SOURCE: Oak Valley Community Bank

October 15, 2007 17:24 ET

Oak Valley Community Bank Announces Hiring -- Petra Welsh

OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - Oak Valley Community Bank (OTCBB: OVYB) recently announced that Petra Welsh has joined the bank as Assistant Vice President, Investment Representative. The Modesto area resident will be working from the bank's Turlock Branch and serving Stanislaus County and surrounding areas. As a financial advisor for Oak Valley, Welsh will specialize in the Oak Valley Investment product line, assisting clients in setting up and maintaining mutual funds, stocks, bonds, and fixed and variable annuities.

Prior to joining the bank, Welsh was a Senior Registered Representative for County Bank offering investment advice and financial planning for 7 years. In total, she has nearly 15 years of banking and financial planning experience. She was also honored by her previous employer and Broker/Dealer with the Leadership Recognition Award for 5 consecutive years, from 2002 to 2006.

Born in Fulda, Germany, Welsh has lived in the Modesto area with her husband Jack since 1981. The two met when Jack, a Turlock native, was stationed in Germany while in the U.S. Army. Welsh is a member of Rotary International and has been since 2002. In her time away from the office, she enjoys travel and gardening.

"Petra is an excellent addition to bank's investment team. She has been building relationships with customers in Stanislaus and Merced County for the majority of her banking career," stated Executive Vice President and CFO, Rick McCarty. "Having Petra on board strengthens our ability to serve Turlock and the surrounding areas while ensuring that we are not spread too thin in Oakdale, Modesto and other markets we serve. Her knowledge and experience in the financial services field are an extremely welcome addition," he concluded.

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 completed restoration of the Historic First National Bank building in Oakdale and they are nearing completion on their full-service branch on March Lane in Stockton.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Ron Martin/Chris Courtney
    Phone: (209) 848-BANK (2265)
    Toll Free (866) 844-7500
    www.ovcb.com