Keith Drake is senior director, commercial banking, for Torrey Pines Bank, where he leads the downtown Los Angeles market sales and operations team. Clients include real estate and construction companies, accounting and insurance firms, manufacturing and distribution businesses, educational institutions, retailers, law firms and nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Drake joined Torrey Pines Bank in 2017 and has more than 30 years of banking industry experience. Throughout his career, he has won numerous performance awards such as placing in the top 10 percent nationwide for generating new business.
Mr. Drake also has earned numerous awards for his community involvement. In 2017, he received the Lincoln Award for Ethical Leadership from Claremont Lincoln University. Recently he became a Board Co-Chair for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles. He is a Board Member for the California Council on Economic Education, Claremont Lincoln University, and Affordable Living for the Aging. Additionally, Mr. Drake chairs the compensation committee for the Los Angeles Urban League and is on the Corporate Advisory Board for the Brotherhood Crusade. Mr. Drake is also past chairman of the Los Angeles Greater African-American Chamber of Commerce Foundation, past board member for Challenger Boys & Girls Club and past advisor to Vermont Village Community Development Corporation.
Torrey Pines Bank
Torrey Pines Bank, the Southern California division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, delivers relationship banking that puts clients at the center of everything. Founded in 2003, Torrey Pines Bank offers a full spectrum of tailored commercial banking solutions delivered with outstanding service. With offices throughout San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County, Torrey Pines Bank is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $70 billion in assets. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director. As a regional bank with significant national capabilities, Torrey Pines Bank delivers the reach, resources and local market expertise that make a difference for customers.