Local banker joins Westmont Foundation

Local banker joins Westmont Foundation

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Christopher O’Connor has joined the Westmont Foundation, which cultivates ties between Westmont and the community.

Christopher O’Connor, a 30-year resident and longtime local banker, has joined the Westmont Foundation, which cultivates ties between Westmont College and the community.

O’Connor, a wealth adviser of The Private Bank at Union Bank, began his career in 1991 with Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Since then he has worked with many Westmont alumni as colleagues or clients.

“I am most impressed with Westmont’s commitment to higher education and guiding students to become socially responsible, productive members of society,” he says.

O’Connor hopes his position on the board will help continue the college’s relationship with Union Bank, which has been a sponsor of the Westmont President’s Breakfast. “The highly esteemed list of past speakers has set the bar, as well as community expectations, very high,” he said.

“This is a chance for me to develop new relationships with respected members of the Santa Barbara community and learn more about Westmont and its students,” he added.