OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 12, 2013) - Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced that Roxanna E. Smith has joined the Bank as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. She will be based out of our Modesto-McHenry Branch, located at 3508 McHenry Avenue.
Smith has over 30 years of commercial and agricultural lending experience centered in Stanislaus and Merced Counties. She has held managerial roles within banking, but prefers direct contact with clients as a Community Banker. She is a Board Member for Sierra Vista Child and Family Services where she currently serves as Treasurer. She is a Graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation program -- Class XIX. Roxanna is active in numerous other community based Ag related causes that aim to educate the public on California Food & Fiber production. She received her education from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Agricultural Business Management. Smith currently lives in Modesto with her husband Reed and daughter Alexis.
"We are pleased to have Roxanna join our team and expand our commercial lending efforts in the Modesto area," said Dave Harvey, EVP Commercial Banking Group. "With her broad background in banking, including expertise in commercial and agricultural lending, she will be an exceptional asset for the bank and its customers," concluded Harvey.
Oak Valley Bancorp operates Oak Valley Community Bank & Eastern Sierra Community Bank, through which it offers a variety of loan and deposit products to individuals and small businesses. They currently operate through 14 conveniently located branches: Oakdale, Sonora, Turlock, Stockton, Patterson, Ripon, Escalon, three branches in Modesto, Manteca and three branches in their Eastern Sierra Division, which includes Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes and Bishop.
For more information on Oak Valley Community Bank, call 1-866-844-7500 or visit us online at www.ovcb.com.