SANTA ROSA -- Michael Sullivan, regional vice president in the north coast regional commercial banking office of Wells Fargo, is stepping out of his role and joining the Global Financial Institutions to U.S. Banks -- also part of the Wells Fargo family. He will begin in his new position Feb. 1 and will be working out of the Bay Area.

Mr. Sullivan has been with the company for 22 years and has been in this market for 15.

“I felt it was time to move into a new role,” he said. “And this way I get to stay with a company that I love.”

In his new role as the credit products manager, he will be providing credit and capital market financial solutions to Wells’ U.S. customer and prospect base, primarily comprised of financial institutions.

Jim Kimball, long employed in the financial industry, will take over the position Dec. 1. Most recently, Mr. Kimball was the regional sales manager, overseeing business development activities in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California and part of Central California. At the time of the Wachovia merger, he was the regional president for wholesale banking in Wachovia's expansion markets of Northern California and Nevada. Previously, he had a 24‑year career at Bank of America, where he held leadership positions in commercial banking and business development. Mr. Kimball is a lifetime resident of Sonoma County and spent most of his career focused on the Northern California and Western U.S. markets.

“Jim will do a terrific job serving our North Coast customers,” Mr. Sullivan said.