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September 04 2013

Bank of the West’s Dian Quinn Joins Operation HOPE Northwestern Board


Head of Community Affairs Dian Quinn joins financial dignity nonprofit’s board of directors

Oakland, CA – September 5, 2013 – Operation HOPE (HOPE) announced today that Dian Quinn, head of community affairs at Bank of the West, has joined the organization’s mission to empower the underserved by becoming the one of four new board appointments for the Northwestern board of directors. 

In her two-year role as a “Silver Rights” ambassador for the Los Angeles-based financial dignity nonprofit, Quinn will help advance economic literacy initiatives and support financial inclusion throughout the region. 

Dian Quinn manages the community affairs department for Bank of the West and is responsible for the bank’s philanthropic and employee engagement activities across its 19-state footprint, including contributing to the Bank’s support of the Community Reinvestment Act. 

Among her numerous community affiliations, Quinn serves on the Banking on Our Future Advisory Committee for Operation HOPE and on the Performance Outcomes Committee at JVS. She is a former board member of Rebuilding Together San Francisco. Quinn received both an undergraduate degree and MBA from Boston University.  

Founded in 1874, San Francisco-based Bank of the West, member FDIC and equal housing lender, offers a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 600 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 200,000 employees. 

Comprised of some of the nation’s most powerful executives, decision-makers, bankers and economists, the HOPE Board is made up of seven regional boards, a national board and global advisory board. A complete 2013 list of HOPE’s Boards may be viewed at