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Pankow, Rick


Biographical Information

Richrd "Rick" Pankow is the second of Charlie and Doris Pankow’s four children. After he graduated from UCLA in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in economics, he pursued a career in banking. He worked for 25 years with Bank of America, primarily in its commercial banking division. From 1999 to 2005, he was senior vice president at Comerica Bank, with responsibility for the corporate banking group of the Northern Los Angeles region.

Like his brothers, “Chip” (Charles J. Pankow III) and Steve, Rick Pankow worked on Pankow construction sites during summers between college semesters. He worked on three projects in all, including the Sixth and Harvard office building in the Mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles and buildings in downtown Los Angeles and Orange County.


Advancing the Construction Industry through Innovation: The Charles Pankow Legacy Project. Accessed March 1, 2013.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

The Charles Pankow Foundation Collection on Charles Pankow

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 135
Scope and Contents The Charles Pankow Foundation collection on Charles Pankow reflects the life of Charles J. Pankow and his contribution to the construction industry. It is a compilation of news articles on Pankow himself, the people associated with Pankow Companies and Pankow Foundation, papers, projects undertaken by Pankow Group of Companies. Information regarding the biography of Charles Pankow, A Better Way to Build, is also included.
Dates: 1950 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1975 - 2012