Deborah A. Meekins
President & Chief Executive Officer
Debbie joined First Community Bank in August of 2012 bringing 34 years of banking experience in the local community and in Northern California. Debbie joined Sonoma National Bank in 1985 as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and became the President and Chief Executive Officer in 1990 until the sale of the Bank in 2007. Under her management, the bank's assets grew to $1.3 billion with thirteen branches and six loan production offices. The bank was nationally recognized for growth, earnings and efficiency ratio. In 2007, Sonoma National Bank was acquired by Sterling Savings Bank. Debbie was appointed Executive Vice President and Retail Banking Director, overseeing 176 branches in 2007, Chief Production Officer with more than 1,200 employees in 2009 and California Market President in 2012. Debbie has a long and rich history in Sonoma County. In 2006, she was named one of the top "25 Women to Watch" by U.S. Banker Magazine. In 2007, she received the prestigious award for "Best Business Community Leader" in Sonoma County from the North Bay Biz Magazine based readers poll. Debbie continues her service in the Santa Rosa community serving as a board member of the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation and statewide as a member of the Board of Directors of the California Bankers Association. Previous affiliations include chairing the local chapter of the United Way, the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce and the Luther Burbank Rose Parade.
Debbie K. Fakalata
Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Prior to coming to First Community Bank, beginning in 1991 Debbie has served as Chief Financial Officer for three commercial banks: Stockmans Bank of Elk Grove, North Coast Bank and, most recently, Summit State Bank. During her time at Stockmans Bank, Debbie oversaw data processing and the operational and financial areas of the bank. She was responsible for two conversions of data processing systems and was involved in the conversion of Stockmans Bank from a C-Corp to an S-Corp. At Summit, Ms. Fakalata served as the second in command to the President/CEO and oversaw all the financial and operational responsibilities for the bank. In her position as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at First Community Bank, Debbie uses her extensive experience to manage the financial, operational, branch, compliance and data processing functions. Debbie has served as President and continues to serve in other Executive Board positions for Tomorrow's Leaders Today, a non-profit organization that develops and encourages youth to be community leaders.
Brian J. Reed
Executive Vice President
Chief Credit Officer
Brian Reed is a 25-year banking industry veteran, the last 12 in management roles in Sonoma County. Brian began his banking career at Continental Illinois National Bank of Chicago in 1984, later moving to PNC Bank in Los Angeles in 1988. After relocating to Sonoma County, Brian went to work for National Bank of the Redwoods, moving up the ranks to Senior Vice President and Senior Loan Officer before he left to head up NVB Business Bank in 2005 as their Regional President. Primary among Reed's responsibilities will be to work with the bank's loan officers to make sure that all credit policies are being adhered to throughout the loan process. Chief credit officers also interface consistently with bank regulators in monitoring the quality of the loan portfolio. Brian is a Santa Rosa resident and longtime member of Santa Rosa East Rotary. He also serves as president of the board of directors for the Children and Family Circle, a nonprofit organization that provides childcare services for at-risk children from infancy to three years old.
Executive Vice President
Chief Loan Risk Officer
David began his banking career in 1976 with Security Pacific National Bank. During his fourteen years there, he held retail and commercial lending positions including management of a commercial loan center banking office in Santa Rosa, California. His assistance with credit aspects led to the successful acquisitions of Diablo State Bank in Danville, California and Hibernia Bank in San Francisco, California. In 1990, David joined Sonoma National Bank in Santa Rosa, California as Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer. During the next 17 years, he was promoted to Chief Credit Officer and appointed to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer and member of the Board of Directors for the bank. He was instrumental in administering the growth of a loan portfolio from $60 million to $1.3 billion dollars. In 2007, David joined Sterling Savings Bank through the acquisition of Sonoma National Bank as Senior Vice President, Area Credit Administrator for Northern California where he managed a total loan portfolio of 1,500 loans totaling $1.1 billion in assets. David is a native of Ferndale, California and earned his B.S. Degree in Economics from Willamette University in Salem Oregon. He holds a Banking Certificate from Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, Washington. David resides in Santa Rosa, where he has proudly served for fifteen years on the Board of Directors for the Sonoma County Family YMCA.