Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Craig G. Blunden
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Craig G. Blunden has been associated with Provident Savings Bank since 1974, currently serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank and Provident, positions he has held since 1991 and 1996, respectively. He served as President of the Bank from 1991 until June 2011 and as President of Provident from its formation in 1996 until June 2011. Mr. Blunden also serves on the Board of Directors of the Western Bankers Association and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.
Donavon P. Ternes
President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Donavon P. Ternes joined the Bank and the Corporation as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on November 1, 2000 and was appointed Secretary of the Corporation and the Bank in April 2003. Effective January 1, 2008, Mr. Ternes was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, while continuing to serve as the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Bank and the Corporation. Effective June 27, 2011, the Board of Directors of the Bank and the Corporation promoted Mr. Ternes to serve as President of the Bank and the Corporation, while continuing to serve as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Ternes was the President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Mission Savings and Loan Association, located in Riverside, California, holding those positions for over 11 years.

Board of Directors

Craig G. Blunden
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Craig G. Blunden has been associated with Provident Savings Bank since 1974, currently serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank and Provident, positions he has held since 1991 and 1996, respectively. He served as President of the Bank from 1991 until June 2011 and as President of Provident from its formation in 1996 until June 2011. Mr. Blunden also serves on the Board of Directors of the Western Bankers Association and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.
Joseph P. Barr
Joseph P. Barr is a Certified Public Accountant in California and Ohio (inactive) and has been in public accounting for more than 45 years. He is a retired partner of the accounting firms of Ernst & Young and most recently Swenson Accountancy Corporation after 46 years in public accounting. He also serves or has served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, the World Affairs Council of the Inland Empire, the Riverside Art Museum, the Finance and Investment Committee of the Riverside Community Health Foundation and the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management Advisory Committee at the University of California at Riverside. Mr. Barr currently serves as Chairman of our Audit Committee and serves on our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. As a certified public accountant, Mr. Barr brings a wealth of financial and risk management expertise to the Board and he possesses practical business experience from his many years of advising clients on business opportunities and best practices.

Bruce W. Bennett
Bruce W. Bennett provides consulting services to the healthcare industry primarily related to quality assurance, risk management, marketing and business development. Previously, he was the President and owner of Community Care and Rehabilitation Center, a skilled nursing facility, with which he had been associated since 1973, until he sold the company in 2010. He currently serves on the National Down Syndrome Congress, previously served on the Board of Directors of Riverside Community Hospital, and is Chairman Emeritus of Riverside Community Health Foundation. Mr. Bennett currently serves on our Personnel/Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Bennett brings entrepreneurial knowledge and business management experience to the Board through his experience owning and operating a business in the highly regulated health care industry.
Debbi H. Guthrie
Debbi H. Guthrie recently retired from her position as Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of Raincross Hospitality Corporation, a company contracted by the City of Riverside to manage and operate the Riverside Convention Center, Riverside Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Riverside Sports Commission. Prior to her position there, she was the President/Chief Financial Officer and Responsible Managing Officer of Roy O. Huffman Roof Company with which she was associated from 1971 until she sold the company in 2004. Ms. Guthrie is active in leadership positions in multiple community organizations. Ms. Guthrie serves on our Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. As an effective community leader, successful business owner and highly efficient manager, Ms. Guthrie has a broad range of experience that has resulted in her unique knowledge of the financial needs of businesses and homeowners in the markets and communities we serve.
Judy A. Carpenter
Judy A. Carpenter is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Riverside Medical Clinic, the largest physician-owned multi-specialty medical group in the Inland Empire. Riverside Medical Clinic is comprised of approximately 180 physicians and 750 employees, with seven clinics and an outpatient surgery center. Ms. Carpenter is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University - Pomona in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Carpenter has over 30 years of healthcare industry experience, beginning her career in public accounting and joining Riverside Medical Clinic in 1988. Active in the community, she is a member of the Monday Morning Group and the Raincross Group. In addition, she is Past Chairman for the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce. She currently serves on the boards for the Janet Goeske Senior Center and Foundation, Riverside University Health Foundation, and Riverside Community Health Foundation. Ms. Carpenter currently serves on our Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Carpenter is uniquely qualified to serve on our Board of Directors with extensive business knowledge, financial expertise and unparalleled familiarity with our local markets and communities.
Roy H. Taylor
Lead Director
Roy H. Taylor recently retired from his positions as President, West Region, Hub International Limited, and the Chief Executive Officer of Hub International of California, Inc. (AHub International@), with which he had been associated since 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Taylor was President of Talbot Agency, Inc., an insurance brokerage firm, with which he had been associated since 1972 and which was acquired by Hub International in 2004. Mr. Taylor currently serves as Chairman of our Personnel/Compensation Committee and serves on our Long Range Planning Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Taylor brings extensive knowledge of the financial services industry with a specialty in insurance and particular knowledge regarding strategic planning, risk management and mergers and acquisitions.
William E. Thomas
William E. Thomas is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The KPC Group (and its affiliates), which own and/or manage a diversified portfolio of hospitals, medical groups and healthcare management companies in Southern California. Prior to joining The KPC Group in 1998, Mr. Thomas was the founding and managing partner of a private law firm in Riverside, California. He currently serves as Chairman of our Long Range Planning Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and serves on our Personnel/Compensation Committee. As a practicing attorney Mr. Thomas has advised boards of directors on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory matters, providing the Board with a unique understanding of a broad range of legal and regulatory responsibilities.