Richard Smith – Immediate Past Chairman
President/CEO, Tri Counties Bank
Richard P. Smith serves as president and CEO for Tri Counties Bank. In his position, he is responsible for establishing and implementing long-range planning objectives and policies, directing bank activities such as acquisition, branch growth and marketing to augment the bank and maximize returns on capital and assets, acting as the primary representative for the bank with shareholders, major customers, community and industrial associations, regulatory agencies and the press.
Prior to becoming the bank’s CEO, Smith began serving Tri Counties Bank in 1993 as vice president-supermarket banking. In 1994, he served as vice president and chief information officer of the bank, then in 1995 he became senior vice president – customer/employee support and control, and in 1997, executive vice president in the same capacity. Smith then advanced to president and chief operating officer in September 1998. Previously, Smith worked for several supermarket franchises, including Lucky Fruit & Produce in Sacramento, Safeway, and J.C. Produce Company. His experience in his respective capacities as operations officer, systems analyst and partner for these companies laid the foundation for his vision of supermarket banking that is now a driving factor in the success of Tri Counties Bank. Smith was born and raised in Northern California and graduated from California State University in Sacramento.