Executive Committee

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George Leis – Chairman
President & Chief Operating Officer, Montecito Bank & Trust

George Leis is the president & chief operating officer for Montecito Bank & Trust. George joined the bank in July, 2016. Montecito Bank & Trust is the oldest and largest locally owned community bank in the Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Founded in 1975, the bank operates 13 branch offices in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Solvang, Montecito, Carpinteria, Ventura, Camarillo, and Westlake Village.

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James Beckwith – Immediate Past Chairman
President & CEO, Five Star Bank

James Beckwith is the president and chief executive officer of Five Star Bank and its holding company, Five Star Bancorp. With more than 20 years of experience, Beckwith joined Five Star Bank in 2003 after serving as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at National Bank of the Redwoods, in Santa Rosa, California. He graduated from San Francisco State University where he earned a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in accounting. He is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.

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Stan Ivie – Chairman-Elect
Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of PacWest Bancorp and Pacific Western Bank

Mr. Ivie is executive vice president, chief risk officer of PacWest Bancorp and Pacific Western Bank. Prior to joining the company in March 2016, Mr. Ivie served as the regional director for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) San Francisco Region since April 2007. Prior to becoming the regional director for the San Francisco Region, Mr. Ivie was regional director for the FDIC’s Dallas Region. Before those appointments, Mr.

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Joe Kiley – Vice Chairman at Large
President & CEO, First Financial Northwest Bank

Joe Kiley has served as president and chief executive officer of First Financial and First Financial Diversified since September 2013; a director of First Financial and First Financial Diversified since December 2012; and president, chief executive officer and director of First Financial Northwest Bank since September 2012.  He previously served as president, chief executive officer, and director of Frontier Bank, F.S.B., Palm Desert, California, and its holding company, Western Community Bancshares, Inc. 

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Rebecca Fabisch Miller – Vice Chairman at Large
SVP & Regional Director, Umpqua Bank

Rebecca Fabisch Miller is an experienced banker and has spent her entire 25-year career in the Sacramento region. Prior to joining Umpqua, Fabisch Miller held positions with Wells Fargo & Company, U.S. Bank, and Bank of America. Her expertise includes orchestrating credit arrangements of varying sizes and complexity as direct lender or as lead in syndicated deals.

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Steve Miller – Vice Chairman at Large
President & CEO, Fresno First Bank

Mr. Miller brings over 25 years of commercial banking, retail banking, operations, and sales and marketing experience to the board. He graduated from Columbia University and began his career with MBNA America in their management development program, where he held a variety of roles during his 12-year tenure. Mr. Miller then moved overseas to Taiwan and worked with GE Money in a joint venture.

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Martin Plourd – Vice Chairman at Large
President & CEO, Community West Bank

Martin Plourd was named a director and president/chief executive officer of Community West Bank and vice president of Community West Bancshares on November 2, 2011.  Plourd has been in banking for 30 years and a bank executive for 20 years. Since July 2009, he has worked as a consultant on engagements with bank strategic planning, acquisitions and compliance. From July 2005 to July 2009, Plourd served first as chief operating officer and then president and director of Temecula Valley Bank, in Temecula, California.

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Krista Snelling – Vice Chairman at Large
President & CEO, Santa Cruz County Bank

Krista Snelling is the president and chief executive officer of Santa Cruz County Bank and a member of its Board of Directors. With over 25 years of experience, Snelling joined Santa Cruz County bank in March 2021 after serving as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Five Star Bank. She is a graduate of the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Mathematics and Economics. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from UC Davis.