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 2015 Community Bank and Banker of the Year Awards

We are once again teaming up with Chairmanís Circle sponsor BDO to present awards, this year designed to honor 
independent banks and bankers in the West for contributions to their communities.

Award recipients - one community bank and one community banker - will be named during the Opening General Session of the Annual Conference in Maui. Winners will receive an award and a $1,000 donation will be made to the charity of their choice in their local community. 

Nominees: Community Banker of the Year

Barbara Cafaro, VP, Business Development, So. California Market
California Business Bank, Los Angeles, CA

Douglas Eberhardt, President & CEO
Bank of Stockton, Stockton, CA

John I. Jelavich, Retired CEO/Director
River Valley Community Bank, Yuba City, CA

Bruce Jensen, President & CEO
Town & Country Bank, St. George, UT

Mandy Jones, AVP, Business Development Officer
Bank of Feather River, Yuba City, CA

William Keller, President & CEO
Community Bank of the Bay, Oakland, CA

James Kim, President & CEO
Community 1st Bank, Auburn, CA

Bruce Lowry, President & CEO
Ireland Bank, Malad, ID

Kenneth J. Martin, Former President & CEO
Cashmere Valley Bank, Cashmere, WA

Jason Naugle, SVP, Operations
First Security Bank of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Virginia Varela, CEO
Golden Pacific Bank, Sacramento, CA

 

Nominees: Community Bank of the Year

Bank of Guam, Hagatna, Guam
Bank of Stockton, Stockton, CA
Bank of Utah, Ogden, UT
Coastal Community Bank, Everett, WA
Columbia Bank, Tacoma, WA
Community 1st Bank, Auburn, CA
Community Bank of the Bay, Oakland, CA
First Northern Bank, Dixon, CA
First Savings Bank Northwest, Renton, WA
Golden Pacific Bank, Sacramento, CA
Open Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Puget Sound Bank, Bellevue, WA
State Bank of Southern Utah, Cedar City, UT
Summit State Bank, Santa Rosa, CA
The Bank of Oswego, Lake Oswego, OR

2015 Community Bank and Banker of the Year Awards Committee

Kevin Bender, EVP & COO, American River Bank, Rancho Cordova, CA

Jerry Ernst, President & CEO, Horizon Community Bank, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Ron Johnson, EVP, COO & CFO, The Bank of Commerce, Idaho Falls, ID

Dave Joves, SVP, California Region, Bank of Guam, San Francisco

Bryan Luke, President & COO, Hawaii National Bank, Honolulu

Mike Soza, Partner, BDO, San Francisco

Ray Smith, Interim President & CEO, Western Independent Bankers, San Francisco