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Brent Williams

Executive Vice President
City National Bank

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Brent Williams serves as executive vice president and head of Commercial Banking & National Corporate Banking at City National Bank. He is also a member of the Senior Management Team.

Brent joined City National in 2018 as City National’s Commercial Banking regional manager in Los Angeles, and in 2021, helped launch National Corporate Banking, which serves the complex banking and corporate finance needs of larger commercial and mid-corporate-sized companies across the country. The group also leverages the capabilities of both City National and RBC Capital Markets. 

Brent has nearly 30 years of financial services experience. Prior to joining City National in September 2018, he worked in a variety of roles at Wells Fargo, most recently as the Commercial Banking executive vice president and region head responsible for the Westside of Los Angeles, as well as co-head of the bank’s Southern California Middle Market Technology, Media and Telecom team. 

Brent was named a “Banking and Finance Visionary” by Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing in 2023.

Brent is active in the community. He serves on the boards of Wayfinder Family Services, EXP — The Opportunity Engine, and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Brent earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.