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Charles D. Fite

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Mr. Fite joined the Board in August 2021. He is a third generation real estate developer and was named President of Fite Development Company in 1980. Mr. Fite is also a licensed real estate broker, and a licensed contractor in California and Nevada. In 1993, he was named to the Board of American River Bankshares, and was Chairman from 2001 to 2021, becoming the fourth generation of his family to participate in banking. Mr. Fite is also the Immediate Past President of Sacramento’s Region Business Association, the region’s leading champion for economic growth and job creation, and served as Chairman of the Commercial Builders Council of the Building Industry Association of Superior California. He serves as Chairman of the Board of American River Bankshares Foundation, which is committed to supporting organizations that create opportunity and provide physical and emotional well-being for the most vulnerable women and children in the Greater Sacramento, and Sonoma and Amador County regions. He has also served as President or Chair of a number of nonprofit organizations, including FamiliesFirst, the largest Foster Care agency in California and Sacramento Country Day School.

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Nicolas Anderson

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Mr. Anderson joined the Board in August 2021. He is a founder and Managing Partner of Elm Grove Partners, an entrepreneurial private equity firm focused on control investments in established lower middle-market companies. For the past seven years he has had primary responsibility for raising equity capital and debt financing and leading the investment analysis for potential acquisitions. He also serves as CEO of ArcherHall, an Elm Grove Partners portfolio company that provides data and document management services to law firms. At ArcherHall, he has led the transformation of the company from a legal photocopier to one of the largest regional digital forensics and e-discovery companies on the West Coast. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Region Business, a not-for-profit business association that advances regional economic growth through pro-business public policy advocacy. He is involved in a variety of community-based organizations including the California Innocence Project, and the Sacramento Federal Judicial Library and Learning Center Foundation. Mr. Anderson received an AB in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School. He lives in Sacramento with his wife and two children.


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Sanjiv S. Sanghvi

Monday, May 24th, 2021

Mr. Sanghvi joined the Board in May 2021. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of Harris Freeman & Co. After a 30-year career at Wells Fargo Bank, Mr. Sanghvi retired in 2019 as Executive Vice President and Regional Head of Commercial Banking. In that role he was responsible for the division that provided advisory services for bankers providing commercial real estate loans to commercial banking clients across Wells Fargo’s franchise. Throughout his career, he was also Head of Global Banking, President and CEO of Wells Fargo HSBC Trade Bank, Head of Marketing for Wholesale Banking and Head of Treasury Management product, where he was responsible for the treasury management integration of Wells Fargo and Norwest Bank’s merger. Mr. Sanghvi also served on the company’s Enterprise Diversity Council.
He holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Secil Tabli Watson

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Ms. Watson joined the Board in April 2021. Following her initial onboarding, the Board will add Ms. Watson to the committees where she can best contribute. A member of the Conservation Society of California and Oakland Zoo board from 2014-2020, her roles included vice chair and co-chair. She also chaired their audit, education, and succession planning committees and participated in their recent CEO search. Ms. Watson is currently on the Strategic Advisory Board of private equity firm FTV Capital. Formerly an Executive Vice President and Head of Digital Solutions for Business at Wells Fargo, Ms. Watson transformed the bank digitally and managed key enterprise channels for customers. Her banking and financial technology expertise includes digital customer experience, innovations in payments and cyber-fraud, and digital transformation. During her 18 years at Wells Fargo, she was Executive Advisor to their Women’s Team Member Network and a member of the Enterprise Diversity Council. Ms. Watson is a lecturer on open banking and platforms and has won numerous awards for innovation in banking, including 2016 Digital Banker of the Year by American Banker. Ms. Watson holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Economics and Government/International Relations from Cornell University.

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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 over 40 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. Mr. Barlow graduated from Stanford University with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Political Science and has been a resident of San Rafael, CA for over 20 years. He served on the 2014-15 Marin County Civil Grand Jury. Mr. Barlow is past president and director of the West Contra Costa YMCA.

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Leslie E. Murphy

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Ms. Murphy joined the Board in January 2017. A resident of Marin, Ms. Murphy is a past member of the board of Heffernan Insurance and a current board member of the North Bay Leadership Council. 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 sixth largest woman-owned business in the Bay Area, but has shaped the company to be loved and voted by employees as one of the Best Places to Work every year since 2008. She makes it a priority to help in the community and has supported WBE in becoming one of the top 70 Philanthropist companies in the Bay Area for the past several 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. Dr. Sklar 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 and went on to found Marin Hospitalist Medical Group and Marin Medical Practice Concepts.  Dr. Sklar recently retired as Marin General Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer  and from the practice of Cardiology with Cardiovascular Associates of Marin and San Francisco, of which he was managing partner for more than twenty years. Dr. Sklar currently serves as an executive consultant at Marin Health Medical Center and 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 has been a director since 2007 and in 2015 he was elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Bank of Marin and Bank of Marin Bancorp.  Mr. McDevitt began his career in the construction industry in 1971, and is currently employed by McDevitt Construction Partners, Inc. He is also general partner of McDevitt Enterprises, LP and president of Sausalito Hotel Corp (Inn Above Tide).  Mr. McDevitt invests in and manages commercial real estate in Marin and Sonoma Counties. He currently serves on the Workforce Development Committee of North Coast Builders Exchange and is a past president. Mr. McDevitt has previously been active in the Petaluma Boys & Girls Club, Carousel Fund and the United Way 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. 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 elected 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 of the Alameda Kiwanis Club and the Alameda Elks Lodge #1015.

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