Gold Bullion International has named Sallie Krawcheck as a member of its advisory board. Krawcheck is past president of Bank of America Corp.'s Global Wealth Management group where she was in charge of overseeing $2.2 trillion in total client balances. Before joining BofA, she was chief executive officer and chairman of Citi Global Wealth Management. Krawcheck has also been named to the Forbes "World's 100 Most Powerful Women" list six times, and Fortune's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" five times.

Bank of the West has created a residential real estate financing team dedicated to serving the personal lending needs of its affluent and high-net-worth clients. The team comprises professionals from all aspects of mortgage banking, including private mortgage bankers, product development professionals, underwriting professionals and a loan processing staff.

-Kathy Lynch