Mr. Kassel is a resident of La Jolla, California. He is the President of Jeval Asset Management based in San Diego. Mr. Kassel has more than 28 years of banking and bank directorship experience. He was a director of Bank of Southern California in San Diego from 1988 to 1994 he also served as the bank’s Chairman of the Board from 1994 to 1996. Following the merger of Bank of Southern California with First National Bank, San Diego, he served as the Director of First National Bank from 1996 until the sale of the bank in 2002. He served as the Chairman of the Board of the bank from 2000 to 2002 and as the bank’s Chief Investment Officer from 1998 to 2000. Following the acquisition of First National Bank by First Community Bancorp, Mr. Kassel served as a director of First Community Bancorp for less than a year (2003-2004). Mr. Kassel has served as a member of the board of the Burnham Cancer Research. He was a member of the investment committee of the Jewish Community Foundation in San Diego from 2000 to 2002 and the treasurer and board member for Beth El in San Diego from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Kassel obtained his B.S. in Management/Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1974.