Santa Cruz County Bank Promotes Angelo DeBernardo, Jr. to Chief Lending Officer

Aug 20, 2015, 18:52 ET from Santa Cruz County Bank

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Cruz County Bank (OTCQX: SCZC), a locally owned and operated full-service bank headquartered in Santa Cruz County, today announced the promotion of Angelo DeBernardo, Jr. to Chief Lending Officer.  Mr. DeBernardo joined the Bank at inception in February 2004 as Vice President and Senior Business Lender. Early in his tenure with the Bank and within a year of its opening, he was responsible for administering the Bank's SBA lending program. Under his leadership, the Bank achieved Preferred Lender Status from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the San Francisco and Fresno District Offices.  Since joining the Bank, he has been appointed Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer and serves on the Bank's Senior Management team.

Mr. DeBernardo is a graduate of San Jose State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting. He is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS), a National Graduate School of Banking at the University of Washington in Bellevue, Washington, where he has been an instructor for the past nine years.

Mr. DeBernardo has over 26 years of financial experience, including over seven years as Vice President and Commercial Team Leader of Heritage Bank of Commerce in San Jose, where his market focus extended across the greater Bay Area.  He also spent seven years employed with Pacific Western Bank/Comerica Bank in both Santa Cruz County and San Jose.

An active leader in the community, Mr. DeBernardo is an Emeritus Director of the Dominican Hospital Foundation, a member of Santa Cruz Rotary, co-chair of the Santa Cruz Chapter of Attorneys, Bankers & CPAs (ABC), and has dedicated many years of commitment to local youth organizations and educational fundraising.   He has been a resident of Santa Cruz County for 26 years where he lives with his wife and three kids.  

Santa Cruz County Bank, founded in 2004, is a locally owned and operated community bank with offices located in Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. The Bank offers a variety of competitive deposit and lending solutions for businesses and individuals, including business loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate finance, agricultural loans, SBA and USDA government guaranteed loans, credit cards, merchant services, remote deposit capture, and online services, including bill payment and cash management. The Bank's SBA Department has been recognized as a top SBA lender in Santa Cruz County for 7a and 504 loans for the past eight years.

For more information, visit Santa Cruz County Bank's common stock is listed Over the Counter (OTCQB) under the stock symbol SCZC.

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