Since September ’08, Steve has been President & Chief Executive Officer of River City Bank, the largest and most profitable bank based in Sacramento.
He has over 35 years of banking experience, including over 20 years with Bank of America in Sacramento and London, England. While with Bank of America, he held a variety of progressively more senior positions, including serving as the head of Capital Raising and a member of the Executive Committee for the Bank’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa Division.
Immediately prior to joining River City Bank, he was the Founder and CEO of Presidio Bank in San Francisco. He was also the President & CEO of National Bank of the Redwoods in Santa Rosa.
Steve has been involved in a variety of charitable activities over the years, including currently serving as a board member for the Kelly Foundation. He is also on the board of the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council and President of the Sacramento chapter of Lambda Alpha, the honorary society for the advancement of land economics.
Steve received a BA in Economics from the University of California at Davis and was awarded membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He also completed his MBA at the University of California at Berkeley.
As Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Anker Christensen manages all financial reporting and budgeting for the bank. Additionally, he oversees the internal audit and compliance departments and property management and facilities department. In addition, Anker is the Executive lead for the Audit Committee, ALCO Committee, and Compliance Committee.
Prior to River City Bank, Anker was a Senior Manager with KPMG LLP US, where he spent 14 years providing audit services, merger and acquisition consulting, Sox404 compliance consulting, and SEC reporting services to clients in the financial services industry. Other industries served included, biotech, manufacturing and government.
Anker attended California State University-Fullerton earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Married with three sons and residing in Roseville, Anker is a Special Olympics Coach and involved with various activities associated with Bayside Church. In addition, Anker is Treasurer for Warmline Inc., a Finance Committee member for Sacramento Regional Community Foundation and a Kelly Foundation Board member.
As Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Lewis utilizes her 20 years of financial-services experience to manage the bank’s operations, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures and maintaining the premier level of client services upon which River City Bank has established its reputation. Ms. Lewis has over 14 years of experience with River City Bank having held such positions as Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Director and Vice, President, Cash Management Director. Ms. Lewis has built a highly successful career based on hard work, great people skills and the overwhelming desire to provide exceptional customer service.
Ms. Lewis is a graduate of Texas A&M and holds a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University. She is active in community service and is currently serving on the board of Wellspring Women’s Center. When she is not busy at work, she and her husband enjoy spending quality time with their son.
As Chief Credit Officer, Pat McHone has been an integral member of River City Bank’s executive team since 2008. In his role, Pat is responsible for all aspects of overseeing loan production and credit quality for the Bank’s portfolio of consumer, business banking and commercial real estate loans.
To maintain River City Bank’s solid loan portfolio, Pat places a strong emphasis on knowing our borrowers inside and out, and knowing every aspect of their financial statement.
With more than 30 years of experience, his banking career includes 16 years as Senior Vice President and Sacramento Valley Region Manager at Mechanics Bank and seven years at Security Pacific Bank.
Pat received a B.S. in Business Administration from Menlo College, School of Business Administration.
John is responsible for the relationship management and business development activities for River City Bank’s Commercial Banking business. He manages staff located in the greater Sacramento Region and Bay Area in addition to Southern California. John has over 25 years of commercial lending experience in general commercial & industrial as well as commercial real estate with a particular focus on food & agribusiness both locally and nationally. His responsibilities include and have included business development, credit underwriting and administration, portfolio management, operations, compliance and customer service.
John returned home to the Sacramento area in 2013 to assume responsibilities for managing River City Bank’s Commercial Banking activities. Prior to River City Bank, John established Wells Fargo Bank’s first Food & Agribusiness industry specialty group in Chicago – eventually growing the group to credit commitments of approximately $5Bn with offices in 9 states throughout the Eastern 2/3 of the U.S. over the 8 years John managed the group. John had previously been an SVP and Senior Client Manager for Bank of America both in Chicago and in Sacramento where he was responsible for relationship management duties in the commercial & industrial, commercial real estate and agribusiness sectors.
John earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural & Managerial Economics from U.C. Davis and an MBA from Cornell University.
Victoria Dolan brings passion, creativity, and a highly analytical mind coupled with more than 25 years of human resources, sales and management experience to her role as Senior Vice President, Human Resources Director for River City Bank. As a member of River City Bank’s executive team since 2001, Ms. Dolan has implemented strategic performance management and staffing initiatives that have contributed to the Bank’s efficiency, stability and outstanding performance.
Previously, Victoria spent 10 years in progressively responsible positions in the recruiting and staffing industry; ultimately managing the Northern California region as District Manager for a construction staffing firm. Early on, she managed one of Adecco’s (then Adia’s) first exclusive multi-million dollar national staffing agreements for a nationwide bank. The staffing industry’s entrepreneurial spirit taught her how to manage a business and exposed her to a variety of diverse industries where she recruited, placed and, at times, managed over 10,000 employees ranging from hourly to senior management positions.
Victoria Dolan holds Senior Professional in Human Resources and California certifications from the Human Resources Certification Institute. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in Communications from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is also a graduate of the Human Resources Management School at the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin. Victoria and her husband are the proud parents of two current Cal Poly undergrads.
As Senior Vice President (SVP), Chief Information Officer, Eric brings a unique combination of information technology (IT) acumen and leadership experience to the role. Eric develops and implements strategic plans for banking technology, both employee and client-facing, while overseeing the daily information services function for River City Bank. Additionally, Eric manages technology maintenance and acquisition, including software, hardware, application development, systems programming, systems support, data processing operations, telecommunications, ATMs, Internet banking, cash management, voice response and related systems. With information security threats at a record high, a primary focus is to oversee River City Bank’s highly important information security program.
Eric boasts a successful and extensive career in the IT industry, beginning with his work in computer technical support and software development at Apple. For more than six years, he was a partner at Vital Networks, where the company provided outsourced IT services to small and mid-sized businesses.
Eric attended the University of California, Davis earning both a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Agricultural and Resource Economics. Married with two daughters and residing in Davis, Eric enjoys playing golf and staying plugged-in to all things tech-related.
Amber manages and oversees the marketing function for River City Bank. Her diverse responsibilities include developing and executing the Bank’s marketing plans and monitoring their success, organizing and conducting the Bank’s signature events within the business community, as well as managing the daily operations of the marketing department.
Prior to joining River City Bank, Amber was the marketing director of a Denver-based national law firm and, prior to that, served for more than six years as a sales and marketing project manager for a major real estate marketing and development company in Chicago. Amber earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and holds real estate licenses in California and Colorado. Amber currently serves on the boards of the Kelly Foundation and Sierra Forever Families. She is also the marketing committee chairperson for the Capital Region Family Business Center. In her free time, Amber enjoys running, cycling and spending time with her husband and two daughters.