
Pepperdine University

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Networking Reception

Dessert will be served at a reception following Russell Goldsmith's address. At this time, tables will be available where students and alumni are welcome to network and mingle with professionals from the following sectors:

  • Banking/Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Entertainment
  • Technology
  • Entrepreneurship

About Russell Goldsmith

As chairman and chief executive officer of City National Bank, Russell Goldsmith leads America's 24th largest commercial bank, with $27.4 billion in assets. Since Goldsmith became CEO in 1995, City National's assets have increased almost 800 percent. Today, it has 78 banking offices in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville and Atlanta. Additionally, he serves as president and chief executive officer of the bank's publicly-held parent company, City National Corporation. From 2008 through 2011, Goldsmith was a member of the Federal Reserve Board's 12-member Federal Advisory Council, representing the 12th Federal Reserve District, and served as its vice president for two years. Goldsmith began his career as an attorney practicing at Irell & Manella, later co-founding his own law firm, Sanders, Barnet & Goldsmith. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

About City National

City National Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary, City National Bank, provides banking, investment and trust services through 78 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville and Atlanta. The corporation and its investment affiliates manage or administer $59.1 billion in client investment assets, including more than $40 billion under direct management.

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