Jill Kessler Yamamoto began her appointment with Commerce National Bank in January, 2008 as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer. Ms. Yamamoto has over thirty years of experience in commercial business banking. Ms. Yamamoto began her banking career in 1978 with Union Bank and then First Interstate Bank, also as a Vice President and Commercial Lender in Orange County. She also was in the Private Banking Division with Mellon Financial Corp. in Newport Beach, and was most recently a Commercial Lender with Citizens Business Bank in Orange.
Ms. Yamamoto completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of California Irvine and the Georg August Universitaet in Goettingen, Germany. She has served on a number of non-profit Boards, including the Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center, Leadership Orange, and the Orange Public Library Foundation.