Heritage Oaks Bank Welcomes New Executive Vice President - 02/22/12

For Immediate Release
9:10 A.M. PT, February 22, 2012


(Paso Robles, CA) – Heritage Oaks Bank is pleased to announce that Karen Dally has joined the team as Executive Vice President, Talent Management and Organizational Development Officer. She is responsible for leading the Human Resources and Learning and Development departments. Ms. Dally will be headquartered at the Administration office in Paso Robles.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Karen Dally to our team,” says Simone Lagomarsino, President and Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Oaks Bank. “She is a phenomenal fit with our corporate culture and core values and her experience and expertise in talent management and organizational development in the financial services industry will add value and depth to our team,” adds Lagomarsino.

Karen Dally commented, “I am pleased to be joining the Heritage Oaks Bank team. The Bank is a leader in the local communities it serves along the Central Coast through its involvement in local organizations and sponsorship of events. The Bank’s employees actively volunteer at community events and with non-profit organizations which has a positive impact on the lives of others. I am particularly excited to have the opportunity to work with the professional team of employees at this exciting juncture in the Bank’s history.”

Prior to joining the Heritage Oaks Bank team, Ms. Dally held the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer titles at various banks. Most recently her work experience includes CoastHills Federal Credit Union, Vineyard Bank, N.A., and Hawthorne Savings. With over 20 years of experience as an executive human resources, training and administrative professional, Ms. Dally has led strategic corporate culture transformations, talent acquisition, and training and development programs. She also maintains a human resource certification as an SPHR-CA professional.