A Conversation With Paula Bahamon

How long have you been volunteering in the community?

I have been volunteering in the community for 10 years.

How long have you been volunteering for The Valley Economic Alliance?

I have been volunteering for The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) for 2 years.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am Vice President and Small Business Banker in the San Fernando Valley/Greater Los Angeles area, providing assistance to local branches of Bank of America as a commercial lender. I am responsible for providing access to capital for a wide range of business owners, acquisition of new depository accounts, forging strong relationships with internal and external business partners, retention of affluent business clients, and providing crucial support that builds and increase customer loyalty. I have more than 20 years of experience encompassing business development, project management, international sales, analyzing market research, and comprehensive technical and entrepreneurial consulting.

I joined the Small Business Banking Division for Greater Los Angeles at its inception in 2010, working to integrate the diverse services offered by all of the financial institution partners, under one roof.  I have a wealth of teaching and coaching skills and facilitating knowledge to my associates about the Small Business Banking Value Proposition. I strive to enhance the banking experience for my Small Business customers.

I hold a Master of Business Administration in Management from the University of La Verne. I also completed training at the Investment Banking Institute in Los Angeles.

For more information visit my LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/paula-bahamon-761b741

What is one of your Passion Projects that you are working on?

My passion project is to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams by coaching them, assisting them in identifying their potential and have access to resources.

Why do you continue to be a member of The Valley Economic Alliance?

I became a member of TVEA to learn about my local community. TVEA provides a platform for networking, learning, and connecting with influential decision makers.