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SANTA ROSA - Long-time North Bay banking veteran Howard Daulton has joined Exchange Bank in a newly created position of senior vice president and manager of corporate business development.

Most recently, Mr. Daulton was the senior vice president and commercial loan officer area manager covering five counties with Wells Fargo Bank for roughly two years.

At Exchange Bank, Mr. Daulton will have a varied role, including strategic planning as well business development.

"Howard is a proven positive leader in banking and business in the local Sonoma County market," said Bill Schrader, president and chief executive officer of the bank.

Mr. Daulton assumed the position Jan. 18.

A resident and native of Santa Rosa, Mr. Daulton graduated from Montgomery High School. He resides in Santa Rosa with his wife, Kathy.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he was the president and chief executive officer of Bank of Petaluma, which was purchased by Wells in 2007.

Mr. Daulton studied economics at San Jose State University and his first position was with Union Bank as a business development officer.