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Tory Nixon

Executive Vice President, San Diego Division President

California Bank & Trust




Tory Nixon is executive vice president and San Diego division president for California Bank & Trust, San Diego’s largest locally headquartered bank. Nixon has more than 20 years of banking and finance experience, having served in various executive positions with Bank of America, Bay Area Development Company and California Bank & Trust. Prior to his current role, Nixon managed California Bank & Trust’s business banking division in California.

As San Diego Division President, Nixon oversees all banking activities in San Diego and Riverside counties which include more than 30 offices, real estate banking, private banking, small business banking and commercial banking, as well as the U.S. Small Business Administration division for the bank in California.



He is a member of the bank’s executive management committee and the asset and liability committee. Nixon has lived in and been actively involved in the San Diego community for most of the past 25 years. He is on the board of directors for the Economic Development Corporation, San Diego Sports Commission and CDC Small Business Finance. He is also on the board of directors of Bay Area Development Company, a real estate finance company in Walnut Creek, Calif. In addition, Nixon played both college and professional football at San Diego State University and with the San Francisco 49ers. At San Diego State University, he was the football team captain in 1984. He played four years for the San Francisco 49ers and was a member of the 1989 Super Bowl XXIII championship team.

Tory Nixon





Nixon received his B.S. in business administration from San Diego State University. He is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School and of San Diego’s Leadership Education Awareness Development (LEAD) program. He currently lives in Scripps Ranch with his wife Michelle, two sons and three step-children.



About California Bank & Trust: CB&T has more than $10 billion in assets, 100 branches statewide and is a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION). CB&T, recently voted the “Best Bank in San Diego” by the Union Tribune’s reader’s poll, provides financial solutions for businesses and individuals that include commercial as well as small business lending, cash management, international banking, wealth management and online banking. Learn more at calbanktrust.com.

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