Banking: Exchange Bank adds two new directors

Santa Rosa-based Exchange Bank has added two new members to its board of directors, one a long-time executive and the other a well-known name in Sonoma County business.

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Bruce DeCrona, who retired from the bank in 2013 after 15 years as chief financial officer and chief operating officer, and Steve Dutton, a fifth-generation Sonoma County farmer with ventures including the Dutton-Goldfield Winery, joined the board in January 2014.

"I'm delighted that these two talented individuals are joining our board," said William Reinking, board chairman and former president of Exchange Bank, in a statement. "Steve brings new insights on how we can serve our community and Bruce brings us a vast knowledge about banking and about our bank in particular."

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The board also includes William Schrader, president and chief executive of the bank, Richard Abbey, partner at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, Dante Benedetti, chairman of the board of Clover Stornetta Farms, Inc., Daniel Libarle, president of Lace House, James Ryan, president of Ryan Mortgage, Marlene Soiland, president and CEO of Soiland Management Co. and Carlos Tamayo, president and chairman of La Tortilla Factory.***Mechanics Bank has hired Deberah Kelley as executive vice president of wealth management. Ms. Kelley assumes that role after more than 20 years as a financial executive, most recently leading the personal trust team as senior fiduciary officer in the trust and investment management division of Santa Rosa's Exchange Bank.

A Sonoma County resident, Ms. Kelley is a certified public accountant, certified financial planner and accredited estate planner. She received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from California State University, Chico, a master of taxation from Golden Gate University, San Francisco and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.***

Solano County's Travis Credit Union said Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, president and chief executive officer for 12 years, plans to retire this summer. The institution's board of directors unanimously voted for Barry Nelson, currently executive vice president, will succeed Ms. Van Ouwerkerk.

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