Steve Bernstein

Board of Directors - Chair Emeritus

Senior Vice President, San Diego Region Manager
PNC Bank

Steve Bernstein is a Senior Vice President of PNC’s Retail and Small Business Bank in San Diego, California. Bernstein is responsible for more than 75 Retail and Small Business Banking team members including 15 Branch Banking managers across his region of San Diego and Riverside  Counties. Bernstein, a 26-year industry veteran in San Diego, was appointed to his current position in 2022. As a Region Leader, he currently is overseeing 15 Financial Banking Centers delivering full-service banking solutions.

As a Region leader in serving both consumer and small business customers, PNC offers an industry-leading banking service platform which includes full banking services, including deposit, savings, investments, credit and treasury management solutions, as well as specialized expertise across industries.

Prior to joining PNC, Steve was the region division leader responsible for Commercial Banking in the Southern California and Nevada Region, one of the largest and most successful full-service Commercial Banking businesses in the industry. While there, he managed more than 20 Commercial Banking offices, 40 Commercial Banking leaders and 350+ team members in the Inland Empire, San Diego, Palm Desert, Irvine and the Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara areas of California as well as the state of Nevada.

As an active member in the community, Steve is currently the emeritus board member of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and is also serving on the Board of Directors for Sharp Hospital Chula Vista. During his career, Steve has dedicated his time, energy and effort to deliver meaningful impact to the San Diego Community, by serving as the Board Chairman of the College of Professional Studies at National University and the School of Management at San Diego State University.  Additionally, he served as a board member for the San Diego Region Chamber of Commerce, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, the Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties and The United Way of San Diego.

Steve is a proud graduate of San Diego State University as well as Pacific Coast Banking School.