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Meet the Board

Board Treasurer: Bob Koester

I grew up in Rutherford, NJ.  While at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia I became a busy free-lance musician including playing and recording with the Philadelphia Orchestra, two opera companies, a ballet company, several Broadway shows and numerous recording sessions.  We moved to Las Vegas where I was in the house bands at the Desert Inn, Tropicana and Union Plaza Hotels.

Leaving music for commercial banking I became a commercial lender specializing in companies experiencing financial stress.  In all I’ve worked with over 3 billion dollars of loans in difficult financial condition.  That has left me sensitive to the importance of a business having good, accurate financial information.  I plan to use that sensitivity to help Benilde Hall in its very important mission.