First Foundation Bank appointed Aric Graham senior vice president and corporate banking director.

In his new role, Graham will be responsible for building and leading First Foundation Bank’s corporate banking platform across all regions of the bank. He will assemble and guide a team of corporate bankers to serve business clients while managing the bank’s credit quality.

“We are excited to welcome Aric to First Foundation Bank,” Michael Berry, senior vice president and director of commercial banking for First Foundation Bank, said. “Aric brings with him years of experience in corporate and commercial banking as well as a great understanding of the Las Vegas region.”

Graham joined First Foundation Bank with more than 15 years of banking experience. In his most recent role, he was the corporate banking manager responsible for opening Umpqua Bank’s de novo corporate banking office in Las Vegas. Prior to running the Las Vegas corporate banking office for Umpqua, Graham served in a variety of roles focused on commercial banking at U.S. Bank and First National Bank of Valparaiso in Indiana.

Graham will be based out of First Foundation Bank’s Las Vegas office and will build a team in the region. He will be joined by Joe Kucik, who was recently appointed senior vice president and corporate banker and who will help grow commercial loans and deposits in the region.