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Pacific Premier Directors Named WomenInc.’s 2019 Most Influential Corporate Directors


Pacific Premier Bank, announced today that Barbara S. Polsky, Jaynie Miller Studenmund and Cora M. Tellez will each be recognized as one of WomenInc.’s 2019 Most Influential Corporate Directors. They will be recognized and featured in the winter edition of WomenInc. Magazine.

Barbara S. Polsky has been a director of the Company and the Bank since May 2019. Ms. Polsky is a partner at the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. She has extensive experience representing numerous companies and financial institutions in a broad range of lending and securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, governance, regulatory and compliance matters.

Jaynie Miller Studenmund has been a director of the Company and the Bank since May 2019. Ms. Studenmund also currently serves on the boards of CoreLogic, ExlService Holdings, Inc. and select funds for Western Asset Management. Prior to her board service, Ms. Studenmund served as a top line executive for multiple digital and financial services companies, including the COO for Overture Services, a pioneer in SEM (search engine marketing), and the EVP for Retail for First Interstate of California.

Cora M. Tellez has been a director of the Company and the Bank since October 2015. Ms. Tellez serves as the founder and CEO of Sterling Health Services Administration, which provides account-based services (HSA, FSA, HRA and Cobra) linked to health benefits. Ms. Tellez has 25 years of management experience in health care finance and delivery. She also serves as Lead Independent Director of Health Management Systems (Nasdaq: HMSY) and Chair of the Hawaii Community Health Alliance, a nonprofit organization providing medical network services to working families in Hawaii.

“We are excited to congratulate Barbara, Jaynie and Cora for being recognized as outstanding contributors to our board,” said Steven R. Gardner, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. “Each of these women deserve the recognition for their individual achievements and the excellence that has characterized their professional careers.”

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