Tuesday, June 28 , 2016, 6:59 am | Fair 62º

  • Follow Noozhawk on LinkedIn
  • Follow Noozhawk on Pinterest
  • Follow Noozhawk on YouTube


American Riviera Bank VP Lori Murray Named ‘Outstanding Community Lender’

Lori Murray
Lori Murray

Lori Murray, vice president and mortgage lending officer at American Riviera Bank, was named an Outstanding Community Lender by the Independent Community Bankers of America.

The organization, known as the “Nation’s Voice for Community Banks” for almost 7,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types nationwide, honored Murray as representing “the best in our profession.”

Murray started American Riviera Bank’s mortgage lending department from scratch, doing everything from selecting processing software to writing policies and procedures. Prior to joining American Riviera Bank, she worked for 17 years at a regional bank that was acquired by a larger international financial institution in 2007.

“At American Riviera, we have a bit more flexibility in our portfolio program to extend loans to responsible borrowers and get them closed quickly and efficiently,” Murray said. “My focus is always on matching customers with the best loan available. I don’t tell them what to do, but I’m happy to give sound advice so that my customers can make good financial decisions.”

Murray’s work has helped the bank’s overall earnings increase.

“Lori is now helping our existing clients gain home financing, and we no longer have to refer them to one of our competitors,” said Jeff DeVine, the bank’s president and CEO. “Better yet, her external marketing and business development efforts, coupled with her superior service, are bringing new customers and depositors in the door.”

American Riviera Bank has two locations, one at 1033 Anacapa St. in Santa Barbara and one at 525 San Ysidro Road in Montecito.

For more information, call the bank at 805.965.5942 or click here.

— Jennifer Goddard Combs is a publicist representing American Riviera Bank.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk's intent is not to limit the discussion of our stories but to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and must be free of profanity and abusive language and attacks.

By posting on Noozhawk, you:

» Agree to be respectful. Noozhawk encourages intelligent and impassioned discussion and debate, but now has a zero-tolerance policy for those who cannot express their opinions in a civil manner.

» Agree not to use Noozhawk’s forums for personal attacks. This includes any sort of personal attack — including, but not limited to, the people in our stories, the journalists who create these stories, fellow readers who comment on our stories, or anyone else in our community.

» Agree not to post on Noozhawk any comments that can be construed as libelous, defamatory, obscene, profane, vulgar, harmful, threatening, tortious, harassing, abusive, hateful, sexist, racially or ethnically objectionable, or that are invasive of another’s privacy.

» Agree not to post in a manner than emulates, purports or pretends to be someone else. Under no circumstances are readers posting to Noozhawk to knowingly use the name or identity of another person, whether that is another reader on this site, a public figure, celebrity, elected official or fictitious character. This also means readers will not knowingly give out any personal information of other members of these forums.

» Agree not to solicit others. You agree you will not use Noozhawk’s forums to solicit and/or advertise for personal blogs and websites, without Noozhawk’s express written approval.

Noozhawk’s management and editors, in our sole discretion, retain the right to remove individual posts or to revoke the access privileges of anyone who we believe has violated any of these terms or any other term of this agreement; however, we are under no obligation to do so.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >