SOURCE: Pacific Valley Bank

November 07, 2007 18:29 ET

Pacific Valley Bank Names Witt and McLennan Vice Presidents

SALINAS, CA--(Marketwire - November 7, 2007) - Pacific Valley Bank (OTCBB: PVBK) announced today that Evelyn R. Witt has joined the company as Vice President and Operations Administrator and that Michael P. McLennan has been hired as Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager.

In making the announcement, PVB President and Chief Executive Officer Ben Tinkey said, "We are fortunate to have two such experienced and qualified bankers as Evelyn and Michael join our team. They each bring a strong community banking background that underscores our commitment to that tradition."

Evelyn Witt has been in the banking industry for nearly 25 years, including the past six with banks in Central California. After 17 years with Tokai Bank of California in Irwindale, CA, where she became Vice President of Operations Administration, she joined the former Monterey Bay Bank in Watsonville, CA in a similar role prior to its acquisition by Union Bank. She later moved to Community Bank in Salinas, where she was Vice President and Loan Service Group Manager and Loan Compliance Specialist. Before joining Pacific Valley Bank she was on the organization team of a start up bank in San Luis Obispo.

As Vice President and Operations Administrator, Witt will be responsible for the formulation, implementation, and coordination of operating policies and developing and implementing bank product delivery services.

Michael McLennan brings 20 years of banking experience to his new role of Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at Pacific Valley Bank. Most recently, he was Vice President and Relationship Manager of the Business Banking Group at Greater Bay Bancorp's Coast Commercial Bank prior to its acquisition by Wells Fargo. Previously, he spent five years in a similar role at Pacific Capital Bancorp's San Benito Bank. McLennan also held lending positions in Community Bank, California Security Bank, and Comerica Bank.

McLennan will be based at Pacific Valley Bank's Monterey branch and will work to increase the bank's presence and market share of commercial and other customers in that community.

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Ben Tinkey
    Pacific Valley Bank
    (831) 422-5300
    Or visit the Bank's web site at