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 Mr. 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. Mr. Heller 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, the Romberg Center for Environmental Studies of San Francisco State University and the Institute for International Education in San Francisco.  He is also a Staff Commodore of the San Francisco Yacht Club.

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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 also served as a board member of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District for fourteen years and was a two-term 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 an anthology and prior to 1987 worked for a major corporation as a writer, training consultant and video producer.  Mr. Sobel also provides political analysis for numerous media outlets, including KTVU Fox2, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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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. On October 31, 2021, Mr. Colombo retired from Bank of Marin and Bank of Marin Bancorp. He remains a Director on both Boards.  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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