Mary Phelan Yoel is Senior Vice President / Team Manager at City National Bank's Entertainment Division overseeing a group of 30 banking industry professionals. City National Bank (CNB) has more than $21 billion in assets and provides banking and wealth management services through 80 offices throughout California, Nevada, and New York City.
Ms. Yoel has more than 25 years of entertainment banking experience and has been with City National Bank since 1987. CNB's Entertainment Division specializes in meeting the banking and investment needs of the entertainment industry with over 150 bankers located in Beverly Hills and Manhattan.
Ms. Yoel has appeared frequently as a guest speaker on the subject of film financing, having spoken at the Sundance Producers Conference; AFMA events; the Seattle International Film Festival; the North Carolina Film Commission; the Latino Entertainment Media Institute; and more. She also has delivered speeches at some of the nation's leading universities, including UCLA and Columbia.
Ms. Yoel has served as Treasurer on the board of Women in Film Foundation and as president of the non-profit Financial and Administrative Management Executives in Entertainment (FAME).