SAN RAFAEL – Tamalpais Bank today promoted Executive Vice President Jamie Williams to president.

Mr. Williams succeeds Mark Garwood, who has been in the roles of bank president, chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Garwood will remain in the position of chairman and CEO.

“Jamie is a very talented banker with an impressive record of professional accomplishments,” said Mr. Garwood. “In the past year, Jamie has been the driver of the bank’s success in increasing the number and quality of our business banking and lending relationships.”

Over the course of the past year, Tamalpais Bank has changed its focus and has transitioned from wholesale banking to business banking.

In his new role, Mr. Williams will continue to focus on the expansion of the bank’s business banking strategy.

A Marin native, Mr. Williams has more than 20 years of banking experience. He founded Greater Bay Bank Marin and was president and CEO. He has also held senior positions at Westamerica, Wells Fargo and Union banks.

Tamalpais Bank reported a small net loss of $42,000 for the first quarter, but the company reported total assets at $698.6 million, up from $601.6 million at the end of the first quarter 2008. It continues to grow its wealth management services and offerings to high-net-worth clients through Tamalpais Wealth Advisors.