Claudia Rodriguez

Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer (CRO)

Claudia Rodriguez is a Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer with WestStar Bank. She oversees the Risk Management division, which includes Audit, BSA/AML & Financial Intelligence Unit, Compliance, Information Security, Legal, and Loan Review.

Her key responsibilities include the development of effective risk management solutions and guidelines to support the bank’s strategic risk management approach. Previously, Claudia served as the Senior Vice President and Operations Center Manager, overseeing Deposit Operations, Bookkeeping, Fraud, Payments, and Client Service Center. Claudia started with WestStar as an Internal Audit Manager and then transitioned to Internal Audit Director to oversee the full audit function before moving to the Operations area. She has over 21 years in the banking industry, most of her career in audit and risk management. Prior to banking, Claudia worked as a financial analyst for a technology firm.

Claudia attained her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with a minor in Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame. She graduated from the Western States School of Banking in 2016. Claudia is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has served on the El Paso Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) board and was a founding board member of the El Paso Area Chapter of the Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Claudia re-joined the El Paso ACFE Chapter in 2022 and currently serves as President of the chapter.