LAS VEGAS, NV – City National Bank, Nevada’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, today announced that it has appointed Robert Young, a prominent member of the Asian business community, to its Southern Nevada Advisory Board.  Young also serves as the chairman of the Asian Chamber of Commerce.
Professionally, Young serves as senior vice president for Chenco Holdings, a holding company that consists of several commonly-held companies operating in the United States, Taiwan and Mainland China.  The company specializes in real estate investment and management, real estate development consulting, funds management, venture capital, and merchant banking.  Young manages the company’s real estate investment and management business endeavors.
“We are very excited to have Robert join our advisory board in southern Nevada,” said Larry Charlton, Nevada regional executive for City National Bank.  “Robert’s business background and international expertise will be a great asset to our advisory board and the bank.”
Prior to joining Chenco Holdings in 2004, Young served for 15 years as a private banker with Merrill Lynch and Citibank where he managed more than $60 million in investments.  Young also served as vice president for 10 years with Merrill Lynch Capital Market in the Commercial Real Estate Division.
Young graduated with an executive MBA in marketing from UCLA and received a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 1986.  He holds US securities license series 3, 7, 22, 63 and 65.
In addition to serving as chairman of the Asian Chamber of Commerce, Young also serves as a director for United Way of Southern Nevada and the Better Business Bureau, and chairman of the Credit Committee for American Premier Bank in Arcadia, California.  He is also a frequent speaker for ‘How to do business with Asian Enterprises’.
The bank currently has 10 prominent business professionals serving on its advisory board in southern Nevada.  These individuals consist of the following:  Gary Goodheart, advisory board chair and managing partner of Jones Vargas Law Firm; Peter Thomas, managing partner of the Thomas & Mack Company; Karla Perez, vice president – acute division of Universal Health Services Inc.; Joe Essa, president of Wolfgang Puck Worldwide; Brien Pidgeon, president of Lawyers Title; Allen Kaercher, managing partner of Kaercher Insurance; Jim Pisanelli, managing partner of Pisanelli Bice Law Firm; Brad Peterson, senior vice president of CB Richard Ellis; Dr. Russ Schroeder, managing partner of Ear Nose and Throat Consultants of Nevada; and Steve Coffey, managing partner of Coffey Rader CPAs.
About City National
City National Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of City National Corporation (NYSE: CYN). It is backed by $21.2 billion in total assets, and provides banking, investment and trust services through 80 offices, including 17 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada and New York City. The company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $54.6 billion in client investment assets, including more than $34 billion under direct management.
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