BofA Executive Joins USD School of Business Administration Board of Advisors

Kate Collier, senior vice president and market executive for both the San Diego Middle Market and Business Banking Offices at Bank of America, has joined the University of San Diego School of Business Administration’s Board of Advisors.

The SBA’s board, chaired  by Tres Conrique, president and CEO of Rancho Santa Fe Technology, Inc., provides strategic guidance and insight to the school’s dean, as well as contributing expertise to the school’s academic and fund-raising efforts.

Collier, who oversees lending, treasury, international and investment banking activities, also serves on the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and the University of California Irvine Chief Executive Roundtable.

“We’re very pleased that Kate has joined our board,” said David Pyke, dean of USD’s School of Business Administration. “She brings great expertise and experience, as well as a long record of service to nonprofit and economic development organizations.

Prior to coming to southern California in 2006, Collier was the Statewide Market Executive for Business Banking in Tennessee. She holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Valparaiso University outside of Chicago. Collier and her husband have three children and live in Rancho Santa Fe.

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