Deanna Blaise was appointed as senior vice president and director of retail energy for Rabobank N.A. Blaise will continue to develop and implement the vision and strategy for the bank’s California retail banking network.

Blaise was previously a retail division manager for the bank’s south division, in charge of overseeing 36 retail branch offices. Before joining Rabobank, Blaise spent 13 years as a marketing director for a regional CPA firm. At CSUB, she studied business administration and marketing and completed a corporate leadership program at IESE Business School in Spain.

In addition to being a senior vice president and director of retail energy, Blaise is a current member and former president of the Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference, Bakersfield North Rotary and Youth Connection Inc.