Diverse Markets Executive, MUFG Union Bank
Using Data to Drive Granting Decisions for More Strategic Impact
Frank Robinson is the Diverse Markets Executive and Community-Based Programs Manager for MUFG Union Bank. In this capacity, Robinson strategically advises the president of Union Bank and partners with Commercial, Business Banking, Small Business Administration, Affluent and High Net Worth lines of business to enable the most inclusive client engagement and diverse culture with a focus on key segments to include Black/African American, Latinx, Asian, Native Americans, LGBTQ, veterans, and women.
He is also in charge of Union Bank’s student run branch program, the financial education centers, and Corporate Social Responsibility’s special projects.
Robinson joined Union Bank as a customer sales and service representative in 1996. In 1998, he was a financial services officer and was promoted within two years to assistant vice president and branch manager of the El Centro and Brawley branches. He also served as a vice president and branch manager of the La Mesa office. While serving in these roles, Robinson was voted Branch Manager of the Year and his team was voted Branch of the Year.
In 2003, Robinson served as a vice president and segment manager of Business Diversity Lending for the bank, where he oversaw the bank’s Special Purpose Credit Program. Business Diversity Lending offers more flexible underwriting guidelines for women-, minority-, and veteran-owned businesses throughout California, Washington, and Oregon in order to increase access to business financing for these segments. In doing so, Union Bank was advancing an agenda — to be a financial institution that respects, celebrates, and supports diversity.
Robinson, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from California State University, San Bernardino. He is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Active in the community, Robinson volunteers and supports numerous events and causes across the country. He serves on the board of the Educating Young Minds and CDC Small Business Finance. He is the Western Province Chairman of the Kappa 100 for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is also a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc.