SOURCE: Oak Valley Community Bank

Oak Valley Community Bank

January 13, 2011 16:55 ET

Oak Valley Community Bank Announces Promotions

OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 13, 2011) - Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced the promotions of Shariel Badal and Jon Godfrey to Loan Officer.

Badal and Godfrey joined the Bank as Credit Analysts serving in the Commercial Banking Group; Badal started with Oak Valley in 2007 and Godfrey in 2009. In their new roles, they will be responsible for assisting existing clients with their borrowing needs and developing new business. 

Badal began working for Oak Valley as a Credit Analyst in 2007. He will primarily be responsible for developing new business in Stockton and the surrounding areas. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance from California State University, Stanislaus.

"Shariel has been a great asset to our Credit Department. He has a strong work ethic and an exceptional understanding of commercial credits and credit quality," said Gary Stephens, SVP Credit Administrator for Oak Valley. 

Godfrey began working for Oak Valley as a Credit Analyst in 2009. He has a MBA in Business Finance from California State University, Sacramento. He currently resides in Turlock. His primary service areas will be Oakdale, Modesto, and other Stanislaus County communities.

"Jon shares our strong dedication and commitment to credit quality and underwriting. He has developed a solid understanding of commercial lending in his relatively short time with us," stated Stephens. 

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. The Company currently operates through 12 conveniently located branches: 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. 

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Contact Information

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