Cusato Steve
Steve Cusato

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – City National Bank has announced that Steve Cusato, senior vice president and manager of Commercial Banking Services in San Diego, has assumed additional responsibility as San Diego market leader.

As market leader, Cusato is responsible for coordinating the bank’s regional client service, business development, marketing, and philanthropic activities. He will continue to oversee the commercial banking office serving middle-market companies in San Diego.

Based in La Jolla, Cusato has managed City National’s Commercial Banking Services office in San Diego since 2003, when he joined the bank. Earlier, he spent 10 years with Comerica Bank (formerly Imperial Bank) as senior vice president in its corporate lending group. Before that, he was with San Diego National Bank and Torrey Pines Bank, serving the credit needs of local middle-market companies.

He began his banking career with Sanwa Bank in 1981 and held positions in both commercial banking and international trade finance.

Cusato serves on the board of directors of the Old Globe Theatre and is active in the Sunset Cliffs Surfing Association.

A resident of the Sunset Cliffs area of Point Loma, he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in finance, both from San Diego State University.

About City National

City National Bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of City National Corporation (NYSE: CYN). Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company is backed by $17.7 billion in total assets, and provides banking, investment and trust services through 63 offices, including 15 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada and New York City. City National and its eight majority-owned investment affiliates manage or administer $47.8 billion in client investment assets, including more than $30 billion under direct management.

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