North Bay Leadership Council Welcomes California Bank & Trust to its Board of Directors

Petaluma, CA   North Bay Leadership Council (NBLC) welcomes California Bank & Trust (CBT) to its Board of Directors.  NBLC chairman, Brad Bollinger, said, “It is a pleasure to have CBT join our board because of their knowledge of business banking and commitment to building stronger communities.  We appreciate their desire to grow in the North Bay and to contribute to NBLC’s work in improving the prosperity and sustainability of this region.”

CBT has been in California for over 60 years.  CBT specialize in business banking.  CB&T is one of the largest banks headquartered in California, with over $11 billion in assets and nearly 100 branch offices statewide.  CB&T provides a full array of financial solutions for businesses and individuals, including commercial bankingbusiness banking, small business lending, treasury management, international banking and wealth management.

At CB&T, community development is a top priority.  The bank strives to build deep roots in the communities in which they serve as responsible leaders and active partners and citizens.  The bank offers grants that help revitalize or stabilize low- and moderate-income communities that promote affordable housing, small business/micro-enterprise development and community economic development.

CB&T has won numerous awards including 12 Greenwich Excellence Awards (Greenwich Associates is a leading global financial services research and consulting firm.  The bank has an “outstanding” Community Reinvestment Act rating for the past decade.  They are a Preferred SBA Lender as designated by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  And the U.S. EPA has designated the bank as one of the “Best Workplaces for Commuters.”

The member representative to NBLC’s board is Michael Kadel, senior vice president and business center manager for the North Bay. Kadel plans to increase the presence of CB&T in the North Bay by opening more branches and becoming more involved in North Bay programs and initiatives.  Kadel said, “CBT thinks that NBLC’s priorities to improve education, economic competitiveness and transportation are well aligned with our priorities.  We look forward to working collaboratively with the other members to make the North Bay economy and communities thrive.”

Kadel has worked more than 24 years in the banking industry, including positions in regional branch management, commercial and business banking, relationship management, lending, private banking, sales management and banking operations.  He previously served as regional manager for Bank of Marin, where he oversaw five retail branches in the Marin area.  Kadel earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University in agricultural economics and has a master’s in executive management from Pacific Coast Banking School. He served as president of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and the Marin Economic Forum, and on the board of Hospice by the Bay and the California Family Health Council.

North Bay Leadership Council is an employer-led public policy advocacy organization committed to providing leadership in ways to make the North Bay sustainable, prosperous and innovative.  The Council includes 46 leading employers in the region.  Our members represent a wide variety of businesses, non-profits and educational institutions, with a workforce in excess of 25,000. For more information, contact Cynthia Murray at (707) 283-0028 or cmurray@northbayleadership.org

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