WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — December 5, 2018 — Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bancshares, parent company of PCBB, announced today that Louise Walker, President and CEO of First Northern Community Bancorp (Dixon, California), was elected to serve on its board of directors.
“Louise has been an influential leader in the banking industry for many years, and we look forward to her experienced leadership and solid expertise to help bring PCBB to the next level,” said Ken Cosgrove, Chairman of the Board.
Steve Brown, President and CEO further noted, “Louise not only brings over 30 years of impressive banking experience, but she also provides insight from her vast community engagement to help us continue our progress in enhancing the customer experience with newer digital elements. We could not be more pleased Louise will be joining the board.”
Louise began her banking career at First Northern in 1979, and has held several executive management positions with the bank, including 14 years as Senior Executive Vice President and CFO. In 2011, she assumed the role of President and CEO of First Northern Community Bancorp and its subsidiary, First Northern Bank, with assets over $1 billion.
Louise is currently serving a three-year term on the American Bankers Association (ABA) board of directors as well as a board member of the Western Bankers Association (formerly CBA), in which she also served as Past Chair. In addition, she is serving a two-year term on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Advisory Committee on Community Banking. She also currently serves as Chair of the Solano Economic Development Corporation, and is a board member of Valley Vision, board member of the Roseville Community Development Corporation, Lambda Alpha, Sacramento Chapter, as well as the Yolo Food Bank. Louise holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Saint Mary’s College of California.
“I look forward to adding my insights and customer viewpoint to the board of directors in my new leadership role,” Louise Walker said. “I plan to leverage my already active involvement in the banking industry to provide additional strategic direction in alignment with the company’s mission to serve and support its community bank customers and shareholders.”
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