San Diego Private Bank announced that Thomas Wornham will become president and chief executive officer effective May 1, 2015.

Wornham is replacing Maria Kunac who is currently CEO and president. According to the bank, Kunac will work with Wornham through the transition and continue as a board member and consultant to the bank

“Tom Wornham has built banking organizations through organic growth and acquisition integration during his exemplary career at Wells Fargo, which spanned three decades,” said Selwyn Isakow, chairman of the Board of San Diego Private Bank. “Tom’s reputation and ability to build quality teams and coalitions to achieve consistently outstanding results has been displayed in banking as well as numerous civic and political organizations. As we continue to broaden our client base by expanding services in San Diego and Orange County, Tom’s skills, relationships and industry knowledge will lead us in our quest to become the prestige southern California community concierge bank.”

Wornham has been active in local government and spent decades commuting to Sacramento and Washington, D.C., conducting government relations for both the private and public sector. Most recently, he serves as Chairman Emeritus of the San Diego County Water Authority.

“We appreciate and thank Maria for all she has done for the bank since its opening,” Isakow said. “Her leadership has played a pivotal role in creating the third largest independent bank in San Diego…”

According to San Diego Private Bank, it had $424 million in total assets at December 31, 2014.