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Jim Herbert, chief executive officer and director at First Republic Bank, will speak Sept.21

September 14, 2012

The College of Business will host Jim Herbert, founding chief executive officer of First Republic Bank and chairman of the Board of Directors on Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Lory Student Center Theater.

Jim HerbertEthics, integrity and the current financial crisis

Herbert will discuss ethics, integrity, the current financial crises, and how he built a high performing organization in a regulated industry.

Free and open to the public

The event featuring Herbert is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early as seating is first come, first served.

No. 3 on Forbes Best Banks

First Republic Bank headquartered in San Francisco focuses on serving high net worth clients in urban coastal cities on the east and west coasts. The bank completed its initial public offering in December 2010 and continues to be one of the fastest growing banks in the industry. In 2012 First Republic Bank ranked No. 3 on Forbes Best Banks with $27 billion in total assets.

First Republic Bank represents a distinctive model in private banking and wealth management, with a sharp focus on extraordinary, personalized service. First Republic addresses the needs of its private banking clientele with products that are flexibly delivered in a timely manner. Services include private banking, private business banking, real estate lending, wealth management, and trust services delivered through a team of highly-experienced financial professionals.

'Phenomenal story'

“Mr. Herbert’s message on success in a regulated industry and during a down economy is a phenomenal story, we feel fortunate to have him here at Colorado State University.” said Sanjay Ramchander, finance and real estate department head.

From 1980 to 1985, Herbert was founding president, CEO and a director of San Francisco Bancorp. He is a trustee of San Francisco Ballet Association (chair and co-chair 2002-2008), and director of: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York; Joyce Theater Association, New York; San Francisco Film Society; and, The BASIC Fund. Herbert has a Bachelor of Science degree from Babson College and an M.B.A. from New York University.

Herbert is father of CSU graduate Deirdre Herbert, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2010 and a Master of Management Practice in 2011.

More information

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