Mission Valley Bank Paula Bahamon is vice president - community development officer at Mission Valley Bank in Sun Valley. She has extensive commercial banking experience, specializing in small business, business development, and client relationship management. Active in the community, she serves on the board of MEND (Meeting Each Need with Dignity); the advisory board for the School of Management at Woodbury University; the board of the Valley Industry Association Education Foundation, and as a committee member of the Outreach Program of the Boy and Girl Scouts. The Business Journal named her Banker of the Year at the 2018 Trusted Advisors event, and in 2019 she was named a Rising Star at the Business Journal’s Women’s Council. ALMA MATER: University of La Verne. BEST ADVICE: We have two ears and one mouth. Use them proportionally. FAVORITE BOOK: “The Four Agreements” by Miguel Ruiz. BUCKET LIST: To become the best version of myself.