Christina Kitchens is the Group Managing Director of Specialized Industries Finance at East West Bancorp (NASDAQ: EWBC). Ms. Kitchens leads the energy finance platform principally focused on $10MM-$250MM senior debt lending to upstream and midstream middle market companies along with other ancillary finance products. She additionally is responsible for Healthcare Finance, the buildout and leadership of other specialty finance units and serves in the leadership of East West Markets, the investment bank launched in 2019. Ms. Kitchens is a founder of the Texas Energy Leadership Series, Texas Energy Council’s Ambassador Series and co-founder of Women’s Energy Network in North Texas among other organizations. She is a proud graduate of the University of North Texas and serves on several UNT boards. Further, she has been recognized by Dallas Business Journal and Houston Business Journal as a "Who's Who in Energy Honoree"; by Oil & Gas Investor as "20 under 40 in Energy Finance"; and by D Magazine as one of "The Dallas 500 - The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth".