Louise Walker has served as president and CEO of First Northern Community Bancorp and its subsidiary, First Northern Bank, since January 1, 2011. She joined First Northern Bank in 1979, and has been a member of the Senior Management Team since 1989. Walker is a member of the following board of directors oversight committees: asset/liability, asset management and trust, audit, compensation, directors loan, information services steering, nominating and corporate governance, preferred stock dividend, and profit sharing.
Kathie Sowa leads commercial banking teams serving clients in the Central Valley and Central Coast of California. Sowa is also the greater Sacramento market president serving the 1,200 employees in the 7 counties in the market. In this role, she drives employee engagement and collaboration across all lines of business and brands including Merrill Lynch and US Trust. Sowa also champions the company’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropic efforts in the market.
Tad Lowrey has held leadership positions as chairman, chief executive officer and chief financial officer for several publicly held financial institutions over four decades. He has led several banks as CEO, three resulting in successful sales to larger entities, after driving growth and value organically, through acquisitions, and in one case a successful IPO.
David Misch is CEO and member of the board of directors of Community Bank in Pasadena. He has more than 30 years of experience, 20 of which were at Mellon Bank. Misch has held various positions at national and community banks including CEO of four community banks and, while at Mellon, serving as the CCO, the head of M&A and strategic planning and the head of private banking.
Since 2013, A.J. Antongiovanni has served as the president and chief executive officer of Mission Bank, a $490 million asset commercial bank focusing on business customers in Kern and Los Angeles counties.
Antongiovanni also serves as a director of Mission Bank, Mission Bancorp and President of Mission Bank 1031 Exchange.
Debbie Meekins joined First Community Bank in August of 2012 bringing 34 years of banking experience in the Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
In 1985, Debbie joined Sonoma National Bank as vice president, chief financial officer and became the president and chief executive officer in 1990 until the sale of the bank in 2007. Under her management, the bank’s assets grew to $1.3 billion with thirteen branches and six loan production offices. The bank was nationally recognized for growth, earnings and efficiency.
Debbie Skinner has served as Farmers & Merchants Bank of Central California’s (F&M Bank) EVP and chief administrative officer since joining the Bank in December 2000. As CAO, she oversees information technology, loan and deposit operations, call center, electronic banking, compliance, BSA/fraud, and treasury management support. Additionally, Skinner served as board secretary for several years, is the board appointed corporate compliance officer, and serves as a member of the following board appointed committees: executive management, compliance, and EDP steering.