Brandy Lee Seppi

Summit State Bank Welcomes Brandy Lee Seppi as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Santa Rosa, CA – (February 2, 2015) – Summit State Bank (NASDAQ: SSBI) has appointed Brandy Lee Seppi as their new Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Brandy brings over 20 years of lending and community banking experience to her role, with thirteen years focused on commercial banking analysis, credit and portfolio management and business development with City National Bank. She most recently served as Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for Umpqua Bank.

"We are pleased to welcome Brandy as our Chief Credit Officer to lead our commercial lending team. She will play a critical role as we continue our focus on lending to small businesses with our $100,000,000 Small Business Lending Program. Her experience as a local small business owner will serve her well in her new position," said Tom Duryea, president and CEO of Summit State Bank.

Brandy graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California at San Diego. She currently serves on the Board of Directors with Healdsburg Education Foundation, is a member of the North Bay Angels, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the Italian Catholic Federation in Healdsburg. Brandy grew up in Healdsburg where she resides with her husband and three children. Together she and her husband, Will, own Cousteaux French Bakery. In her free time, Brandy enjoys spending time with family and friends, their Yellow Labrador and newly adopted kitten.

Summit State Bank has total assets of $460 million and total equity of $68 million at December 31, 2014. Headquartered in Sonoma County, the Bank provides diverse financial products and services throughout Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, and Marin Counties. Summit has been recognized as one of the Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and Top Corporate Philanthropist by the North Bay Business Journal. In addition, Summit State Bank received the 2013 Rising Star Award from the California Independent Bankers, the 2012 Community Bank Award from the American Bankers Association for its nonprofit work, and has been recognized as one of the North Bay’s Best Places to Work by the North Bay Business Journal. Summit has also been consistently recognized as a high performing bank by Findley Reports. Summit State Bank’s stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol SSBI. Further information can be found at www.summitstatebank.com.


Contact:
Thomas Duryea
President and CEO
Summit State Bank
PO Box 6188
Santa Rosa, CA 95406
(707) 568-4920
tduryea@summitstatebank.com