City National Bank appoints Sandy Kuohn as senior colleague


LOS ANGELES, July 21 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — City National Bank today announced that Sandy Kuohn will join the company as executive vice president and chief collaboration officer (CCO), effective July 25. Kuohn will be based in Los Angeles and will report jointly to Kelly Coffey, CEO of City National, and Kelly Pereira, Chief Human Resources Officer of Royal Bank of Canada. Martha Tuma, currently CCO of City National, is retiring.

As CCO, Kuohn will oversee City National’s human resources strategy, including talent management, leadership development, recruiting, training and education, compensation and benefits, payroll, co-worker engagement, co-worker retention, co-worker relations and workforce diversity, equity and inclusion. She will also be a member of the bank’s management committee.

“Sandy is a dynamic human resources leader with 35 years of experience supporting goal-oriented cultures, developing talent and leading diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives,” said Coffey. . “City National has seen tremendous growth and transformation in recent years, and the business landscape is more complex than ever. Sandy’s expertise aligns well with our values ​​and will help City National better support our colleagues and our business as we look to the future. I also want to thank Martha Tuma for her incredible leadership. We are grateful for his expert guidance as we supported colleagues through the pandemic and the evolution of the bank over the past five years.

Tuma is leaving his old position after five years at the bank. She joined City National in 2017 from Charles Schwab & Co., where she had led a team of more than 300 human resources professionals and was recognized as one of the “most influential women in business in the region. of the bay” by the San Francisco Business Times. She has also held senior human resources positions at Apple, Intel and Logitech.

During his tenure at City National, Tuma expanded the bank’s colleague base by approximately 1,500 colleagues. She oversaw the launch and rollout of City National’s increased short-term disability benefits and new Parental Leave Policy – extending leave available to all birth and adoptive parents, doubling financial support for co-workers adopting children and improving the bank’s infertility and surrogacy benefits. She has also played a vital role in helping the bank successfully weather the pandemic, including sending 85% of her colleagues to work remotely in 2020 and supporting the 15% of colleagues deemed essential workers throughout the crisis. .

Tuma was named in the best teams of American banker “Most Powerful Women in Banking” in 2021. She is secretary of the board of directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California and serves on the advisory committee of Kaiser Permanente’s Zero Breast Cancer initiative.

She will remain at City National until the end of the bank’s fiscal year, October 31, 2022, to support a smooth and seamless transition.

“City National has built its reputation on always putting colleagues, customers and communities first,” Kuohn said. “I look forward to working closely with Kelly and the rest of City National’s excellent executive committee to make this great company even better.”

Prior to joining City National, Kuohn led human resources, including due diligence and integration initiatives on seven mergers and acquisitions over a 10-year period, resulting in one of the banks to the fastest growing in the United States, Huntington Bancshares. During this decade, she drove complex organizational changes as assets, locations and hiring grew following several consecutive acquisitions involving Huntington Bancshares, TCF Financial, Chemical Financial and Talmer Bancorp. Previously, she held senior human resources, management consulting and organizational development positions at Urban Science. , an international automotive consulting firm in Detroit; SDK Consulting, the private leadership consulting firm she founded; Electro Wire Products, an automotive supplier; and Anderson Consulting, a multinational professional services firm.

Since 2005, Kuohn has served on the board of CATCH (Caring Athletes Team for Children’s and Henry Ford Hospitals), which raises funds for sick, vulnerable, and economically disadvantaged children in Detroit. She joined the Emanuel Steward Champions of Tomorrow Board of Directors in 2019. Kuohn was recognized by Crain’s company in Detroit as “Outstanding Woman in HR” in 2019.

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About National Bank of the City

With $90.9 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 74 branches, including 22 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the region San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington, DC and Miami*. In addition, the firm and its investment subsidiaries manage or administer $80.6 billion in client investment assets.

City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of the world’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 17 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through its offices in Canada, the United States and 27 other countries.

For more information about City National, visit the company’s website at

*City National Bank operates in Miami and the State of Florida as CN Bank.

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Michele Ashley, National City Bank, (650) 274-9333
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