Kevin Rappleye, a 24-year banking veteran, has joined the Citizens Bank of Northern California as Senior Vice President and SBA Government Guaranteed Business Development Officer.
Mr. Rappleye, whose career includes 20 years of specializing in government-guaranteed lending, will be central to the Bank’s expanded commitment to SBA lending.
Founded in February 1995, Citizens Bank, headquartered in Nevada City, became a wholly owned subsidiary of Citizens Bancorp (OTCBB:CZNB) in 2003.
In addition to their Auburn branch located in Placer County, the Bank has six other branches in communities throughout Nevada County, including Nevada City, Grass Valley, Penn Valley, Lake of the Pines, and Truckee.
The Bank offers community banking services, including a wide variety of deposit products, commercial, residential and consumer loans, and other traditional banking products and services, designed to meet the needs of small and middle market businesses and individuals.
Commenting on the appointement, Gary D. Gall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Bancorp, and Citizens Bank of Northern California, was quoted as saying: “Citizens Bank has been committed from our beginning in 1995 to providing SBA and other government guaranteed lending products in our communities. “Our Bank has set the course to reach a “Preferred” lender status with the SBA and Kevin’s deep experience with SBA 7a, 504 and USDA loans will help us accomplish this”, Gall added.
“I am thrilled to return to the world of community banking where helping small business has brought such tremendous personal and professional satisfaction”, said Rappleye.
He added, “The people and culture of Citizens Bank, combined with the commitment to the SBA program to assist small business, will be a powerful combination for years to come.
“The team we are building looks forward to serving the business people who make our country great”.