Bank of the Sierra recently named Kelli Blackburn as Market President for the San Luis Obispo area. Kelli, who was previously VP, SBA Loan Officer at the Bank’s San Luis Obispo office, will oversee the operations of five branch locations along the Central Coast. Kelli’s locations include San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Atascadero and Arroyo Grande. Additionally Kelli will oversee the Pismo Beach location which is scheduled to open later this year. Kelli will also be responsible for assessing the risk of financial transactions executed by bank personnel; directing, coordinating, and monitoring activities to implement institution policies, procedures and practices; and generating new business.
Kelli brings over 13 years of experience in banking and financial services in the San Luis Obispo area. She joined the Bank of the Sierra team in March of 2017.
Mike Olague, EVP/Chief Banking Officer, expressed his approval for Kelli’s promotion, “Kelli is a great addition to the Bank of the Sierra team and will serve as our senior banker in this important market. She will be actively involved in the community to promote the Bank of the Sierra brand.”
About Bank of the Sierra
Bank of the Sierra is in its 40th year of operations and is the largest independent bank headquartered in the South San Joaquin Valley. Bank of the Sierra is a community-centric regional bank, which offers a full range of retail and commercial banking services via 34 full-service branches located throughout California's South San Joaquin Valley and neighboring communities, on the Central Coast, and in Southern California locations including the Santa Clara Valley. We also maintain a loan production office and an online branch, and provide specialized lending services through an agricultural credit center, a real estate industries center, and an SBA center.