FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Paul C. Stowell, City National Bank, 702.952.4415
City National Appoints Joseph W. Brown to its Southern Nevada Advisory Board
LAS VEGAS, NV – City National Bank, Nevada’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, today announced that it has named longtime Nevadan and prominent attorney Joseph W. Brown, Of Counsel to the Kolesar & Leatham law firm, as a member of its Southern Nevada Advisory Board. Brown is a highly regarded and well-known attorney and leader of the southern Nevada business community.
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“We are excited to have Joe, a very distinguished and accomplished business leader, join our advisory board,” said Paul Stowell, Nevada regional executive for City National. “His insight and understanding of our community will be very beneficial to our board as well as the bank. Joe is highly regarded in his respective industry, and will help us increase our brand awareness and market share.”
Brown is AV® Preeminent TM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell’s Legal Directory. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top business and corporate lawyers in the five-state mountain region.
Brown has served on countless civic and charitable boards, has received two Presidential appointments, and been appointed by five separate Nevada governors to prestigious State agency boards such as the Nevada Gaming Commission, Athletic Commission, and Wildlife Commission. He has proudly served as Chairman of the Nevada Development Authority, the Nature Conservancy, the Nellis Support Team and the Nevada Military Support Alliance. Brown is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Brown holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Washington & Lee University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. He is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Nevada and the District of Columbia. In December 2012, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and in 2013 he was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by Washington and Lee University School of Law.
The bank has nine other prominent business professionals serving on its advisory board in southern Nevada. These individuals include: Peter Thomas, managing partner of the Thomas & Mack Company; Allen Kaercher, managing partner of Kaercher Insurance; Dr. Russ Schroeder, managing partner of Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants of Nevada; Brad Peterson, senior vice president of CB Richard Ellis; Fafie Moore, executive vice present of ERA Consolidated Brokers; Jerry Whitsett, principal of M.R. Whitsett, Inc.; Connie Brennan, Publisher & CEO of Nevada Business Magazine; Nancy Wong, principal of Arcata Associates and Broker-Salesperson of Coldwell Banker Premier Realty; and Mary Beth Sewald, president of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.
About City National
With $51.1 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 71 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $71.7 billion in client investment assets.
City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the United States and 33 other countries.
For more information about City National, visit the company’s website at cnb.com.