Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> February 2, 2018

Interview with the Founder, President, CEO and Director: Friendly Hills Bank (OTCMKTS:FHLB)

Ball, Jeffrey K.
Jeffrey K. Ball is the Founder of Friendly Hills Bank in Whittier where he currently serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Ball serves on the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and Data Center, Inc., a bank technology company based in Hutchinson, Kansas, where he also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is a member of the Executive Committee and board of directors of the American Bankers Association where he serves as Chairman of their Government Relations Council Administrative Committee and as a member of their Grassroots Committee. He is a past Chairman of the California Bankers Association where he currently serves on the board of directors and is Chairman of their Federal Government Relations Committee. He was the Lead Petitioner for the establishment of the Kinetic Academy Charter School in Huntington Beach where he currently serves as Board Chair and is also a Founder and current Chairman of the Whittier Union High School District Educational Foundation. Mr. Ball is a past President of the Whittier Host Lions Club and served by appointment as Co-Chairman of the Legal Services Trust Fund of the State Bar of California. Mr. Ball frequently guest lecturers at high schools and colleges across the country on the principles of economics and banking. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Whittier College in 1989 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Puget Sound in 1986. Profile
TWST: Tell us a little bit about your history with the bank and some of the key milestones that have shaped Friendly Hills over the past few years.

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