Community West Bancshares, the parent company of Community West Bank, has appointed Thomas Wetzel as chief risk officer and senior vice president, effective June 4.

Prior to joining Community West, Wetzel was employed at Rabobank for 10 years, most recently serving as deputy chief auditor and senior vice president. In this position, he directed and managed the audit program for the company's 92-branch network. He also created and implemented audit standards and risk-based audit schedules and processes.