Denise Sanford is Vice President and Community Banking Manager for Community West Bank.
In Denise’s position, she is responsible for the management and growth of the Santa Barbara Branch location. Denise is a longtime Santa Barbara based banker with deep customer and community relationships providing unparalleled customer experience. She actively promotes and advances the banks’ brand and participates in numerous community events.
As an entrepreneur, Denise helped start and build a local community bank which was merged and eventually bought by a larger institution.
Denise has been very active in the community over a period of 37 years. She currently serves on the following boards as an active member; Central Coast Heart & Stroke Association, American Cancer Society, Courthouse Legacy Foundation, Santa Barbara Police Foundation and Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara where she served as La Presidenta for the 2018 Fiesta. Denise has been instrumental in the fundraising activities and awareness for the organizations she serves.
Denise has been with the American Cancer Society Executive Leadership team for the past 5 years with 2019 being the 4th year she has chaired the annual event. Denise’s why is for the friends she has lost, for the friends who are fighting, the friends who have survived, for her children and their children and to see a world where more birthdays are celebrated. For all of us to see a world where the work we are doing today makes an impact for the future.