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. As an active member of the Sacramento community, Beckwith works with many who share his mission to improve the Capital region. He is a private sector director with Greater Sacramento Economic Council, the board chair of KVIE, a board member of Crocker Art Museum and a member of the Sacramento State University College of Business Advisory Council. He is the immediate past board chair of Sacramento Metro Chamber, past board chair of Valley Vision and past board chair of NextEd. Beckwith’s professional leadership and extensive volunteer work in the community include support of numerous organizations, and especially, the vision and mission of Cristo Rey High School Sacramento and Make-A-Wish, among others.