OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 28, 2014) - Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced that Mike R. Garcia has joined the Bank as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. He will be based out of our Modesto-12th & I Branch.

Garcia has ten years of commercial banking experience in the Central Valley with a record of serving the banking needs of the local community. Garcia is a Past President of Ripon Rotary and a current member of Downtown Modesto Rotary. He is the current President of Spring Creek Golf and Country Club in Ripon. Garcia is also a founding and current Executive Board member and Secretary of the Boys & Girls Club of Stanislaus County. He was recently recognized as Graduate of the Year for Leadership Modesto at the 2014 Modesto Chamber of Commerce Gala. 

"We are pleased to have Mike join our commercial lending team. With his extensive background in business and community banking, he is a true reflection of our commitment to hiring experienced professionals who are active in the communities we call home," said Dave Harvey, EVP Commercial Banking Group Manager of Oak Valley Community Bank.

He attended California State University, Chico and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Phoenix in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. In his free time, he enjoys golfing and community involvement. Garcia was born in Modesto and currently resides in Ripon with his wife Pam.

Oak Valley Bancorp operates Oak Valley Community Bank & Eastern Sierra Community Bank, through which it offers a variety of loan and deposit products to individuals and small businesses. They currently operate through 14 conveniently located branches: Oakdale, Sonora, Turlock, Stockton, Patterson, Ripon, Escalon, Manteca, three branches in Modesto, and three branches in their Eastern Sierra Division, including Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes and Bishop. 

For more information on Oak Valley Community Bank, call 1-866-844-7500 or visit us online at www.ovcb.com.

Contact Information:

Chris Courtney/Rick McCarty
Phone: (209) 848-BANK (2265)
Toll Free (866) 844-7500