Executive Management
City First Bank is led by a dynamic group of professionals with decades of experience in finance and community development. As “stellar stewards” of community capital, they set strategy for the organization’s growth and manage approximately 100 dedicated and valued employees between Wahshington, DC and Los Angeles, CA.


Brian E. Argrett
President and Chief Executive Officer

Shannan Herbert
Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Tom Nida
Executive Vice President, Market Executive
Sonja Wells
Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer, Commercial Banking Group

Brenda Battey
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Norman (Sandy) Bellefeuille
Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer, Wholesale Banking Group

Ruth McCloud
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Gavin A. Beske
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Allen Firouz
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer
Brian F. Wagner
Chief Human Resource Officer
Michael Huang
Senior Vice President, Director of Finance


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Community Impact

Community development is at the very heart of what we do.


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