Board of Directors

In 1974, a group of local businessmen and ranchers came together to organize a local, independent bank that would serve the financial needs of the community. 15 members of this group became the first Board of Directors of Tri Counties Bank's and opened the first branch on March 11, 1975, in a mobile facility on Pillsbury Road. In 1981, TriCo Bancshares, a holding company with the Bank as its sole subsidiary, was formed. Currently, there are 12 individuals serving as directors of both the Holding Company and the Bank. In addition, founding members Everett B. Beich, Wendell J. Lundberg, Donald E. Murphy and Alex A. Vereschagin, Jr., and past Director Carroll Taresh are all standing Director Emeriti. If you wish to get in touch with a board member, please read How to Contact the Board of Directors.

William J. Casey

Chairman of the Board
Board Member Since 1989
Health Care Consultant
(Chico, CA)

Patrick A. Kilkenny

Board Member Since 2014
Business Consultant and
Retired Bank Executive
(Santa Rosa, CA)

Donald J. Amaral

Board Member Since 2003
Retired Healthcare Industry CEO
and Businessman
(Reno, NV)

Michael W. Koehnen

Vice Chairman of the Board
Board Member Since 2002
Owner and President of CF Koehnen & Sons,
an Orchard & Apiary Operation
(Chico, CA)

L. Gage Chrysler III

Board Member Since 2008
President & CEO of Modern Building, Inc.,
a construction company
(Chico, CA)

Martin A. Mariani

Board Member Since 2014
Partner of Mariani Nut Co. and
M&L Fruit Company, agricultural enterprises
(Winters, CA)

Craig S. Compton

Corporate Secretary since 2011
Board Member Since 1989
President of AVAG, Inc., an
aerial application business
(Richvale, CA)

Richard P. Smith

Board Member Since 1999
President & CEO
TriCo Bancshares & Tri Counties Bank
(Chico, CA)

Cory W. Giese, CPA

Board Member Since 2013
Principal of Giese
Accounting & Tax
(Truckee, CA)

W. Virginia Walker

Board Member Since 2009
General Manager of The Jamison Group LLC,
a consulting firm for tech companies
(Chico, CA)

John S. Hasbrook

Board Member Since 2002
President of Hasbrook Fetter Farms, Inc. and
SunWest Wild Rice Co., agricultural enterprises
(Winters, CA)

J.M. “Mike” Wells, Jr.

Board Member Since 2014
Attorney at Law
(Redding, CA)


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