LAS VEGAS, NV – City National Bank, Nevada’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, today proudly announced that John Wilcox, Nevada regional executive, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for United Way of Southern Nevada.  Wilcox, 57, joins the United Way board with 31 years of banking experience and community involvement in southern Nevada.

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Wilcox replaces Larry Charlton who retired from City National and the United Way board in April of this year.  Charlton served on the United Way board for more than 20 years.  Wilcox says he is honored to fill the shoes of a dear friend and pillar of our community, and he’s looking forward to the opportunity to serve on the board of one of southern Nevada’s premier nonprofit groups.

“It is a real privilege to join the United Way board and serve alongside so many prominent business and community leaders in our valley,” added Wilcox.  “United Way is a wonderful organization that is led by a great individual in Cass Palmer.  I look forward to serving with him and his highly qualified staff as we continue to promote and enhance to mission of United of Way in southern Nevada.”

Prior to joining City National in 2009, Wilcox served as president of the Commercial Banking Division of Irwin Union Bank, based in Columbus, Indiana.  During his four-years at Irwin Union he also served as Western region executive responsible for that bank’s operations in Nevada, California and New Mexico and, before that, as Las Vegas market president.

Earlier in his career, he spent 15 years at US Bank, where he held regional and district manager positions, including overseeing that bank’s 22 Nevada branches. He also has served as Las Vegas area manager at Valley Bank of Nevada and as southern Nevada loan origination manager at the former California Federal Savings and Loan.

Active in the community, Wilcox is a member of the board of directors for The Financial Guidance Center and Las Vegas Events. He is also a member of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, of which he previously served as board chairman. He earlier served as council chair of Leadership Las Vegas and on the boards of Junior Achievement, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, Three Square, which is a community food bank serving southern Nevada, and the St. Rose Hospital Foundation.

Wilcox is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing.  He’s also an honors graduate from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, Seattle.

“We are excited to have John join our board of directors and serve with so many prominent leaders in our community who make up our board,” said Cass Palmer, president and CEO of United Way of Southern Nevada.  “John is someone who truly cares about our community and epitomizes community involvement in both word and deed.  He will be a great asset to our board and the various committees he will begin serving on right away.”

Since 1957, United Way of Southern Nevada has been advancing the common good in our community through its focus on Education, and Health and Financial Stability, which are the building blocks of a good life.  What began in Denver, Colorado, more than 125 years ago, now encompasses over 1800 local United Ways across America, South America, Europe and Asia, for a total of 41 countries and provinces.  United Way of Southern Nevada employs approximately 50 people.  For more information about United Way, go to

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City National Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of City National Corporation (NYSE: CYN). It is backed by $27.4 billion in total assets, and 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 company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $59.1 billion in client investment assets, including $40.6 billion under direct management.

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