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For Immediate Release

Tom Taggart
(415) 765-2249

Joanne Curran
(213) 236-5017

SAN FRANCISCO - July 13, 2011 - Executive Vice President Mary Allis Curran, who heads The Private Bank at Union Bank, N.A., has been selected chair-elect for 2011-2012 for the California Bankers Association. Curran previously served as treasurer for the state’s largest banking trade association, and will assume the position as CBA chair for the 2012-2013 board.

"For years Mary has been a valued member of the CBA serving on our volunteer board in several capacities, and as an active participant in many of the association’s programs," said Rodney K. Brown, president and chief executive officer of CBA. "She is a respected executive within the California banking industry and we look forward to her continued leadership role within the association this year and next."

Curran joined Union Bank in 1989 as a vice president and business banking team leader. She later served as market president of commercial banking for San Diego and Orange counties before assuming her current position overseeing private banking, wealth planning, and trust and estate services for high net-worth individuals, non-profits, foundations, endowments and select professional service firms. Curran is based in San Diego and Los Angeles.

"I’m honored to serve as the chair-elect for the CBA at a time when the industry is undergoing a transformation to better serve consumers and businesses as we work to grow our state’s economy and continue its recovery," said Curran.

About the CBA
Established 120 years ago, the California Bankers Association (CBA) is one of the largest state banking trade associations in the country. CBA leads the way in developing relevant educational and legislative solutions to some of California’s more pressing financial and banking issues, including adult financial empowerment, identity theft, financial privacy and financial elder abuse. CBA’s membership includes nearly 200 of California’s commercial, industrial and community banks and savings associations. For more information, visit

About UnionBanCal Corporation & Union Bank, N.A.

Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $80.6 billion at March 31, 2011. Its primary subsidiary, Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service commercial bank providing an array of financial services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, and major corporations. The bank operated 401 banking offices in California, Washington, Oregon and Texas, as well as two international offices, on March 31, 2011. UnionBanCal Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG, NYSE:MTU), one of the world’s largest financial organizations. Visit for more information.