Oak Valley Community Bank hired Nicole Banks as assistant vice president, commercial loan officer. She will be based out of the Sonora East Branch.

Banks brings several years of agricultural and commercial banking experience to Oak Valley. She will be responsible for new business development in the Sonora and Oakdale areas, as well as, managing an existing client portfolio.

“Nicole joins the bank with a solid background in ag business. Her experience and community involvement provides tremendous value to our lending team,” stated Senior Vice President, Gary Stephens.

Oak Valley Bancorp operates Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, with 16 branches located throughout California.