Milken Institute Summit - California 2012
Chairman and CEO, City National Bank
Russell Goldsmith is the chairman and CEO of City National Bank as well as president and CEO of parent company City National Corp. Since Goldsmith became CEO in 1995, City National's assets have increased more than 755 percent. From 2008 through 2011, Goldsmith was a member of the Federal Reserve Board's Federal Advisory Council. He chairs the Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America and the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy & Jobs. He previously chaired the Los Angeles Economy & Jobs Committee formed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Goldsmith sits on the board of Wynn Resorts and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he was chairman and CEO of Republic Pictures Corp., a global independent entertainment production and distribution company. He also was vice chairman of the San Diego Padres Baseball Club and served as COO and a director of Lorimar Inc. Goldsmith practiced law at Irell & Manella, and he later founded Sanders, Barnet & Goldsmith. Goldsmith is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.