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Sierra Bancorp appoints three directors

Sierra BancorpSierra Bancorp, the holding company of Bank of the Sierra, announced the appointment of three new board members effective September 15, 2016.
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The newly-appointed directors, Robb Evans, Vonn R. Christenson, and Laurence S. Dutto, were also appointed as directors of Bank of the Sierra by the Bank's Board.

Mr. Evans was most recently Chairman of the Board for Coast Bancorp and Coast National Bank, which were acquired by Sierra Bancorp on July 8, 2016.

Mr. Evans has extensive prior executive-level banking experience including Chief Executive Officer at four California banks, three international banking corporations chartered by the Federal Reserve, and a Hong Kong merchant bank.

He has held banking positions ranging from teller trainee to Chairman of the Board.

Currently, Mr. Evans and his organization, Robb Evans & Associates LLC, serve as fiduciaries or advisors in complex corporate and financial matters.

After working for a time as an attorney in Orange County, California, Mr. Christenson joined the Christenson Law Firm in Porterville, California.

Mr. Christenson graduated from Brigham Young University with honors in 2003, and later earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School in 2006.

Mr. Dutto joins the Board of Directors as aretired college administrator with extensive hands-on agricultural experience.

His decorated 30-year career as an administrator at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California includes service as Provost of the Tulare College Center, Dean of Academic Services, Dean of Technical Education, Agriculture Division Chair, and Faculty Academic Senate President.

Mr. Dutto's prior agricultural experience includes 15 years working on his family dairy farm.



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