River City Bank is expanding its business banking services in California’s North Bay region and has hired Jim Kimball as executive vice president and market president for the region.

Kimball will expand the bank’s commercial banking presence by establishing a footprint and hiring a locally based team to serve business clients and communities in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties.

He brings more than 30 years of experience building and leading commercial banking teams, having most recently led commercial banking, retail banking, wealth management and marketing efforts as chief operating officer at Bank of Marin. As a longtime Petaluma resident, Kimball also remains involved in a variety of community organizations and shares a passion for the region with members of River City Bank’s leadership team.

“Given my history as a banking executive in the North Bay and CEO of National Bank of the Redwoods, it’s fair to say that our search for the right person to bring River City Bank’s market sophistication and community-mindedness to the area has been a bit of a personal quest as well,” said Steve Fleming, president and CEO of River City Bank.

“We are pleased to have Jim at the helm, and I am confident that his vision will soon overtake my own as he establishes new business relationships and builds a local team to foster growth in the region.”

Prior to his role with Bank of Marin, Kimball spent nine years at Wells Fargo, five of which involved leading Wells Fargo’s North Coast Regional Commercial Banking Office and Wine Industry Specialty Group. Prior to Wells Fargo, he served as regional president of Northern California and Nevada for Wachovia Bank. Earlier in his career, Kimball spent more than 20 years with Bank of America, where he served in various roles including senior vice president and market executive for the commercial banking Bay Area Region, a territory spanning from San Jose to the Oregon border.