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Gary Hartwick|President and Chief Executive Officer

Gary Hartwick

Mr. Hartwick was elected to the board in 2014 when he was appointed president and chief executive officer. He joined Exchange Bank in 2009 and has served as chief credit officer and chief operating officer. Mr. Hartwick is a seasoned banker with over 39 years of experience, including top level executive responsibility in areas of credit, budgeting, asset and liability management and strategic planning. Mr. Hartwick is a graduate of California State University Sacramento and the Pacific Coast Banking School. His community activities include member of the board for the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Advisory Board member for the Boys & Girls Club of South Sonoma and Marin Counties, and he is a former member of the board at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.

 

William R. Schrader|Chairman of the Board, Exchange Bank

William R. Schrader

Mr. Schrader was elected to the Board in 2008 when he was appointed President. Currently he is Chairman of the Board. He joined the Bank in 1978 and has served as Senior Loan Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Schrader is a graduate of St. Mary's College and received his master's from Golden Gate University. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast School of Banking. Schrader is currently the Chairman for Hanna Boys Center Trustees. His past board chair positions include positions with the YMCA, the Diocesan School Board, National Alliance for the Mentally ILL (NAMI), Santa Rosa Community Health Centers. He is Past Vice Chair for the Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) and director for the California Bankers Association. He has served on numerous advisory boards including Roseland University Prep, Family Life Center, Sunny Hills Services and Sonoma State’s Graduate School of Business.

 

Richard W. Abbey, Esq.|Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery

Richard W. Abbey, Esq.

Mr. Abbey was appointed to the board in 2010 and serves as chair of the board's Technology Committee. He received his degree from the University of California Berkeley and his law degree from the University of California Los Angeles. He has been a practicing attorney in Sonoma County since 1973 and presently is a member of the firm Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren and Emery. He has been the general counsel for the Exchange Bank since the mid-1980s. Mr. Abbey's community involvement activities include the Redwood Empire Food Bank, YMCA, Social Advocates for Youth and Schools Plus Enrichment Foundation.

 

Dante B. Benedetti|Chairman of the Board, Clover Stornetta Farms, Inc. - Trustee, Frank P. Doyle Trust

Dante B. Benedetti

Mr. Benedetti was elected a director in 2002 and named a Doyle trustee in 2008. He is currently chair of the board's Compensation Committee. He attended Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University. Mr. Benedetti is the past president of Clover Stornetta Farms, Inc. and is now chairman of the board of that company. Active in the community, he is a former member of the board at Sonoma County Community Foundation, Hanna Boys Center, California Dairy Institute, Culinary Institute of America, California Independent Grocers Association and the Sonoma County Probation Department Advisory Board.

 

Bruce DeCrona|Retired, Banker

Bruce DeCrona

Mr. DeCrona was elected to the board in 2014. He retired from Exchange Bank in 2013 after serving nearly 18 years in the roles of chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Before that, he worked for 19 years at First Interstate Bank in Nevada and Arizona prior to its purchase by Wells Fargo Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada as well as the Pacific Coast Banking School. In addition to being board member and treasurer for the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, he is also an active volunteer for several other organizations, including the Council on Aging.

 

Steven G. Dutton|President and Co-owner, Dutton Ranch Corp.

Steven G. Dutton

Mr. Dutton was appointed to the board in 2014. He is a fifth generation Sonoma County farmer and lifelong resident of Sebastopol. Mr. Dutton is a partner in Dutton-Goldfield Winery, and he co-owns and operates Dutton Ranch Corp. and Dutton Bros. Farming. Mr. Dutton is actively involved in the agricultural community, contributing to many local associations and boards. His involvement includes the Russian River Valley Winegrowers Foundation, Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Sonoma County Farm Bureau, Sonoma County Farm Trails and he is also a member of the Santa Rosa Junior College Viticulture Advisory Committee.

 

Daniel G. Libarle|President, Lace House Linen Company

Daniel G. Libarle

Mr. Libarle was elected to the Board in 2007 and serves as chair of the board's Loan and Corporate Governance Committees. A graduate of San Jose State University, he is president of their family-owned business, Lace House Linen, Inc., in Petaluma. The business has been in operation since 1915. Mr. Libarle has previous banking experience as the founding chairman of the Bank of Petaluma. That bank was bought by Greater Bay Bank and he served on their board until it was bought by Wells Fargo Bank. He has been very active in his community. His involvement includes the Rotary Club, Boys & Girls Club, Chamber of Commerce, United Way and several trade groups.

 

James M. Ryan|President, Ryan Mortgage Co - Vice Chairman of the Board, Exchange Bank - Trustee, Frank P. Doyle Trust

James M. Ryan

Mr. Ryan was elected to the board in 1997 and named a Doyle trustee in 2007. He now serves as vice-chairman of the board and chairs the board's Audit and Nominating Committees. He is a graduate of California State University Sacramento and is a licensed real estate broker, certified public accountant (inactive) and a licensed general contractor. Mr. Ryan is the owner and president of Ryan Mortgage Company, Inc. and Ryan Realty, Inc. in Santa Rosa. He has served as a director of the American Red Cross, Sonoma County Chapter and numerous trade associations.

 

Marlene K. Soiland|President and CEO, Soiland Management Co. - Corporate Secretary, Exchange Bank

Marlene K. Soiland

Ms. Soiland was elected to the Board in 1997 and is corporate secretary and chair of the board's Trust Committee. After graduation from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, she returned to Santa Rosa and her family business. She is currently president and owner of Soiland Management Co., Inc. Ms. Soiland is involved in several community groups such as the Sonoma County Alliance, Sonoma County Innovation Council, Institute for Family Business and Community Foundation Sonoma County.

 

Carlos G. Tamayo|Chairman of the Board, La Tortilla Factory

Carlos G. Tamayo

Mr. Tamayo was elected a director in 2004 and serves as chair of the board’s Community Reinvestment Act Committee. He is a graduate of Arizona State University with a master’s degree from American Graduate School of International Management. Mr. Tamayo is the chairman of La Tortilla Factory, a family owned business founded in Santa Rosa in 1977. He currently serves on the church council at Spring Hills Community Church. His past community activities include the Salvation Army, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, the Sonoma County Community Foundation and various trade groups.