HAGÅTÑA (BoG) — The Board of Directors and Management of Bank of Guam announced that Francisco M. Atalig, Joseph P. Bradley and Ernest P. Villaverde will retire from Bank of Guam effective December 31, 2021. Atalig is also retiring from BankGuam Holding Company with the same effective date. .
Francisco “Frank” Atalig, Executive Vice President/CFO, has worked in finance and banking for 50 years. Joining Bank of Guam nearly 30 years ago after more than 20 years with Citibank, Frank has held various positions at Bank of Guam as well as BankGuam Holding Company.
“Frank has provided invaluable advice and wisdom over his 30 years with the organization. I will always appreciate his mentorship, first as a young loan officer, branch manager, and later as a colleague. With us for more than half of the life of Bank of Guam, Frank has served with us through our most difficult times and also contributed to our major accomplishments. We are honored to have known Frank as an active member of management, but more importantly as a valued friend,” noted Joaquin PLG Cook, President and CEO of Bank of Guam.
Joseph “Joe” Bradley, Senior Vice President/Chief Economist, is an economist by profession and has worked with Bank of Guam in various capacities since 1992. He was previously Chief Economist for the Government of Guam and served for 10 years on the board of directors. Directors of the Pacific Islands Development Bank.
“Simply put, there is no other Joe Bradley in Guam and our region. We and many regional businesses rely heavily on Joe’s analysis, expertise and regional knowledge to plan our strategies and our budgets for nearly 30 years. “JB,” as he is known throughout the Bank of Guam, has been a source of history and perspective throughout the development of our island and region, anchoring economic forums much anticipated by the Bank of Guam for more than 10 years. Each of us appreciated JB’s insights and his candor, and we share the community’s appreciation for Joe. He will be dearly missed by his many friends here at the bank. “said Cook.
Ernest “Ernie” Villaverde, Senior Vice President/Chief Technology Officer, has worked with Bank of Guam primarily in its technology sector since 2003. Previously, Villaverde held positions with the Guam Power Authority and Sprint before joining the bank. . Villaverde oversaw the growth and development of Bank of Guam, initiating numerous transition and transformation projects for the organization’s digital strategy.
“We have seen remarkable progress since 2003 under the leadership of Ernie Villaverde. The organization’s focus on successfully planning and executing our digital strategy has been under Ernie’s guidance and guidance, and for that and more, we are immensely grateful. Working with Ernie, I learned a lot and, more importantly, learned how to question better. I will miss his professionalism and guidance,” Cook said.
Cook continued, “All three senior executives have been instrumental in bringing Bank of Guam to where it is today. They identified and recruited critical talent, freely shared their wisdom and experience, and became valued mentors and friends. They commanded and earned the respect of us at the bank, as well as the community. As pillars of our region, their loss will be felt by all of us.