Bank of Marin Announces Retirement of Executive Vice President Jim Burke; Names Richard Lewis Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Bank of Marin has announced the retirement of Jim Burke, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, age 66, effective January 1, 2021. Richard Lewis, previously Senior Vice President and Chief information Officer at Exchange Bank, will succeed Mr. Burke.

In his role, Mr. Lewis will lead Technology, Security, Facilities/Administrative Services, Fraud Analysis and Operations at the Bank, overseeing 70 employees.

“With his extensive knowledge of information security and technology and deep local banking experience, Rich is a strong addition to our leadership team,” said Russell A. Colombo, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Jim Burke has been an invaluable member of our management team for almost 10 years and Rich has big shoes to fill, but I have the utmost confidence in his ability to keep Bank of Marin competitive in this constantly changing digital world.”

Mr. Lewis brings more than 25 years of experience in banking and finance, leading systems design & development, implementation and support. Throughout his career, he has strategically and cost effectively utilized technology to align with corporate goals. Most recently, he played a key leadership role steering a team of IT and operations professionals in the delivery of technology and back office services to align, support and drive business success.

A longtime resident of the North Bay, Mr. Lewis currently lives in Petaluma, CA. He is a committed supporter of local nonprofits such as COTS (Committee on the Shelterless), CVNL’s (Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership) Human Race, and Becoming Independent, where he joined the Board in March 2020.

Mr. Burke’s career includes more than 40 years of Information Technology leadership experience, building diverse, high performing teams and leading business application development and technology infrastructure. Among his recent accomplishments are the integration of new software packages with existing mission critical applications and managing large M&A integrations of legacy and emerging technologies.