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Corporate Social Responsibility Staff

Corporate Social Responsibility Staff

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Division implements the guiding principles of the Union Bank CSR program. As part of this program, we create partnerships with local communities, volunteers, and bank employees to help meet goals to stabilize or revitalize low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities, promote social equity, and support environmental concerns in the activities and enterprises we support.

Our program is based on the principle of sustainability. Union Bank works hard to:
  • foster economic, social, and environmental sustainability
  • promote financial prosperity, sociocultural equity, and diversity
  • conserve natural resources to preserve and improve the environment
As part of the Union Bank Community Service Action Plan, CSR staff members are actively involved in helping to drive credit, capital, and services to LMI communities throughout the bank's marketplace. CSR also manages the bank's charitable contributions program, including grants made through Union Bank Foundation, as well as donations and sponsorships made directly by the bank.

Please contact us at if you have questions relating to the Union Bank CSR program.


Julius Robinson Executive Vice President
Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer & Group Head, Corporate Social Responsibility
Chairman & CEO of the Union Bank Foundation
Carl Ballton Senior Vice President & Deputy Group Head, 
Corporate Social Responsibility
President & COO, Union Bank Foundation
Susan Miller Senior Vice President
Environmental Officer & Environmental Stewardship Manager
Robert Williams Vice President
CRA Lending & Investment Manager
Jan Woolsey Senior Vice President
CRA Strategy & Operations
Bobbi Salgado Deputy Vice President
CRA Strategy & Operations

Community Advisory Board

Community Advisory Board

Union Bank's Community Advisory Board guides the bank through its ten-year Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) commitment. The community advisory board consists of prominent community leaders who provide the bank with a unique insight into the community served.

Name Title and Affiliation
Ron Fong, CAB Chair Director
Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program
Alfred Fraijo Jr., CAB Vice Chair Partner
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Marsha Bailey President & CEO
Women’s Economic Ventures
Joe Coto Assemblyman Emeritus
California State Legislature
Gabe del Rio Chief Operations Officer
Community HousingWorks
Viola Gonzales CEO
AnewAmerica Community Corporation
Shashi Hanuman Directing Attorney
Public Counsel
Pam Isom President & CEO
ICE Safety Solutions
Maurilio Leon COO 
CHOC Housing
Rob Wiener Executive Director
California Coalition for Rural Housing Project
Maiko Winkler-Chin Executive Director
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation & Development Authority

Foundation Leadership Team

Foundation Leadership Team

The leadership team implements the guiding principles of the Union Bank Corporate Social Responsibility program and creates partnerships with local communities, volunteers, and bank employees to help finance the efforts of nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of others.

2_0 A_Leadership_Robinson_Julius Julius E. Robinson
Julius E. Robinson is Executive Vice President, CRA Officer, and Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Union Bank. He also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Union Bank Foundation. Julius has been with Union Bank since 1997 and assumed leadership of the CSR Group in January 2010.

Julius is a natural choice to lead the group given his unwavering commitment and involvement in the community. Julius serves on the board of Students Rising Above; on the board of the African Museum of the Diaspora; as Chairman of Operation Hope’s Western Regional Board; and as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Alliant University. All three of these organizations are dedicated to educational advancement and financial independence for our youth. Julius expressed, “Helping deserving young people reach their academic and professional potential is a source of great satisfaction for me.”

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Carl A. Ballton
Carl A. Ballton is Senior Vice President and Deputy Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Union Bank. He also serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Union Bank Foundation. In this position, Carl is responsible for implementing the charitable contribution policies and initiatives of both the Bank and the Foundation. He joined the Bank in 1979.

Carl serves as a Trustee of Occidental College and on the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Southern California, the African American Board Leadership Institute and Southern California Grantmakers. In addition, he serves as Chairman of the Board for Southern California Business Development Center and California Community Foundation’s BLOOM (Building a Lifetime of Options & Opportunities for Men) Advisory Board. He is also active on a number of Advisory Boards, including the United Negro College Fund in Los Angeles (UNCF), the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC), Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in Los Angeles (LISC). He is also a member of the 100 Black Men of Los Angeles.
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