Michael Rossi, Board Member
Michael Rossi is a retired vice chairman of BankAmerica Corporation, serving from 1993-1997. Prior to serving as vice chairman, Mr. Rossi was BankAmerica’s chief credit officer. Prior to that post, he held various executive positions which included running the Bank’s Commercial Banking Division, Global Private Bank, the Asia Division, and the Latin America Division. He also served as senior credit officer of the World Banking Group. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Rossi was chairman and CEO of Aozora Bank, taking it public in November 2006. He also spent eight months as chairman of GMAC/ResCap.
Mr. Rossi is a member of the board of the Special Olympics Committee of Northern California, Chair of the Workforce Investment Board, senior advisor to the San Francisco 49ers, member of the board of the Claremont Graduate University, Senior Advisor for Jobs and Economic Development for the Governor of the State of California, chairman of the Work Force board for the State of California and a director of the California High Speed Rail Authority. He is a former member of the North Hawaii Community Hospital board, the board BAWAG Bank Vienna Austria, the board of Pulte Homes, the American Banker’s Association, Claremont University Center and Graduate School, the American Graduate School of International Management, University of California at Berkeley Art Museum, Del Webb Corporation, the San Francisco Opera, the National Urban League, Union Pacific Resources, the United Way of Northern California; chairman of the board of trustees on the Monterey Institute of International Studies; chairman of the board of Lifesavers. He also served on the President’s Campaign Cabinet for University of California at Berkeley, was a member of the nominating committee of the Bankers Association for Foreign Trade (BAFT) as well as past president of the board of BAFT and chairman of the American Diabetes Association of California.
Appointed by the Governor.