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Board of Directors

Alan L. Sparks, Chairman

Alan is Owner and President of Gemma Companies, LLC, providing specialized business and professional management services. 

Camala C. Bailey

Cammi is the Founder and President of Camala C. Bailey, CPA, PC, a Certified Public Accounting firm in Tempe, Arizona specializing in strategic planning and business coaching.

Christian C.M. Beams

Chris is a shareholder in the law firm of Fredenberg Beams, and is frequently published in The Arizona Banker, the official publication of the Arizona Bankers Association. 

Chad E. Cline

Chad is CFO at Symmetry Software, which provides leading edge and regulatory compliant payroll-related software products.

Bette F. DeGraw

Bette F. DeGraw, Ph. D. is President of a small consulting firm and Dean Emerita of the College of Extended Education at Arizona State University.

Regina L.R. Edwards

Regina L.R. Edwards, Ph.D. is the Director of Development for the Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix.

Judy A. Lynn

Judy currently serves as the Managing Member of 831 Investors, LLC, a property management corporation. 

Scarlett Spring

Scarlett is President of VisonGate, a biomedical company pioneering early detection diagnostics specifically focused on lung cancer. She has a vast array of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors.

Ralph Tapscott

Ralph is President and CEO of Republic Bank of Arizona. He has over twenty-five years of banking experience spanning Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas and is a former chairman of the Arizona Bankers Association.

Executive Management

Ralph Tapscott

President and Chief Executive Officer

(602) 280-9403 | rtapscott@republicaz.com

Amy Lou Blunt

Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

(602) 280-9402 | ablunt@republicaz.com

Brian Ruisinger

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(602) 280-9404 | bruisinger@republicaz.com

Bank Officers

Greg Barrett

Vice President, Commercial Banker

Emily Chedister

Vice President, Loan Operations Manager

Todd Grady

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Carlos Molina

Vice President, Commercial Banker

Angela Whitney

Vice President, Compliance Officer

Alicia Aljuwani

Assistant Vice President, Controller

Nicole Bribiescas

Assistant Vice President

Cathy Mireles

Assistant Vice President, Teller Supervisor

Nathaniel Spatz

Assistant Vice President, Commercial Underwriter

Made in Arizona

Call us biased, but we believe locally-owned businesses work better. Because when you live next door to your customers, you try harder.

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