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Please Join Me in Welcoming IBank’s New Deputy Director of Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer


I am pleased to announce IBank has hired Jeffrey Ingles as the Deputy Director of 
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Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer.  Jeffrey has almost 20 years of State Service, 10 years of which are in Auditing and Compliance and will be responsible for the compliance of all IBank programs, including the Small Business Finance Center. He came to IBank from the Department of Water Resources where he was the Chief Auditor.


In his role as Chief Compliance Officer, Jeffrey’s main duty at IBank is to analyze compliance of all IBank programs with law, regulations, guidelines and directives and requirements and to evaluate the programs’ designs, policies and procedures. He also will be conducting compliance examinations and reviews of all IBank programs.  


Jeffrey is excited about helping IBank continue to serve Californians.  “I was 

attracted to the position because IBank is at the forefront of helping small businesses and public agencies reach their financial goals,” said Jeffrey.  “I like to be helpful and responsive to our stakeholders and customers, and work to improve business processes, mitigate risks and improve governance as I will be doing at IBank.” Jeffrey is also looking forward to developing relationships with IBank’s Financial Development Corporation partners. “I feel I’m a good listener and problem solver.  I look forward to collaboratively resolving any concerns and issues that may arise,” Jeffrey added. 


In his private life, Jeffrey also enjoys helping people. He is a Parent Ambassador at California State University, Sacramento where his two children attend college. In addition, Jeffrey volunteers to work in the special needs children's program at his church. For fun, Jeffrey and his wife’s favorite vacation destination is Hawaii.


Jeffrey has a Master of Business Administration degree from National University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Sacramento.


I am thrilled and honored to welcome Jeffrey and hope you’ll join me in making him feel at home in his new position at IBank! 

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Very truly yours,


Teveia Barnes

IBank Executive Director

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Founded in 2014, Green Commuter's mission is to help alleviate traffic, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and decrease the cost of commuting and mobility. With that goal in mind, Green Commuter developed an innovative software that manages a fleet of 100% zero-emission vehicles to provide a combined service of vanpool, public car sharing and employer fleet replacement.


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