FRESNO and VISALIA, Calif., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Suncrest Bank today announced the opening of its first office in Fresno and the appointments of Jennette Williams as President for the Fresno market and Jeannine Welton as Commercial Banking Manager for Fresno. The bank also announced that Craig Howells, its Government Loan Products Manager, would also be joining the new Fresno team.
Making the announcement, President and CEO, Ciaran McMullan said, "This is a logical next step in the development of Suncrest Bank, and under Jennette's leadership, I am looking forward to both better serving our existing Fresno customers, and further growing our business in that market." Ms. Williams added, "I was attracted by Suncrest's community banking philosophy, and the opportunity to build the business from the bottom up in Fresno." The new office will be Suncrest's second location in Fresno County, having opened a full service branch in Kingsburg in June of 2015.
Suncrest's Board and Management already have significant ties to the Fresno market. Bill Benneyan, Chairman of the Bank, who was born and raised in Fresno and is a graduate of CSU Fresno, said, "The Board could not be more pleased with the leadership of our executive management team and the strategic direction of the bank. I am particularly excited to open our first office in the city where I grew up." As at 12/31/15 Suncrest Bank was approximately $300 million in total assets.
About Suncrest Bank
Suncrest Bank, member FDIC, is locally owned and operated and offers a full range of commercial, small business and agribusiness loans, cash management services and personal deposit products throughout the Central Valley of California. It is regularly rated Five Stars by Bauer Financial as one of the nation's strongest financial institutions, and for the second straight year, Suncrest has been named in the top 200 Healthiest Banks in America by analysis firm, DepositsAccounts.com. It is a Preferred Lender with the Small Business Administration and its stock can be purchased on the open market, trading on the OTCQX under the ticker symbol SBKK. To purchase Suncrest shares contact Mr. Michael Natzic, at Crowell, Weedon & Co. on 909.584.4500 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other information, visit www.suncrestbank.com
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