Heritage Oaks Bank Announces New Banking School Graduate - 10/23/09

For Immediate Release
8:00A.M. PT, October 23rd, 2009
Mitch Massey, SVP

(Paso Robles, CA) Heritage Oaks Bank is proud to announce their new banking school graduate. T. Joseph Stronks, Senior Vice President/Central Services and eBanking Manager, graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS) on September 4, 2009. This year’s graduating class consisted of 211 executives, representing a diverse mix of financial institutions from around the country.

“Heritage Oaks Bank has always been committed to the betterment of its employees with education through PCBS as just one example. We partner with local colleges, promote continuing education and provide company sponsored training opportunities to better prepare our employees for advancement within our organization as well support the communities that we serve,” says Ron Oliveira, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Credit Officer, EVP.

For over 70 years, the prestigious Pacific Coast Banking School has partnered with the University of Washington Graduate School of Business to teach the business of banking to over 10,000 bankers and members of the financial services community. Graduates of this three-year resident session each complete six rigorous inter-session assignments, including an original management thesis. Hundreds of PCBS alumni currently serve as CEOs of financial institutions and in key leadership roles across the country.