Daily News: January 4, 2018

Oak Valley Promotes Two Execs to SVP


Oak Valley Community Bank promoted Julie DeHart to senior vice president, Retail Banking Group manager and Linda Spinelli to senior vice president, Central Operations manager.

DeHart and Spinelli have been with the bank since 2005, each having at least 20 years of total banking experience. DeHart originally joined Oak Valley at a time when the bank was gearing up for expansion. She quickly established herself as an invaluable resource for peers and management alike, which led to numerous promotions over the years.

“Julie is a consummate performer. Time-and-time again, when asked to take on new challenges and additional responsibility, she has risen to the occasion. Through her career path and performance, she has established a solid foundation in branch operations while having the ability to shape the service culture and customer experience within our branches,” stated Rick McCarty, senior executive vice president and COO.

Spinelli has managed the Central Operations Department since joining the bank. During that time, she transformed a three-person electronic banking and branch support team into a full-service customer service center supporting customer and branch needs across the bank’s network.

“Linda has developed a strong team tasked with supporting customers, branches, and other departments across a variety of systems and service delivery channels. To ensure the highest level of customer service, she continues to evaluate and manage our deposit-side transactional workflow; which is ever-increasing in terms of both volume and complexity,” McCarty said.

Oak Valley Bancorp operates Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, through which it offers a variety of loan and deposit products to individuals and small businesses.