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Bank of Marin CEO Russell A. Colombo Named Chairman of Western Independent Bankers

NOVATO, CA – (April 9, 2015) – Bank of Marin President and Chief Executive Officer, Russell A. Colombo, has been named Chairman of Western Independent Bankers (WIB), a trade association of more than 130 community bank members and 110 community bank service providers.  Established in 1937, WIB has been a valuable resource to community banks in the West for networking, education, and leadership development programs.

As President and CEO of Bank of Marin since 2006, and a WIB board member since 2011, Colombo becomes Chairman at an important time in the community banking industry.  “The role of community banks has never been more critical to the health of our local economies – or more tenuous – than it is today.  The role of WIB is invaluable in helping community banks continue to grow and thrive, and I am committed to supporting this organization and helping this industry succeed.”

In addition to his work with WIB, Colombo also serves on the Board of Regents of Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma; is Chairman of the Boys and Girls Club Advisory Committee of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties; and is Chairman of the Citizens Oversight Committee of SMART (Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit).

“We are thrilled to have Russ take on this leadership role with WIB,” said Michael Delucchi, Executive Director of Western Independent Bankers.  “As Chairman of our Board, we will benefit greatly from his successful experience at Bank of Marin including his passion and dedication for ensuring a strong future for community banks.”