Third-generation banker to contribute industry knowledge and aid in governance
SACRAMENTO, CA – River City Bank, Sacramento’s premier business bank and one of the region’s fastest growing companies, announced Gary Orr as the newest member of its Board of Directors. A third-generation banker with nearly 40 years of experience, Orr recently retired from Wells Fargo Bank, where he held a variety of leadership roles over the course of 32 years. He brings extensive experience in Investor Commercial Real Estate lending, having most recently led efforts to build relationships with CRE investors across the United States. Prior to that assignment, Orr led Wells Fargo’s middle market commercial banking teams for the Central Valley, including the Sacramento, Modesto, Stockton and North Valley Markets. As a member of the board, Orr will aid in River City Bank’s continued expansion efforts throughout California.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Gary to the River City Bank board at a time when our home market in Sacramento is strong and our footprint in the Bay Area and Southern California continues to expand,” said Steve Fleming, President and CEO of River City Bank. “Gary’s extensive experience in many facets of commercial banking make him a valuable addition to the board, and we look forward to pairing his high-level insights with our nimble and client-centered approach to commercial banking.”
“On behalf of the entire River City Bank team, we are excited to welcome Gary Orr to the board,” said Shawn Devlin, chairman of the board at River City Bank. “For nearly four decades, Gary has been instrumental in the success of banks throughout the United States, and we look forward to incorporating his insights as we continue to capitalize on new opportunities for growth.”
“River City Bank is one of the best-run community banks in California, with an enviable record of financial performance, portfolio growth and community leadership,” said Gary Orr, board member at River City Bank. “Having recently retired from one of the nation’s largest banks, I’m intensely interested in learning more about the inner workings of one of the most successful community-based banks, and I look forward to helping the bank expand its business and commercial real estate lending efforts.”
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Orr earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from the University of Pittsburgh. For the past five years, Orr led a national team of specialized lending professionals as Wells Fargo’s EVP/Division Manager of Investor Commercial Real Estate for Middle Market Banking. In addition to commercial real estate, he also has significant expertise in lending to companies in many industry verticals including agriculture, distribution, manufacturing, retailing, transportation, ski resort areas and wholesaling.
Orr currently sits an independent director on several company boards and serves on the boards of three local non-profit organizations including the Society for the Blind, Easter Seals Superior California and the Capital Region Family Business Center. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Mountain Valley Chapter of American Leadership Forum.
For more information about River City Bank’s Board of Directors, visit RiverCityBank.com/board-of-directors.
About River City Bank
Named one of Sacramento Business Journal’s “50 Fastest Growing Companies” for each of the past three years, River City Bank is the Sacramento region’s premier business bank with assets over $2.4 billion. River City Bank offers a comprehensive suite of banking services, including loans, deposits and cash management tools to the business, consumer and commercial real estate sectors. With tailored, executive-level service and a “Superior” financial rating from the nation’s leading independent bank-rating firm, Bauer Financial, River City Bank redefines the banking experience and every touch point that surrounds it. River City Bank is the largest, independent, locally-owned bank in the Sacramento region with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and a presence in Southern California. For additional information, please visit RiverCityBank.com or call (916) 567-2600. Member FDIC.