Jason Pendergist joined the American Bankers Association (ABA) because he wanted to be a part of a professional organization that helps local bankers create opportunities for their communities. The ABA is an organized voice of all of the hometown bankers of the United States. These bankers represent banks—large and small—that combined employ over 2 million people in America and hold more than $15 trillion in assets. The association works to lobby lawmakers for law and regulations that are better tailored to a bank’s charter, business model, risk profile, and hometown markets. The ABA seeks to eliminate or replace clunky, inefficient bank regulation.
Jason Pendergist hopes to mold Luther Burbank Savings into a local force for residential and commercial real estate lending and build upon the bank’s reputation for exemplary customer service. He believes that, as the President – Consumer & Commercial Banking for Luther Burbank Savings, he can bring the era of customer service back to banking.