Donna Sutherland is the newest Premier Relationship Manager, Vice President at River City Bank. She is no stranger to River City Bank; in fact, she began her career here at our Woodland Branch as its Assistant Manager nearly a decade ago. Recently, we met with the RCB boomerang to talk about the causes that she is passionate about, and her love for all things Disney.
Hometown: Alameda, CA
First Job: I was a cashier at Del Taco.
Favorite Quote(s): Yesterday is past, tomorrow is not promised, today is a gift, which is why it is called the present. ― Bill Keane
Favorite Movie: The Wizard of Oz – there is a little bit of Dorothy in all of us!
Favorite place in Sacramento: The Firehouse Restaurant. It has a romantic atmosphere, delicious food, and a great wine list.
First site or app you check in the morning: LinkedIn for a quick news download.
Favorite city to visit: San Diego, CA. It has perfect weather and beautiful beaches!
What is something people would be surprised to know about you? I am a huge Disney fan. I love to visit the parks with family and friends whenever I can! I always feel like a kid and enjoy the little details that Disney does throughout the park to make it a magical experience.
Which causes/nonprofits do you support? There are two organizations that I support and each for a very personal reason: Shriners Hospital and the March of Dimes. I have a particular affinity for Shriners Hospital because they performed spinal surgery on my daughter. Families are never billed for their services, and they never turn away a child because of a family’s inability to pay. As a mother, the March of Dimes also holds a special place in my heart. The organization works towards reducing premature births and helping mothers have healthier pregnancies.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being somewhere on a beach, watching the waves.
What did you want to be when you were a child? I wanted to be a singer, specifically, a country singer.
What was the best piece of business advice you were given when you were starting out? Control what you can control and don’t let the rest weigh you down.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Building strong relationships in all of the positions I have held and mentoring others to achieve their goals.
What do you like best about working at River City Bank? The culture is amazing! I am proud to work for a bank that cares so much about the customers and communities that we serve.