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2016

Awards & Distinctions Received in 2016

AWARDED TO MUFG UNION BANK

  • 52 Union Bank Branches Earn EPA Energy Star Certification
    U.S. Department of Energy

  • Best Bank in Downtown San Diego
    Downtown San Diego News

  • Company of the Week - 30 Year Collaboration with American Heart Association
    Financial Services Roundtable

  • Corporate Service Award
    Orange County Asian American Bar Association

  • Award Allocations for WISH and IDEA Loan Programs
    The Federal Home Loan Bank

  • Finalist - Healthiest Company in San Diego Region for 2016
    San Diego Business Journal

  • Union Bank San Clemente Branch Wins EPA’s “Battle of the Buildings” Contest
    U.S. Department of Energy

  • Company of the Week - 25 Years Support of the March of Dimes
    Financial Services Roundtable

  • No. 20 of Top 80 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists
    San Francisco Business Times

  • 2016 Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies
    U.S. Veterans Magazine

  • Outstanding Supporter Award
    Dallas Black Dance Theatre

  • Odyssey Award
    Asian Business Association, Los Angeles

  • Corporation of the Year
    Latin Business Association

  • Safety Award
    Grid Alternatives

  • Award for Public-Private Partnership - Anaheim Union High School
    Orange County Business Council

  • Top Corporate Team, Large-Size Employer
    American Heart Association

  • Company of the Week - MUFG Gives Back Volunteer Initiative
    Financial Services Roundtable


AWARDED TO EMPLOYEES OF MUFG UNION BANK

  • Diversity Leader Award
    Mike Sebring, Director, Inclusion& Diversity for the Americas
    Profiles in Diversity Journal

  • Most Influential Lenders
    Bita Ardalan, Director, Comm’l Banking, Middle Market
    Scott Connella, Market President
    Los Angeles Business Journal

  • 2016 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business
    Annemieke VanDerWerff, Chief Human Resources Officer
    Ranjana Clark, Managing Director and Head, Transaction Banking
    Marian Bamonte, Manager, Global Trust Services Division, Transaction Banking
    Elaine Genevro, Regional President, named to Forever Influential Honor Roll
    San Francisco Business Times

  • Community Service Award
    Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce

  • Sourcing Manager of the Year
    Lana Gosnell, Vice President, Supplier Diversity and Development
    Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Johanna Gullick, Managing Director, Community Development Finance
    San Diego Housing Federation

  • CREO (I Believe) Award
    Leticia Aguilar, Regional President, Retail Banking
    The TELACU Education Foundation

  • 2016 Corporate Diamond Award
    Justice, Unity, Generosity & Service Int’l Inc., Los Angeles Chapter

  • Women Worth Watching
    Marianne Bamonte, Manager, Global Trust Services
    Profiles in Diversity Journal

  • Corporate Partner of the Year
    Sylvia Castillo, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas
    National Latina Business Women Association, Los Angeles

  • 500 Most Influential People in Los Angeles
    Bita Ardalan, Director, Comm’l Banking, Middle Market
    Tim Wennes, Chief Retail Banking Officer and Head of Regional Bank
    Los Angeles Business Journal

  • Three of Twenty-Five Women to Watch
    Ranjana Clark, Managing Director and Head, Transaction Banking
    Wendy Breuder, Managing Director, HQA Global Relations-Chicago
    Bita Ardalan, Director, Comm’l Banking, Middle Market
    American Banker

  • One of Twenty-Five Most Powerful Women in Banking
    Ranjana Clark, Managing Director and Head, Transaction Banking
    American Banker

  • Top Walker
    Marianne Bamonte, Manager, Global Trust Services
    American Heart Association, Greater Bay Area

  • Mujeres Del Ano, Mujer Cambiando el Mundo
    Sylvia Castillo, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas
    Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Long Beach

  • Collaborator Award
    Richard Chacon, Director, Supplier Diversity
    Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council

  • Opportunity & Equity Maker
    Katerina Villanueva, Director, Community Outreach, Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas
    Centro Community Partners

  • One of Top 10 Latina Corporate Executives
    Judy Krueger, Managing Director, Greater Monterey, Retail Banking
    Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Long Beach
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2015

Awards & Distinctions Received in 2015

AWARDED TO MUFG UNION BANK

  • Distinguished Business Award
    National Black MBA Association, Los Angeles Chapter

  • 2014 Top National Heart Walk Team
    American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate

  • 2014 Service Award Winner, Business of the Year
    Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley

  • Distinguished Business Award
    Cypress College Foundation

  • U.S. President's Bronze Volunteer Service Award
    Junior Achievement USA

  • Honorable Mention, 2015 CSR Awards
    PR News

  • Corporate Engagement Award
    Japanese American Citizens League, Seattle Chapter

  • Business of the Year
    Chamber of Commerce, Selma, CA

  • Company of the Week - Partnerships with San Diego Co. NonProfits
    Financial Services Roundtable

  • Banking and Financial Institution of the Year
    Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce

  • Community Service Award
    The Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce, Seattle

  • Ranked #6 of Top 10 Regional Companies for Inclusive Practices
    DiversityInc

  • Ranked #3 in California Retail Banking Customer Satisfaction
    J.D. Power

  • Top Sponsor of Ventura County, CA 2015 Heart Walk
    American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate

  • Distinguished Business Award
    Orange County Human Relations Commission

  • 2nd Healthiest Company in San Diego Region for 2015
    San Diego Business Journal

  • Ranked #2 in 2015 Top 10 Best Companies for Employee Resource Groups
    The Elevate Employee Resource Group

  • Gold Achievement as a Fit Friendly Worksite
    American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate

  • Company of the Week - MUFG NYC Mayoral Community Service Award
    Financial Services Roundtable

  • 7th in Reputation of Top 10 Banks, Third Successive Year in Top 10 List
    American Banker Magazine

  • NYC Mayoral Service Recognition Award for Community Service
    New York City, NY, Mayor's Office

  • 2015 Global Corporate Responsibility Award
    Sister Cities International

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Award
    Financial Services Roundtable

  • Corporate Philanthropy Award, #19 of Top 75 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists
    San Francisco Business Times

  • Sustainable Excellence in Corporate Partnership Award
    American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate

  • Corporate Advocate of the Year Award
    California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

  • Financial Supporter of the Year Award
    Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing Inc

  • Local Hero Interfaith Shelter Network

  • Multicultural Excellence Award & 2015 African American Grand Prize
    17th Annual Multicultural Marketing and Diversity Conference

  • Employee Volunteer Program of the Year, Large Business
    VolunteerMatch

  • Company of the Week - MUFG's Global Volunteer Month
    Financial Services Roundtable


AWARDED TO EMPLOYEES OF MUFG UNION BANK

  • "Mrs. Clutch" Award
    Eleanor Murrell, formerly Branch Manager, La Costa Office
    Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad, CA

  • Outstanding Community Volunteer Award
    Jose Carlos, Branch Manager, Norwalk Office
    D’Adrianne Rystad, Branch Manager, Brea Office
    One OC

  • 2015 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business
    Annemieke VanDerWerff, Chief Human Resources Officer
    Ranjana Clark, Managing Director and Head, Transaction Banking
    Marian Bamonte, Manager, Global Trust Services Division, Transaction Banking
    San Francisco Business Times

  • 2015 S Hero Award
    Jessica Vielmas, Relationship Banker, Los Angeles Main Office
    LA City Councilman, Curren D. Price, 9th Council District, Los Angeles

  • Honor Bestowed
    Masa Tanaka, former MUFG Deputy President
    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

  • Top Woman in Business Award
    Susan Beat, Managing Director, Commercial Banking Treasury Services
    Orange County Business Journal

  • Executive Advocate of the Year Award
    Richard Chacon, Director, Supplier Diversity
    Latina Global Executive Leadership Program

  • One of Twenty-Five Women to Watch
    Wendy Breuder, Managing Director, HQA Global Relations-Chicago
    American Banker

  • 2015 Global 100 Most Influential Filipina Women, Builders Category
    Katerina Villanueva, Director, Community Outreach, Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas
    Filipina Women's Network

  • Extraordinary Girl Scout Leader
    Sumiko Katayama, Treasury Relationship Manager, Commercial Treasury Services
    Girl Scouts of Orange County
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2014

Awards and Distinctions Received in 2014

AWARDED TO UNION BANK

  • No. 6 of Top Ranked Healthiest Employers in Northern California Bay Area
    San Francisco Business Times

  • LEED Gold Certification
    For 350 California St., San Francisco Office Building
    Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

  • Corporate Partnership Award
    The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint

  • 26 Union Bank Retail Branches Receive 2013 EPA Energy Star Certifications
    Environmental Protection Agency

  • Business of the Year
    For 78,000 Volunteer Hours by Bank Employees in 2013
    Orange Cove Chamber of Commerce

  • Company of the Week
    Opening two student-run branches in Los Angeles
    Financial Services Roundtable

  • Funder Spotlight
    LISC – San Diego

  • Top Heart Walk Fundraising Team in the Country in 2013
    American Heart Association – Western States Affiliate

  • “Winners Circle” Ranking
    For Battle of the Buildings Competition
    Environmental Protection Agency

  • No. 4 of Top 10 Regional Companies for Diversity and Inclusion
    Fourth Consecutive Year in Top 10
    Diversity Inc.

  • No. 9 of 10 Best Places to Work in the Northern California Bay Area for Companies with 1,500 or More Employees
    Third Consecutive Year in Top 12
    San Francisco Business Times

  • 2014 William F. Noli Outstanding Service Award
    Fresno County Office of Education, Regional Occupational Program

  • 2014 Corporation of the Year
    Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce

  • One of the Top 10 Businesses in the Nation
    For Employee Resource Groups
    National ERG Summit

  • Civic Leadership Award
    Disabled Resources Center Inc.

  • No. 2 in Bank Reputation in Consumers’ Survey
    American Banker Magazine

  • Best Bank in San Benito County
    Hollister Free Lance

  • Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Award to MUFG
    B’nai B’rith International

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award
    Financial Services Roundtable

  • No. 19 of Top 75 Bay Area Corporate Givers in 2013
    San Francisco Business Times

  • Partner of the Month
    Community Housing Works

  • Corporation of the Year for Outstanding Growth
    Council For Supplier Diversity

  • 2014 Bank Enterprise Award
    U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

  • Company of the Week
    For Technical Resource and Assistance Center, Fresno
    Financial Services Roundtable

  • Angel of Peace Award
    Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles

  • Collaborator Award
    Accion San Diego

  • Best Bank – Readers Poll
    San Diego CityBeat

  • Ranked No. 35 of Top 50 Corporate Philanthropists
    In Silicon Valley
    Silicon Valley Business Journal

  • 2014 PRism Award
    The Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles Chapter

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Perfect Score
    Human Rights Campaign

  • Ranked No. 3 Among 16 Top SBA 504 Lenders
    San Diego Business Journal

  • 2014 Award of Excellence
    Carmel Chamber of Commerce

  • Gold Award for Mobile Applications – Education
    Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts

  • 2014 Corporate Partner of the Year
    Homeaid Inland Empire

  • Champion of Business Diversity
    Business MatchMaking

  • Company of the Week – MUFG
    Global Volunteer Month
    Financial Services Roundtable

  • Wellness Program Ranked No. 3
    San Diego Business Journal

  • Ranked No. 14 of Top 25 Corporate Philanthropists
    In Los Angeles County
    Los Angeles Business Journal

  • Ranked No. 14 of 25 Largest SBA Lenders
    In Orange County
    Orange County Business Journal

  • 2014 Gold Marcom Award for Excellence in Marketing
    Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals

  • 2014 Silver Davey International Award for Excellence in Cause Marketing
    Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts

  • AWARDED TO EMPLOYEES OF UNION BANK

  • Corporate Philanthropy Achievement Award
    Julius Robinson, Managing Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
    San Francisco Housing Development Corporation

  • 2014 Outstanding Outside Director of a Corporation
    Aida Alvarez, Director of Union Bank, N.A. Board of Directors
    The San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley Business Journal, and Ernst & Young

  • Champion Award
    Lydia Mendoza-Carmona, VP & Branch Manager, Arlington Branch
    Inland Empire Hispanic Leadership Council

  • Serving Seniors Award
    JR Raines, Foundation Officer, Union Bank Foundation
    Senior Community Centers of San Diego

  • 2014 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business
    Ranjana Clark, PMO & General Manager, Transaction Banking
    Elaine Genevro, Managing Director & Regional President, Northern California
    Annemieke VanDerWerff, PMO & General Manager, Human Resources
    San Francisco Business Times

  • 2014 Forever Influential Women in Bay Area Business
    Annette Billingsley, Managing Director, Community Development Finance
    Elaine Lindenmayer, SVP & Deputy General Counsel
    Mahla Shaghafi, SVP & Managing Director, Private Banking
    Aida Alvarez,former Union Bank Director
    San Francisco Business Times

  • Distinguished Alumni for 2014
    Tisa Jackson, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
    Emerson College

  • President’s Award
    Maureen Sinkiewicz, Vice President & Branch Manager, Ramona Branch
    Soroptimist International of Ramona

  • Humanitarian of the Year
    Julius Robinson, Managing Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
    Educating Young Minds

  • William G. Ralston Award
    Julius Robinson, Managing Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
    San Francisco Museum & Historical Society

  • Community Leadership Award
    Julius Robinson, Managing Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
    California Journal for Filipino Americans

  • Dream Maker
    Leticia Aguilar, Managing Director and Regional Vice President, Community Banking
    Los Angeles Trade – Technical College Foundation

  • Extraordinary Leader Award
    Julius Robinson, Managing Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
    National Action Network – Los Angeles Chapter

  • Robert Largomarsino Award
    George Leis, Managing Director, Private Banking
    California State University, Channel Islands

  • Millennium Award
    Rana Sampson, Vice President, Community Banking
    Friends of Balboa Park

  • Advocate of the Year
    Richard Chacon, Director, Supplier Diversity & Development
    Latin Business Association

  • 2015 Diversity Leader Award
    George Ramirez, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer
    Profiles in Diversity

  • Women to Watch, 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking
    Bita Ardlan, EVP, Corporate Banking, Western Markets
    Wendy Breuder, Managing Director, U.S. Corporate Banking
    The American Banker

  • Women Who Mean Business
    Shaun Henry, Managing Director, Community Banking
    San Diego Business Journal

  • Special Distinction Award of Achievement for
    Community Service
    Rana Sampson, Vice President, Community Banking
    San Diego Business Journal

  • Visionary Award
    Masashi Oka, Executive Chairman, MUFG Americas
    Japan Society of Northern California

  • Community Leader of the Year
    Leticia Aguilar, Managing Director and Regional Vice President, Community Banking
    Southern California Leadership Network

  • Charter Honoree, Hall of Fame
    Richard Chacon, Director, Supplier Diversity & Development
    Business Matchmaking

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