SOURCE: Oak Valley Community Bank

January 09, 2008 19:39 ET

Oak Valley Community Bank Announces Executive Management Team Promotions

OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 9, 2008) - Ronald C. Martin, CEO, and Christopher M. Courtney, President, of Oak Valley Community Bank (OTCBB: OVYB), announced the promotion of several members of the Bank's management team and the subsequent expansion of Oak Valley's Executive Management Team.

Signaling the bank's emphasis on full service relationship banking is the promotion of Senior Vice Presidents, Dave Harvey and Wendy Burth, to that of Executive Vice President of Commercial and Retail banking, respectively. In Credit Administration, Mike Rodrigues, Chief Credit Officer, has been elevated from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President. Rick McCarty, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been promoted to EVP & Chief Administrative Officer in recognition of his oversight of the bank's mission critical functions. McCarty will remain the bank's CFO.

Harvey, as commercial banking group head, oversees all Oak Valley commercial loan relationships through the bank's commercial lending staff. He is responsible for development of commercial loans and deposits throughout the Bank. Harvey has been with the Bank since 2002.

Burth, as the bank's retail banking group lead, has oversight of the Bank's branch network and is responsible for growing retail loan and deposit relationships through an expanded consumer product line and continued delivery of Oak Valley's signature old-fashioned personal service. She has been with the Bank since 2005.

Chief Credit Officer, Mike Rodrigues, has been working in a commercial lending capacity since joining Oak the Bank in 1997. He has been the Bank's Chief Credit Officer since 2006.

In announcing the appointments, Oak Valley Community Bank President Chris Courtney stated, "We are incredibly fortunate to have such great leaders at the helm of our company. These promotions reflect the integral roles Rick, Dave, Wendy, and Mike play at our Bank. I could not ask for more talented, committed and effective colleagues."

Established in 1991, Oak Valley Community Bank offers a variety of loan and deposit products dedicated to serving the needs of individuals and small businesses. The Bank currently operates through 12 convenient locations: Oakdale, Sonora, Turlock, Stockton, Patterson, Ripon, Escalon, two branches in Modesto, and three branches in their Eastern Sierra Division, which includes Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes and Bishop. They recently opened a new full-service branch on March Lane in Stockton.

For more information on Oak Valley Community Bank, call 1-866-844-7500 or visit us online at

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Ron Martin/Chris Courtney
    Phone: (209) 848-2265