Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp, added Michael Stevens as vice president, commercial loan officer. He will be based out of the Stockton, CA branch.

Stevens brings more than 12 years of commercial banking experience to Oak Valley. He most recently served as vice president of business banking at the Bank of Stockton, and was previously a vice president at Capital First Bank, Bank of America and California Bank & Trust, among others.

In his new role, he will help grow and maintain new and existing loan relationships. He is currently a loan committee member at the California Capital Financial Development Corporation.

“We are pleased to have Michael join our commercial lending team. With his wide-ranging knowledge in portfolio management and business community banking, he will be a great asset to the bank,” said Gary Stephens, SVP, senior lending officer.