RBB Bancorp announced that Lynn M. Hopkins has been appointed as interim executive vice president of Royal Business Bank and RBB Bancorp, effective December 7, 2023. Hopkins, who has over 30 years of financial services industry experience, has served as chief financial officer at various financial institutions. She has expertise in banking risk management, corporate governance and operations, strategic planning and forecasting, liquidity, treasury and asset liability risk management, mergers and acquisitions, integration and conversion activities and technical accounting.

Hopkins previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Banc of California Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company. Hopkins also held chief financial officer roles at First Choice Bancorp and Commercial Bank of California and various executive finance and corporate leadership roles at PacWest Bancorp, California Community Bancshares and Western Bancorp. Alex Ko informed the board that he is voluntarily resigning from his position as CFO due to personal reasons.

He will be available as a consultant to assist in the transition to the new Interim CFO.