Betty Rengifo Uribe joined California Bank & Trust in 2011 as Executive Vice President where she leads the Greater Southern California Division, comprised of branches and multiple business lending teams in Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, Antelope Valley, and the Inland Empire. CB&T is a leading business and professional bank with nearly 100 branches statewide and over $11 billion in assets (www.calbanktrust.com).
During her 25 year career in the Financial Services industry, Betty has held senior level positions in Retail Banking, Business Banking, and Strategic Planning. Prior to California Bank & Trust, Betty was the Executive Vice President at Comerica Bank’s Western Market Retail Division, leading the retail bank in California and Arizona. Betty earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, with an emphasis in business, from San Diego State University. She received her Executive MBA from Pepperdine University in Finance and Strategy, and is a graduate of the Consumer Banker’s Association Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at University of Virginia, and a graduate of the Bankcard Management School. In 2012, Betty earned her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. Betty has owned three businesses in Southern California and one in South America, so she embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship and a strong work ethic in her life.
In 2012 Betty was the executive sponsor in the creation of T.E.A.M. (Tools, Education, Access and Mentoring), CB&T’s program which helps minority and woman business-owners gain access to resources to help their businesses grow (www.calbanktrust.com/team).
She has been featured on many television and radio stations as one of the top-ranking women in Financial Services in the United States. Betty is a recipient of Pepperdine University’s American Spirit Award for her outstanding professional achievements and dedicated public service. She was awarded a special recognition by the Colombian government for her service to the Colombian community in the United States.
Betty was highlighted as Hispanic Business Magazine’s top 25 Corporate Elite for 2010; she was awarded “Top Woman in Finance” and listed amongst the most Powerful Women in Finance by Women of Color Magazine. Betty was also honored as a 2014 Leader of the Year by the Latina Leadership Academy, and was awarded the “Outstanding Public Service and Community Outreach Latina Decade Award” by Para Todos Magazine. Locally, Century City’s Women’s Business Council in Beverly Hills recognized her as a “Woman of Achievement.” She has recently received commendations from Dianne Feinstein and Lou Correa from the U.S. Senate, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for her efforts on behalf of local businesses and having a great impact on the State of California. Betty is a member of the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles.
A native of Colombia, South America, Betty came to the United States at the age of 12, then grew up in
Southern California. She speaks Spanish fluently, and as a mother of three, she resides in Chino Hills, California with her husband and her family.