Senior Vice President, Director of Client & Community Partnerships, CRA Officer
Monique Johnson, an executive banker in the industry for over thirty-five years, is Beneficial State Bank’s Senior Vice President, Director of Client & Community Partnerships, CRA Officer. Monique was initially hired as the Head of Retail Banking in California in 2016.
Monique has been on executive management teams for the past 20 years. Before joining Beneficial State Bank, her previous position was Chief Operating Officer of SunPac, LLC, a banking investment vehicle with the strategy of starting up a new bank in Los Angeles. Prior to that role, Monique was Director of Relationship Management and Marketing in addition to serving as CRA Officer and Co-Chair of the enterprise-wide company giving program at Wedbush Bank in Los Angeles, California. Her extensive background includes working in every type of banking department from de novo banks to those with $15 billion in assets, including the former Imperial Bank. Monique has been an anchor in Southern California over the past 24 years with private, community, and commercial banks. She has overseen regional banking offices and has been instrumental in managing the entire sales and client relationships in addition to all marketing and branding initiatives, operational processes and efficiencies, high touch service, technological advances within systems and products, positive compliance and training cultures, facility management, and community, corporate, and investor relations.
Monique earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance with a specialization in commercial loan management from Iowa State University. She is a board trustee, treasurer, and secretary at AltaSea, an organization bringing together leaders in science, business, and education to generate innovative solutions to global challenges of human and environmental sustainability. From feeding the earth’s growing population to providing long-term employment and ocean-related careers, AltaSea is a unique model at the Port of Los Angeles. She is also a board member, education committee member and volunteer at Junior Achievement of Southern California, reaching from Bakersfield to Orange County. Junior Achievement’s mission is to empower young people to own their economic success and stay in school through financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness programs. She was a founding committee member and remains active in Community Resource Exchange (CREX) which develops introductions and new initiatives between CRA-qualified, community-based organizations and banks in the Greater Los Angeles area. In 2015, she was honored by the California “got milk” Foundation with the Better Future Moms – Los Angeles award for her role as a professional, community advocate, and mother. She has been involved in other community organizations over the past few decades including Inner City Law Center, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation and Culver City Chamber of Commerce.
Monique lives in Hermosa Beach, California with her husband and two daughters. She works primarily out of the East Los Angeles branch.