Exchange Bank Senior Credit Manager Mary Leonard-Wilson is promoted to senior role as Credit Manager
SANTA ROSA, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Exchange Bank (OTC: EXSR) today announced that Mary Leonard-Wilson, SVP, Senior Credit Officer has been promoted to the Exchange Bank Executive Committee as SVP, Credit Officer, reporting directly to Troy Sanderson , president and CEO. Mary has over 20 years of community and executive banking experience, and has been filling this acting role since May of this year.
“Mary and I have been peers in community banking in Northern California for many, many years,” said Troy Sanderson, President and CEO. “Her reputation was impeccable at the time, and that reputation was only surpassed by my actual experience working with her here at Exchange Bank. We are very fortunate to have him in this role and in our team.
Prior to joining Exchange Bank, Ms. Leonard-Wilson served in lending and credit roles with several independent community banks in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to that, she held a wide range of lender team management roles in New York, Chicago and New Jersey, with a focus on commercial loan origination and loan portfolio management. She has also participated in due diligence and integration teams for a number of bank mergers.
In 1994, Ms Leonard-Wilson moved to Napa Valley where she joined the National Bank of the Redwoods (NBR) as Commercial Lending Officer, taking on additional responsibilities as Senior Loan Officer and Credit Officer until ‘upon the bank’s merger with Westamerica Bank in 2005. In 2006, Ms Leonard-Wilson co-founded Presidio Bank with the former CEO of NBR and served as Chief Credit Officer, bringing the bank to over 900 million dollars in assets and over $ 700 million in loans before merging with Heritage Bank of Commerce in October. 2019.
Ms. Leonard-Wilson holds a BA in English from Colgate University. She has lived in Calistoga since 1994 and has been active in the community, holding leadership and board positions for several community and non-profit organizations including the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Task Force of Western Bankers Association Conference of Lenders.
About the exchange bank
Based in Sonoma County and founded in 1890, Exchange Bank is a leading community bank with $ 3.5 billion in assets. Exchange Bank offers a wide range of personal, business, trust and investment services with 18 retail branches in Sonoma County, a commercial branch in Roseville, and trust and investment offices in Santa Rosa, Roseville and Silicon Valley. . The Bank’s legacy of financial leadership and community support is built on its core values of commitment, respect, integrity and teamwork.
Exchange Bank has won the North Bay Business Journal’s (NBBJ) Best Places to Work 16 times, received the 2020 North Bay Community Philanthropy Award and the 2020 North Bay Healthiest Businesses Award. The Press Democrat Best of Sonoma County Reader’s Choice 2021 named Exchange Bank Best Bank and NorthBay biz magazine named Exchange Bank Best Consumer Bank and Best Commercial Bank in 2020. Sonoma Valley People’s Choice Awards named Exchange Bank Best Local Bank 2021 and North Bay Bohemian’s Best of 2020 Reader Survey named Exchange Bank the Best Merchant Bank and Best Consumer Bank. Exchange Bank is also listed in the NBBJ Book of Lists as a leading lender and wealth management advisor, maintaining the # 1 position in SBA 7 (a) loans in Sonoma County for 2020. www.exchangebank.com .
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