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Steven I. Barlow

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Mr. Barlow was appointed to the Board in November, 2017 after the acquisition of Bank of Napa, where he had served as a Director for three years. During a banking career that spanned 39 years, Mr. Barlow held several C-suite positions, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Mechanics Bank from 1995 until he retired in 2014. In that capacity he was responsible for operations, retail banking, human resources, information technology, legal and compliance services, marketing and product management, and facilities and security. Prior to that, he spent seventeen years at Napa Valley Bank, the last eight as President, CEO and Director. A graduate of Stanford University with bachelor’s degrees in both Economics and Political Science, Mr. Barlow has been a resident of San Rafael, CA for over 20 years. He served on the 2014-15 Marin County Civil Grand Jury. Currently, Mr. Barlow is a director and past president of the West Contra Costa YMCA and is also a member of the Finance Committee of the YMCA of the East Bay.

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Leslie E. Murphy

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Ms. Murphy joined the Board in January 2017 and was appointed to the Audit Committee and the Bank’s Asset/Liability Committee. A resident of Marin, Ms. Murphy is also a member of the boards of Heffernan Insurance, the North Bay Leadership Council and is on the Advisory Committee for the Boys and Girls Club for Marin and Petaluma. Ms. Murphy graduated from San Marin High School in Novato before going on to receive her degree in business management from California State University, Sacramento in 1984. She began working as an assistant project manager for W. Bradley Electric, Inc. (WBE) in 1985, founded by her father, William Bradley, Sr. Fourteen years later she assumed the position of Owner/CEO, which she has retained since 1999. Ms. Murphy has driven the company to not only take the number one spot on the list of top Electrical Contractors in the North Bay and the seventh largest woman-owned business in the Bay Area, but also to be loved and voted by employees as one of the Best Places to Work for the past eight years. She makes it a priority to help out in her community and has supported WBE in becoming one of the top 80 Philanthropist companies in the Bay Area for the past few years as well as being voted as a top 100 women of influence and receiving the Heart of Marin award.

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James C. Hale

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Mr. Hale joined the Board in March 2014 and serves as the Audit Committee’s chairman and financial expert.

A recognized leader, investor, and pioneer in the financial services industry, Mr. Hale has launched and grown multiple businesses that leveraged his vision of the evolving financial services marketplace, his knowledge of emerging financial technologies, and his global network across top financial service companies, which he has built over several decades in commercial and investment banking. Mr. Hale founded and was a general partner of FTV Capital and its predecessor firm, FTVentures, an investment firm specializing in venture capital and private equity investments in financial technology companies worldwide. Before FTV Capital, he was a Senior Managing Partner at BancAmerica Securities (formally Montgomery Securities), where he founded the financial services corporate finance practice.

Bringing his substantial experience in public, private, and nonprofit board governance to bear, Mr. Hale currently serves as a Director of ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a global software company, and Mitek Systems (NASDAQ: MITK), a leader in mobile capture and identity verification. Until recently, he served as Chairman of the Board of Official Payments Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPAY), a public payments company. Mr. Hale’s directorships have also included ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXLS), a publicly traded business process outsourcing company; the State Bank of India (California), a California state chartered bank; and Public Radio International, a media company. In addition, he has served on the boards of many private technology companies and is currently a Director of Visual Edge Technologies.

Mr. Hale has advised scores of public and private companies, notably on complex financial transactions, an area in which he is an industry expert. Parallel to his board work, he advises growth companies as a consultant at Columbus Strategic Advisors, (CS Advisors, LLC), a firm he co-founded in 2011.

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Joel Sklar, MD

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Dr. Sklar is a founding Director of Bank of Marin and has served on the Board since its inception in 1989. He served as Chairman of the Board of Bank of Marin and Bank of Marin Bancorp from July 2007 through December 2013. He has been a member of the Audit Committee since 1992 and served as Chair of the committee from 1997 through 2005. Dr. Sklar has served as a member of the Executive Committee since 2007 and as Chair of the Executive and Nominating and Governance Committees from 2007 through 2013. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts and received his medical degree from the University of California at San Diego. He trained in internal medicine at U.C. Medical Center in San Diego and in cardiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Sklar is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Marin General Hospital and a cardiologist with Cardiovascular Associates of Marin and San Francisco. He is a director of Marin Medical Practice Concepts and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Sklar serves as a director of the California Film Institute.

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William H. McDevitt Jr.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

William H. McDevitt, Jr., a Marin native, has been a resident of Petaluma since 1979. He began his career in the construction industry in 1971, and is currently president of McDevitt & McDevitt Construction Corp., which he founded in 1976. He also invests in leased commercial buildings. Mr. McDevitt currently serves on the Finance, Nominating, and Workforce Development Committees of North Coast Builders Exchange and is a past president. He has previously been active in the Petaluma Boys & Girls Club, Carousel Fund and the United Way Committee for Southern Sonoma.

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Kevin R. Kennedy

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Mr. Kennedy has been a director since November 2013 when the Company acquired NorCal Community Bancorp (“NorCal”) and Bank of Alameda. He has served as a member of the Bank’s Asset/Liability Committee since 2013. In 2004, Mr. Kennedy founded Kevin Kennedy, LLC, a company engaged in financial planning and wealth management services, and he continues to be the owner and Managing Member of the company. He has also been the City Treasurer for the City of Alameda since 2000. For many years, Mr. Kennedy wrote a column on financial matters for the Alameda Journal newspaper and hosted a business show on cable television. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Minor in Statistics from University of California, Davis. He served on the Board of NorCal since 2009 and served as a member of the Loan, Audit, Compensation and Asset/Liability committees. Mr. Kennedy is an active member the Alameda Kiwanis Club and the Alameda Elks Lodge #1015. We believe that Mr. Kennedy’s strong business and financial experience, his high level of understanding of the Board’s roles and responsibilities based on his service on another bank board, and his extensive knowledge of the Alameda community, well qualifies him to serve on our Board.

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Norma J. Howard

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Norma J. Howard has been a resident of Marin County for over 30 years. She retired as General Manager after a 33-year career in the telecommunications industry for Pacific Bell. She was the company spokesperson of media/community relations and public affairs issues for a twenty-four county region. Mrs. Howard is President of NOHOW Communications Consulting. She has served on the boards of Birkenstock Footprint Sandals, Inc., American Red Cross, United Way of the Bay Area, the California State Automobile Association, ACA Holdings Inc., and Canal Alliance. She has also served as president of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and on numerous other boards.

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Robert Heller

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Robert Heller received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. After serving as an economics professor at UCLA, he was named the Chief of the Financial Studies Division of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. In 1978 he joined Bank of America in San Francisco as Director of International Economic Research. In 1986 he was appointed to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. In 1989 Dr. Heller joined VISA International and served as President and CEO of VISA USA. He retired from the Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FIC) in 2002, where he was Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Board of Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) as well as several private companies. He is also a Staff Commodore of the San Francisco Yacht Club. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Marin General Hospital and on the boards of many educational and cultural institutions, including the World Affairs Council of Northern California and the Institute for International Education in San Francisco.

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Brian M. Sobel

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Brian M. Sobel is the principal consultant of Sobel Communications of Petaluma, a media and governmental relations firm. He spent ten years as a city council member in Petaluma and served as chair of the Sonoma County Transportation Authority. He currently serves as a board member of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District and is a governor’s appointee to the 4th Agricultural District Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Sobel was president of a nonprofit housing group, corporate officer and trustee of the Cedars Foundation of Ross, and president of the Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce. Educated at San Francisco State University, he has authored two books and prior to 1987 worked for a major corporation as a writer, training consultant and video producer.

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Russell A. Colombo

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Russell A. Colombo is a lifelong resident of Marin County.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and Business Management from the University of California, Davis and his Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance from Golden Gate University.  Mr. Colombo joined Bank of Marin in 2004 as Executive Vice President and Branch Administrator after twenty-nine years in banking at Comerica Bank, Security Pacific, and Union Bank in San Francisco.  He was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bank of Marin in 2005 and assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in 2006.  In his current role he leads the premier community and business bank in the San Francisco Bay Area with twenty-four offices throughout Marin, Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Mr. Colombo currently serves on the Board of the Western Bankers Association and is Chairman of the Citizens Oversight Committee of Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit (SMART). He is Past Chairman of Western Independent Bankers Association and a former member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Colombo was formerly on the Board of Regents and an Audit Committee Member of Hanna Boys Center.

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