PORTERVILLE, CA – Bank of the Sierra recently announced Ryan E. Jennings as VP, Senior Commercial Loan Officer for the bank’s Visalia branch, located at 128 E. Main Street. Jennings will be responsible for developing and managing loan accounts.
Jennings brings many years of banking experience to Bank of the Sierra, previously serving as VP, Commercial Banker/Relationship Manager at Pacific Western Bank where he was quickly promoted to Business Development Officer within the first year. Jennings graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. In addition, Jennings was actively involved in his community serving at both the Rotary Club of Camarillo and the Camarillo Family YMCA for more than 10 years, respectively.
David Soares, Visalia Market President, expressed his enthusiasm about Bank of the Sierra’s newest team member, “We are excited to add Ryan to our Visalia loan team. He has many years’ experience as a commercial loan officer and in developing banking relationships.”
About Bank of the Sierra
Bank of the Sierra is in its 41st 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 with full-service branches located within the counties of Tulare, Kern, Kings, Fresno, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. The bank also maintains an online branch, and provides specialized lending services through an agricultural credit center, a real estate industries center, and an SBA center. In 2018, Bank of the Sierra received a Bauer Financial 5-star rating, an honor only awarded to the strongest financial institutions in the country.