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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ....
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...