First Republic Appoints Director of Community Development

First Republic Bank, September 8, 2016
First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Lena Robinson, who worked for the San Francisco Federal Reserve for 17 years in community development, has joined the company.

Robinson was appointed Director of Community Development and will work with First Republic’s team responsible for identifying opportunities with nonprofit organizations, community groups and government agencies. Robinson will help implement the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) initiatives in its urban coastal markets, including the bank’s CRA employee engagement program focused on underserved communities.

“Lena Robinson is one of the region’s most well-respected community development professionals and is a terrific addition to our team,” said Rosana Han, Senior Vice President and Head of Community Reinvestment for First Republic. “Lena’s experience and work in the community further expands First Republic’s ability to deliver credit and banking services to low- to moderate income communities.”

Prior to First Republic, Robinson was the Northern California Regional Manager of Community Development for the San Francisco Fed. In that role, she focused on increasing investments and improving access to capital, credit and banking services for low-income communities and households. Robinson serves on the boards of the Neighborhood Housing Services of the East Bay and of the East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO), on the steering committee of the Alameda County Community Asset Network (ACCAN) and on the advisory board for the Sustainable Business Alliance. She has a Master’s degree in International Studies from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.


About First Republic Bank

Founded in 1985, First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. Services are offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Boston, Palm Beach, Greenwich, and New York City. First Republic offers a complete line of banking products for individuals and businesses, including deposit services, as well as residential, commercial and personal loans. For more information, visit


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