The chief credit officer at Hanmi Financial (HAFC) in Los Angeles has resigned.

Jung Hak Son stepped down on Aug. 26 to take a pursue another professional opportunity, the $2.8 billion-asset company disclosed in a regulatory filing Wednesday. Hanmi said it is searching for a replacement.

Son, 54, had been Hanmi's chief credit officer since 2009, according to the company's latest proxy report.

In June, Hanmi hired Chong Guk Kum as its chief executive, succeeding Jay Yoo. Kum had been president and CEO at First California Bank, which was sold to PacWest Bancorp (PACW) in May.

Earlier this month, Hanmi hired Bonita Lee as its chief operating officer. Lee left her post as chief operating officer at BBCN Bancorp (BBCN) in July.

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