by Rick Griffin
Neighborhood National Bank, with three San Diego locations, including a branch in Rancho San Diego at 2987 Jamacha Road in El Cajon, has announced the appointment of Dan Yates as president/CEO. With a 34-year career in community banking, Yates is best known as the founder and former CEO of Regents Bank. Under Yates’ leadership, Regents Bank grew to be the fifth largest locally headquartered bank in San Diego County before it was acquired and subsequently merged with Los Angeles-based Grandpoint Bank. Yates, 53, replaces both Robert McGill, Neighborhood National Bank’s founding CEO, and Barbara Hosaka, the bank’s president. Hosaka retired on Dec. 31. McGill, who founded Neighborhood National Bank in September 1997, has transitioned from CEO to chairman of the board, effective Jan. 1.