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Kevin Dunigan is executive vice president and head of City National Bank's Core Banking Division, which consists of the bank's 77 branch offices in California Nevada and New York City, as well as the Business Banking group. He is responsible for the strategic direction, business development and client service for the bank’s Small Business and Preferred Banking lines of business.
Mr. Dunigan leads a team of more than 570 colleagues, which also includes the Small Business Administration Department.
He joined the company in 1999, and is a member of the bank’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Dunigan also serves as Regional Executive for Orange County. In that capacity, he is responsible for coordinating the bank’s client service, business development, marketing, and expansion efforts across all lines of business.
Prior to joining City National, Mr. Dunigan was director of retail banking at H.F. Ahmanson & Company, managing Home Savings of America’s Southern California branch franchise. During his tenure there, Mr. Dunigan also served as assistant to the chairman, Charles Rinehart, and as director of retail marketing.
Before that, Mr. Dunigan was chief marketing officer for HomeFed Bank in San Diego, and was responsible for product management, consumer research, advertising, and public and investor relations.
Mr. Dunigan served six years at Carnation/Nestle where, as group product manager, he ran national brands such as Coffeemate, Carnation Hot Cocoa Mix and Friskies Buffet in the beverage and pet food categories. He began his professional career with Continental Bank in Chicago, holding management positions in the commercial banking and marketing divisions.
Active in the community, Mr. Dunigan serves on the board of the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University in Orange County. He earlier served as a member of the board of trustees of the California Science Center in Los Angeles. He also is very involved in youth development through his various leadership positions in the Orange County area.
Mr. Dunigan earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota.