Local Football Champ Has Skillfully Tackled World of Banking

Chris Myers, a La Cañada Flintridge native and graduate of LCHS, serves as CEO/president of Citizens Business Bank, which was ranked this year by Forbes as the No. 1 bank in California.
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Chris Myers, a La Cañada Flintridge native and graduate of LCHS, serves as CEO/president of Citizens Business Bank, which was ranked this year by Forbes as the No. 1 bank in California.

Those who knew Citizens Business Bank CEO/President Chris Myers growing up here might remember him as the smart, strapping young All-CIF cornerback who helped guide La Cañada High School to a 1979 CIF football championship, the only Spartan team ever to earn that crowning achievement.
And although Myers, 57, has achieved a lot since then, including playing football for Harvard and thriving for more than 35 years in the banking industry — including more than 13 years as CEO and president of Citizens Business Bank, which Forbes named No. 1 in California in 2019 — he still recalls his senior season in high school football as one of his proudest times.
“I still consider that as one of my greatest accomplishments ever, being a part of that team,” said Myers, who frequently visits La Cañada Flintridge to see former classmates and lifelong friends, as well as check on some of the local businesses his bank has financed over the years. Continue reading “Local Football Champ Has Skillfully Tackled World of Banking”