Gina Thoma Peterson will join Avidbank as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Throughout her career, Peterson’s expertise has been focused on understanding the business, strategic initiatives, and navigating risks. For more than two decades, she has led teams in the identification and mitigation of operational, regulatory and financial risks. She has also specialized in the timely execution of operational activities and change management during periods of organizational growth.

“With both her skill set and the cultural fit, Gina is uniquely qualified to take on the role of Avidbank’s Chief Operating Officer,” said Chairman and CEO, Mark D. Mordell.

“Her regulatory background, combined with her broad knowledge of institutional governance and risk management practices, complements the bank’s overall strategic plan. Her exceptional skills bolster our ability to scale operations while creating greater depth in our management team.”