News Financial Report Annual Report

Executive Officers & Board of Directors


Executive Officers:

Rick Loupe

President & Chief Executive Officer of the bank, he has over 30 years of banking experience. Prior to organizing the Bank, Mr. Loupe was President and Chief Executive Officer of Mt. Diablo National Bank, Danville, California from 1994 to 1996. From 1988-1994, Mr. Loupe was Executive Vice President, Retail Banking of Pacific Western Bank, San Jose, California. Mr. Loupe began his banking career with Wells Fargo Bank in 1974. While at Wells Fargo, he served in increasingly responsible positions, ultimately earning the title Vice President and District Manager, prior to his departure for Pacific Western Bank in 1988. Mr. Loupe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from California State University, Sacramento and is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Graduate School of Retail Bank Management. Mr. Loupe is involved in a variety of Chamber of Commerce and service club activities and is a retired member of the California Bankers’ Association, the Board of Directors of California Independent Bankers, and the American Bankers' Association.

Becky Holowich

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, has extensive experience as a Chief Financial Officer with significant and specific educational accounting and finance background. She most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Tracy Federal Bank in Tracy, California. Prior to that she served as the Chief Financial Officer at Summit Bank in Oakland, California. Her most extensive experience was as the Chief Financial officer of Centennial Bank in Hayward, California from 1978-1996. Mrs. Holowich received her B.S. degree in Accounting from St. Theresa’s College in the Philippines in 1970, and continued her studies at the University of San Francisco in 1975.

John Z. Barr

Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer having over 30 years experience in banking has recently been Managing Director of STAR Resources, a consulting firm established to assist community banks during the last several years of the financial crisis. He has worked with a number of banks in Merger & Acquisition activity, special assets, and credit administration in California & Texas during these times and has FDIC Security Clearance, is a Superior Court appointed Receiver and an expert witness. He has also held prior senior management roles with the Bank of New England, IBM, National City Bank, California Bank & Trust and Washington Mutual Bank. He holds a B.A. from the University of San Francisco and an M.B.A. in Finance and is a CCIM.

Board of Directors

Phillip R. Boyce,
Private Investor

PHILLIP R. BOYCE is a business consultant and investor. He is a graduate of San Jose State University, majoring in business economics. Upon graduation he entered the banking industry with United California Bank, which later became First Interstate Bank. After 9 years, at the age of 31, he organized a board of directors, obtained a state banking license, and founded Pacific Valley Bank in 1975. Eventually becoming Pacific Western Bank, this San Jose based financial institution successfully grew to a $1.4 billion bank serving Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties; it was acquired by Comerica Bank in 1994. Mr. Boyce served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of the bank and its holding company, Pacific Western Bancshares. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Pacific Trust Company and Western Capital Management. Both companies were subsidiaries of Pacific Western Bancshares. Presently Boyce serves as Chairman of the Valley Foundation, the Silicon Valley Children’s Fund, the Hakone Foundation and the Saratoga Cemetery District. He is also a senior advisor to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a director of the San Jose State University Tower Foundation, advisor to the Saratoga Monte Sereno Community Foundation and member of the Santa Clara County Housing Trust. He is a past director of numerous boards including the California Community Reinvestment Corporation, the Community Foundation of Santa Clara County, the Technology Center of Silicon Valley, the UC Santa Cruz Foundation and Montalvo Center for the Arts.

Jerome W. Carlson,
President of Raljer Inc.

JEROME WALTER CARLSON has been involved in business for over 40 years. He is a founding member of the Bank’s Board of Directors and provides business assistance to various organizations. Mr. Carlson was previously the corporate controller for Hewlett Packard Company and CFO for Triad Systems in Livermore. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California at Davis and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University. Mr. Carlson is on the boards of the Tri-Valley Business Council, the Atherton Civic Interest League, and the Selby Education Foundation. He is also a member of the Livermore Rotary, the Tri-Valley Vision Ag & Open Space and Water committees, and the National Association of Corporate Directors and Financial Executives Institute.

Richard Lewis,
Owner of Diversified Mortgage Group

RICHARD ALEXANDER LEWIS is a Pleasanton resident and has been the owner of Diversified Capital, a mortgage brokerage firm in Pleasanton and Fremont since 1991. From 1986 to 1990 he was a key account representative with Baxter Scientific. From 1984 to 1986 he was an account executive with Marriotts Corporation and from 1983 to 1984 he served as promotions director for St. Mary’s College. Mr. Lewis has a B.A. from St. Mary’s College and is a member of the Make a Wish Foundation, the California Association of Mortgage Brokers, the Southern Alameda County Board of Realtors, the Women’s Council of Realtors, and Gael Sports of St. Mary’s College.

Richard P. Loupe,
President and CEO of Valley Community Bank

Peter MacDonald,
Attorney of The Law Offices of Peter MacDonald

PETER MACDONALD began practicing law in 1975, and since 1988 has been a sole practitioner in Pleasanton, California specializing in land use and real estate law. Mr. MacDonald was City Attorney, City of Pleasanton from 1982-1988 and served as Planning Counsel, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Salinas from 1977-1982. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Montana and a Master of Science degree in Urban Planning from the University of Montana and a Master of Science degree in Urban Planning from the University of Arizona, where he also earned his law degree. Mr. MacDonald was President of the Pleasanton Rotary and recent President of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association (1997). He is past President (1984) of the Bay Area City Attorneys and the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce (1992).

Dean L. Schenone,
Chairman and CEO of Flora-Tech Companies, Inc.

DEAN L. SCHENONE joined the Board in August 2002. Mr. Schenone has been Chairman and CEO of FloraTech since 1989. Previously, he was co-owner and vice president of Pacific Nurseries, the oldest operating nursery in California. He has been involved in civic affairs for many years, serving on the Zone 7 water board and working under Governors Deukmejian and Wilson on the Regional Water Quality Board. Mr. Schenone served four terms as president of Pleasanton Partners in Education, was a long-time member and past president of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton (Downtown), received two Community Development Awards from the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, several Public Education Service and Friend of Education Awards and Pleasanton City Council Commendations, and currently serves as an elected Director of the Alameda County Fair Association.

Anelli P. Stamm,
President of Silver Oak Health Services

ANELLI P. STAMM has been a registered nurse since 1975, working at John Muir Hospital until December, 1989. During her time at John Muir, Mrs. Stamm worked in the Oncology Unit, the Critical Care Unit, and the Coronary Care Unit. She started her residential care home business for the elderly in 1982, which became her full time occupation upon leaving John Muir. Stamm Care Homes expanded by 1990 to six homes licensed for six residents each. On November 1, 1991, Mrs. Stamm acquired Silver Oak Manor, a 37 bed skilled nursing facility in Livermore, and on September 1, 1996, she opened Tiffany Gardens, a newly constructed, 31 bed Alzheimer residential care facility for the elderly on the lot adjoining Silver Oak Manor. Mrs. Stamm has extensive management experience as Administrator/Licensee of her residential care home. Since 1993, she has served as President of Silver Oak Health Services, Inc., the corporate structure under which Silver Oak Manor operates, and is also President of Eldercare Horizons, Inc., the corporate parent of Tiffany Gardens.

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