OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 5, 2015) - Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced the promotion of Janis Powers to Executive Vice President - Risk Management. 

Powers has been an integral part of the management team since joining the Bank in 2000, and becoming Senior Vice President - Risk Management Officer in 2005. "Janis embodies operational excellence and understands that the highest level of customer service comes from error free execution," stated Rick McCarty, EVP/CAO/CFO. "Her detailed nature lends itself to risk management, as she employs thorough analysis to evaluate organizational impact."

Oak Valley Community Bank President and CEO, Chris Courtney stated, "We are incredibly fortunate to have an individual who possesses the ability to harmonize enterprise risk with that of Oak Valley's customer service culture."

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 15 branches in Oakdale, Sonora, Turlock, Stockton, Patterson, Ripon, Escalon, Manteca, Tracy, three branches in Modesto, and three branches in their Eastern Sierra Division, which includes Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes, and Bishop.

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

Contact Information:

Chris Courtney/Rick McCarty
Phone: (209) 848-2265