by Marie Browning
Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp, announced that Mike R. Garcia has been appointed as the Bank’s new Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. Garcia will be based in the Modesto -12th & I branch location.
Garcia is experienced in serving the banking needs of the local community. He has ten years of experience in the commercial banking industry in the Central Valley, and aside from providing his financial expertise, he’s served as the President of Ripon Rotary and is a current member of Downtown Modesto Rotary. The new VP is one of the founders of the Boys & Girls Club of Stanislaus County where he is presently the Executive Board member and Secretary. Recently, Garcia was awarded Graduate of the Year for Leadership Modesto at the 2014 Modesto Chamber of Commerce Gala.
Dave Harvey, EVP and Commercial Banking Group Manager of the bank, is excited to have Garcia on board. He said, “Garcia’s extensive background in business and community banking coincides with the Bank’s commitment to recruiting professionals who are also active in the community.”
Garcia earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Phoenix in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He is a native of Modesto and currently resides in Ripon with his wife, Pam.
About Oak Valley Community Bank
Oak Valley Bancorp operates Oak Valley Community Bank & Eastern Sierra Community Bank, through which it offers a variety of loan and deposit products to consumers and small businesses. They currently operate 14 branch locations including in Oakdale, Sonora, Modesto and their Eastern Sierra Division.