Membership Appointments Announced for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council

January 12, 2018

San Francisco, California — The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco announced that Tamara Gurney, president and CEO, Mission Valley Bank, Sun Valley, CA; Gary Harding, president and CEO, Prime Alliance Bank, Woods Cross, UT; and Connie Miller, president and CEO, Icon Credit Union, Boise, ID have been appointed as the newest members of the Twelfth District’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC). Their terms are effective January 1, 2018; CDIAC members generally serve a three-year term.

In addition, Rick Sanborn, president and CEO, Seacoast Commerce Bank, San Diego, CA, has been appointed Council Chair for 2018. He replaces Janet Garufis, president and CEO, Montecito Bank and Trust, Santa Barbara, CA, who concluded her service on December 31, 2017.

Rick Sanborn

Mr. Sanborn joined Seacoast Commerce Bank in October of 2007, and has served as a director, president and CEO since that time. Prior to joining the bank, Mr. Sanborn was the executive vice president and chief banking officer for Pacific Western Bank. He holds an associate’s degree in computer science and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bentley University in Waltham, MA, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from California Pacific University in San Diego, CA.

Tamara Gurney

Tamara Gurney began her career in banking in 1980 as an executive assistant to the president before working her way up to become the bank’s executive vice president and COO. Today she is the founding president and CEO of Mission Valley Bank. Ms. Gurney has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix, and is an honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s School for Bank Administration.

Gary Harding

Gary Harding is the president and CEO of Prime Alliance Bank. Prior to joining Prime Alliance Bank, Mr. Harding was the chief credit officer of TBK Bank in Dallas, TX, and held the same position at TAB Bank in Ogden, UT. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Utah.

Connie Miller

Connie Miller has been with Icon Credit Union for nearly twenty years, and has served as president and CEO since 2008. She began her career at the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council, working for 12 years as the organization’s accountant. Ms. Miller graduated from Boise State University with a B.B.A. in accounting.

The CDIAC represents banks, thrift institutions, and credit unions of various sizes within the Twelfth District. The council provides input to the Bank’s senior management on a variety of topics, including economic and banking conditions, regulatory policies, and payment issues. It was established in 2010 by the Board of Governors to provide input to the Federal Reserve on the economy, lending conditions, and other issues of interest to community depository institutions.

The balance of the council includes:
Elizabeth J. Dooley, president and CEO, Educational Employees Credit Union, Fresno, CA
Gregory Garrabrants, president and CEO, BofI Federal Bank, San Diego, CA
Eugene L. Pelham, president and CEO, Rogue Credit Union, Medford, OR
Robert D. Ramirez, president and CEO, VantageWest Credit Union, Tucson, AR
H.R. (Hal) Russell, president and CEO, Commencement Bank, Tacoma, WA
Andrew J. Ryback, president and CEO, Plumas Bank, Quincy, CA
Joseph M. Schierhorn, president and CEO, Northrim Bank, Anchorage, AK
Daniel L. Skaff, executive vice chairperson, Beneficial State Bancorp, Oakland, CA


Kevin Sajdak
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
(415) 977-3631


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