Exchange Bank is pleased to announce Debbie Meekins as the newest member of Exchange Bank’s Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2018. Ms. Meekins brings a wealth of banking expertise and respected leadership experience in both the finance world and with non-profit organizations, having formerly served as CEO of Sonoma National Bank, Executive Vice President and Retail Banking Director of Sterling Savings Bank, and President and CEO of Poppy Bank.
“Debbie complements our very strong board and fully shares our values. She has unquestionable integrity, professionalism, naturally positive leadership skills and compassion for the community,” said Bill Schrader, Chairman of the Board.
Ms. Meekins has a long history of community service in Sonoma County. She has chaired the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Rose Parade. She has been recognized as one of the top “25 Women to Watch” in banking by U.S. Banker Magazine and the “Best Business Community Leader in Sonoma County” in a North Bay Biz reader’s poll. She created a forum for Women in Business in Sonoma County which provided education to assist women and minority-owned businesses which spanned 10 years.
Ms. Meekins currently serves on the Board of Western Bankers Association, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Redwood Empire Food Bank.