Bank of Marin on Sept. 20 announced that James Kimball will joining the bank as executive vice president in the newly created position of chief operating officer, effective October 16.

Kimball will manage the bank’s lines of business including commercial banking, retail banking, wealth management, and trust and marketing.

“The addition of Jim as our new Chief Operating Officer positions us well to manage the accelerated growth of the Bank as we prepare for our pending acquisition of Bank of Napa and the expansion of our presence across the Bay Area,” said Russell A. Colombo, president and CEO. “Jim has spent the majority of his career working in the same geographic footprint as Bank of Marin and has a proven track record for building and managing high performing middle market commercial banking teams. He also founded the wine industry specialty practice at Wells Fargo and will be valuable in helping us expand our winery relationships. We believe his experience and skill set is ideally suited to help Bank of Marin execute on our strategic growth initiatives and continue enhancing the value of our franchise.”

Kimball has more than 28 years of commercial banking experience and joins Bank of Marin from Wells Fargo Bank, where he served as senior vice president and region head for the North Coast Regional Commercial Banking Office and Wine Industry Specialty Group. Prior to his time at Wells Fargo, Kimball worked for Wachovia Bank and Bank of America.