Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Clinton Chew has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Mechanics Bank since 2005, managing its key financial risk areas. Mr. Chew also is a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee, and CFO for the Bank’s Community Development Corporation.
Before joining Mechanics Bank Mr. Chew served 16 years as Chief Financial Officer for Stockton-based Union Safe Deposit Bank, a $1 billion dollar full service community bank. From 1983 through 1989, he was CFO with Alex Brown Financial Group in Sacramento.. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant, serving with Arthur Andersen & Co. in its San Francisco Office, specializing in financial services clients, including brokerages, banks and leasing companies.
Mr. Chew is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his CPA in 1981. He belongs to conference groups for the Pacific Coast Bankers Bank, the Federal Home Loan Bank and the Darling Consulting Group.
A Walnut Creek resident, Mr. Chew is a director for the Walnut Creek Sunny Hills Swim Club, a proprietary member at the Mira Vista Golf and Country Club in El Cerrito and an active member of the Richmond Country Club.