Pacific Premier Bancorp, the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank, promoted Sherri V. Scott to senior executive vice president and director of environmental, social and governance (ESG) and corporate responsibility. Scott joined Pacific Premier in 2013 and previously served as executive vice president and head of fair and responsible banking. She has more than 25 years of leadership and managerial experience within financial institutions.

As director of ESG and corporate responsibility, Scott will coordinate the development and execution of strategic initiatives supporting Pacific Premier’s focus on ESG issues. Scott will engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including Pacific Premier’s board of directors, clients, consumer advocates and community leaders, to help inform and shape Pacific Premier’s ESG programs.

“Sherri has been instrumental in shaping our ESG program,” Steve Gardner, chairman, president and CEO of Pacific Premier Bancorp, said. “Her experience and insights help inform our strategic approach to various aspects of our operations and initiatives. Sherri played a key role in leading Pacific Premier to an ‘outstanding’ CRA rating at our most recent exam and has been responsible for overseeing our community support efforts and employee volunteer activities, particularly those that involve underserved communities in the markets we serve.”