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Christa Steele

Christa Steele, MEMBER – AUDIT COMMITTEE
Director of OFG Bancorp effective October 26, 2019.

Christa Steele is an experienced CEO, Board Member and well-known speaker and thought leader of Digital Disruption and Corporate Governance in the new digital age.

Steele brings more than 20 years of commercial and consumer banking experience executing strategic initiatives, streamlining operations, implementing technology, and growing new markets, in addition to M&A.

Until recently, she was a partner and board member of FIG Partners, a highly successful investment bank with ten locations across the United States. In April 2019, FIG Partners was acquired by Janney Montgomery Scott.

From 2013-2015, she served as President, CEO and Director of Mechanics Bank of Walnut Creek, CA., a $3.4 Billion asset size bank. During her tenure, Steele led the improvement of core earnings 43% in a single calendar year, doubled the banks value in less than two years, and successfully led its sale for a premium in 2015. From 1995-2013, she held previous senior level commercial and retail positions with increased responsibility at Farmers & Merchants Bank, West America Bank and Bank of America.

Steele currently serves on the Board of Directors of Recology, CA., Tanimura & Antle, CA., NACD Northern California Chapter and Pacific Coast Banking School, WA.

She is a Board Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors, holds an MBA from University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree from California State University Sacramento.