Heritage Oaks Bank Promotes Russell Pereira to VP, Commercial Lending Officer - 09/24/10

For Immediate Release
8:00A.M. PT, September 24, 2010
Mitch Massey, SVP
805.369.5281
mmassey@heritageoaksbank.com

(Arroyo Grande, CA) - Heritage Oaks Bank recently announced the promotion of Russell (Russ) Pereira to the position of Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer. In his newly expanded role, Russ will continue to build and manage a commercial lending portfolio in the Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria areas.

“Russ has been instrumental in increasing loan production and creating networking opportunities in the Santa Maria and Arroyo Grande areas,” says, Joanne Funari, President, Business First Bank/EVP and Chief Lending Officer, Heritage Oaks Bank. “Russ is a vital contributor to our banking team and is a trusted resource for customers; always assisting them in navigating through the ever changing economic environment,” adds Funari.