Since September ’08, Steve has been President & Chief Executive Officer of River City Bank, the largest and most profitable bank based in Sacramento. Under his leadership, the Bank has doubled in size from $800 million to $2 billion in total assets.
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, a member of the Sacramento Host Committee, President of the Sacramento chapter of Lambda Alpha, the honorary society for the advancement of land economics, and President of the Capital Region Family Business Center.
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, Pat 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. Pat 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. Pat has built a highly successful career based on hard work, great people skills and the overwhelming desire to provide exceptional customer service.
Pat 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.
Dan Franklin is responsible for managing River City Bank’s commercial banking team in the San Francisco Bay Area and leading the bank’s expansion efforts in the region. Dan joined River City Bank in 2008 and has also held the positions of Relationship Manager and Business Development Officer. With a heavy focus on customer service, strong analytical skills, and an in depth understanding of the bank’s culture,Dan has been instrumental to the bank’s rapid growth over the past several years and was the top producer in 4 out of the 5 years preceding his promotion to Bay Area Commercial Banking Director. Prior to joining River City Bank, Dan was a Relationship Credit Manager at Presidio Bank in San
Dan received both his undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of California at Davis and is a recipient of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
As Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources, Amii oversees all human resources functions for the Bank. In addition, Amii is the executive lead for the Corporate Governance Committee, and Human Resources and Compensation Committee of the Board.
Leveraging 20+ years of experience in Chief Administrative Officer, Compliance Officer, and Senior Counsel roles for organizations including McKesson and Allianz, Amii has a unique ability to align culture with corporate strategy for business goal achievement. Prior to joining the River City Bank team, Amii provided executive coaching, human resources, and compliance consulting services for business clientele as Principal of Barnard-Bahn Consulting. She is a frequent speaker and author on topics including leadership development, business ethics, and management best practices.
Amii holds a JD from Georgetown and a BA from Tufts University, is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional, and an Associate Certified Coach. Amii has served on multiple boards devoted to the arts and family health, and currently serves on the 2020 Women on Boards Leadership Committee.
As Senior Vice President (SVP), Chief Information Officer and Director of Operations, Brett oversees River City Bank’s daily operations and strategic initiatives, along with managing the Bank’s teams of information technology and operations professionals, outsourced vendors, information services, and information security compliance. With an expansive community banking background and information technology fluency, Brett is a seasoned financial professional with a passion for community institutions.
Brett has 13 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining River City Bank, Brett was with Five Star Bank in Sacramento, where in three short years he rose from Technology and Operations Manager to Chief Operating Officer. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, earning his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and recently earned his Master of Business Administration at California State University Sacramento.
Brett currently resides in West Sacramento and enjoys movies, travel, and exploring the outdoors by hiking, backpacking, and sport shooting.
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.