Oak Valley Community Bank Announces Commercial Loan Officer Hiring

OAKDALE, Calif., Nov. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:OVLY), announced that Nicole Banks has joined the Bank as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. She will be based out of the Sonora East Branch.

Banks is a lifelong Sonora resident who brings several years of agricultural and commercial banking experience to Oak Valley. She will be responsible for new business development in the Sonora and Oakdale areas, as well as, managing an existing client portfolio.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Studies with a concentration in Agriculture Business and Economics from California State University, Stanislaus. Banks is currently on the board of TuCARE, Stanislaus-Tuolumne Young Farmers and Ranchers, and Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee. She is also the Secretary for Calaveras-Tuolumne Cattlewomen. During her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.

“Nicole joins the bank with a solid background in Ag Business. Her experience and community involvement provides tremendous value to our lending team,” stated Senior Vice President, Gary 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. They currently operate through 16 conveniently located branches: Oakdale, Turlock, Stockton, Patterson, Ripon, Escalon, Manteca, Tracy, two branches in Sonora, three branches in Modesto, and three branches in their Eastern Sierra Division, including Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes and Bishop.

For more information, call 1-866-844-7500 or visit www.ovcb.com.

Contact: Chris Courtney/Rick McCarty
Phone: (209) 848-BANK (2265)
Toll Free (866) 844-7500

Source:Oak Valley Community Bank