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Jim Horton

Senior Vice President

AmericanWest Bank

1350 Rosecrans St.
San DiegoCA92010

AmericanWest Bank’s midyear acquisition of eight Southern California branches from PacTrust Bank “gives us the opportunity to expand our brand,” said Jim Horton, senior vice president of the San Diego market for Spokane, Wash.-based AmericanWest Bank.
“It expands our footprint and puts us in places we didn’t have a branch before,” including Chula Vista and Clairemont, Horton said. “It’s not so much a difference in how we operate, but it’s a greater convenience for our customers. They’re happy they don’t have to drive as far.”

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New bank executive hopes to push, grow brand

Jim Horton is just getting started as the new senior vice president of the San Diego market for Spokane, Wash.-based AmericanWest Bank. The third-quarter acquisition of Security Business Bank — where Horton was chief banking officer — expanded AmericanWest Bank’s regional footprint to seven branches between downtown San Diego and Carlsbad, and one in Palm Desert, Calif.

Senior vice president, American West Bank

AmericanWest Bank’s midyear acquisition of eight Southern California branches from PacTrust Bank “gives us the opportunity to expand our brand,” said Jim Horton, senior vice president of the San Diego market for Spokane, Wash.-based AmericanWest Bank.

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