Meet the Summit Team

Meet the Team

 

At Summit State Bank, we pride ourselves in hiring talented and caring employees at all levels of our organization. We choose each team member carefully and continually provide training and support to ensure a premier employee and customer experience.

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Jim Brush

President and CEO

Jim Brush was named President and CEO in April of 2016. He has served on the Summit State Bank Board of Directors since 2009 and most recently was the Chair of the Bank’s Loan Committee. Prior to joining Summit, he had a CPA tax practice in Healdsburg ...


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Brian Reed

Executive Vice President and CCO

Brian Reed brings over 30 years of lending and community banking experience to his role. He has been in banking since 1985, most recently as EVP and Chief Credit Officer for First Community Bank.


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Brandy Lee Seppi

Brandy Lee Seppi

Executive Vice President and CLO

Brandy Lee Seppi 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 ...


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Linda Bertauche

Linda Bertauche

Executive Vice President and COO

Linda Bertauche is responsible for loan operations, branch administration, regulatory compliance and risk management. After joining Summit State Bank in 2005 as Compliance Officer and Vice President, she was later promoted to Senior ....


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Dennis Kelley

Dennis Kelley

Executive Vice President and CFO

Dennis Kelley has been the Bank's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2005.  Previously, he worked as an Investment Representative/Registered Investment Advisor for A. G. Edwards. He has also held management ...


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Melissa Tunzi

Melissa Tunzi

Business Development Officer

Melissa joined Summit State Bank in 2014 and has over 12 years of banking experience. In her new role as Business Development Officer, she will focus on the Petaluma market where she and her family reside. A Sonoma County native, Melissa is actively involved ...


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Joe Scaramella

Joe Scaramella

VP, Business Development Officer

Joe graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Economics from Sonoma State. As a former Board of Director for the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club, Joe enjoys playing golf while developing business relationships ...


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