As President and CEO of Commerce Bank of Arizona, it is my pleasure to share our optimistic outlook for the future.
For those of you whom I haven’t yet met, I am a Tucson native and a career banker. I’ve spent my entire 44 years in banking, supporting the small businesses of southern Arizona. Throughout this time, I have seen many ups and downs in our economy. I am confident Arizona’s economy is on the upswing, providing important support for our plans for the future.
As a strong advocate of locally owned small businesses, this chance to work with the largest locally owned bank in the state is a career milestone. It was because of this opportunity
I decided to put my retirement on hold and return to my first love, community banking.
I joined this organization fully aware of the recent challenges. I am committed to moving the Bank forward. With the support of our Board, shareholders, staff and loyal customers, I’m confident we will be successful.
- John P. Lewis, President and Chief Executive Officer