OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Community Bank of the Bay (OTCBB:CBYAA) has announced that William Keller has joined the bank.
“Bill will be a great addition to Community Bank of the Bay as he has been a commercial lender in the East Bay for 25 years,” said Brian Garrett, president and chief executive officer. “As a well capitalized bank, Community Bank of the Bay is even more poised for a well respected banker, such as Keller, to be a major contributor to its growth. Bill brings leadership and industry knowledge to the bank which will greatly enhance facets of our lending capabilities.”
“I’m excited to be working with Community Bank of the Bay and look forward to assisting local businesses and non-profits achieve their goals,” said Keller. “I believe the bank’s consultative approach to banking and commitment to customer service is exactly what privately held businesses are looking for in a financial partner.”
Prior to joining the bank, Keller served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Diablo Valley Bank until its acquisition by Heritage Bank of Commerce. Keller was previously president and chief executive officer of Bay Bank of Commerce, a wholly owned subsidiary of Greater Bay Bancorp and senior vice president of Civic Bank of Commerce.
Keller holds a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, East Bay and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School, University of Washington. He has been active in local non-profit organizations including as a board member of Oakland’s Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation.
Community Bank of the Bay (Member FDIC) is located in downtown Oakland and is the home of the Bay Area Green Fund™ and the Oakland 1st Fund™. Community Bank of the Bay serves the financial needs of a variety of commercial customers including businesses, professional service firms, non-profit organizations and churches. Information on the bank and its services is available online at www.communitybankbay.com