Editor's Note: Bank of Marin released the following announcement.
Bank of Marin (NASDAQ: BMRC) announced last week that Ruth Edwards has joined the bank as the new commercial banking regional manager in Napa. Edwards will lead the bank’s commercial banking efforts in Napa and Sonoma Valley, focusing on commercial loans, commercial real estate, and wine industry related businesses.
A longtime resident of Sonoma, Edwards brings more than 11 years of commercial lending experience with both community and national banks. She has spent the past eight years at Mechanics Bank in Napa, first as a Senior Relationship Manager and most recently as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for the Napa Corporate Banking Office.
“We are very pleased to have such an experienced commercial banker and respected leader join Bank of Marin, as it underscores our commitment to the Napa market,” said Russell A. Colombo, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Ruth brings great knowledge of the local market, particularly the wine industry, which will add value and momentum for us in the North Bay.”
Edwards has a B.A. in Biological Sciences and a B.A. in Political Science, both from UC Davis. She serves on the Board of Community Action Napa Valley, and has previously served on the board of The Valley of the Moon Boys & Girls Club, and been involved with the United Way of Sonoma-Mendocino-Lake and COPE Family Center.
“With Ruth’s leadership, we will continue building a strong team in Napa that will grow our business in this important commercial market including expanding our relationships in the wine industry,” said Timothy Myers, SVP Commercial Banking Manager.
Edwards joins two other lenders, Christopher Cappeto and Jeanne Szmidt at Bank of Marin’s Napa office, located at 600 Trancas Street.