Before becoming Vice President, Credit Products Officer at Bank of the West, Gilda Pettit spent 10 years at Wells Fargo Bank as VP/Relationship Manager. Today, she possesses more than 35 years of experience in the Commercial Lending (asset based lending) industry and she is doubly effective in the world of business as a powerful bilingual Latina.
Ms. Pettit is a native of Guatemala, who at the age of 13 relocated to Los Angeles. After raising two daughters, Gilda returned to college to pursue her BA and continued her studies towards an MBA.
Gilda works towards giving back to her community. As Vice Chair of the Hispanic Team Resources Group at Bank of the West, she empowers those in the community with educational and hands-on activities that make a long-term difference in the lives of everyone she touches.
In addition, Gilda is an avid golfer who through her participation with Latina Golfers Association (LGA), mentors the Girls Golf Team at Roosevelt High School in an effort to inspire and guide young Latinas.
The part that we selfishly appreciate the most; Gilda is an active and invaluable new Board Member at NLBWA-LA.
For your vision, dedication, mentoring, hard work and active participant in the Latino community, thank you.