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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 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 11 individuals serving as directors of both the Holding Company and the Bank. In addition, founding member Alex A. Vereschagin, Jr., retired Chairman William J. Casey, and retired Directors are L. Gage Chrysler, III, Craig S. Compton, Carroll R. Taresh and W. Virginia Walker are all standing Director Emeriti.

Richard P. Smith
Chairman of the Board

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

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

Cory W. Giese, CPA
Independent Lead Director

Board Member Since 2013
Tax Consultant – Asena Family Office
(Truckee, CA)

Kirsten E. Garen
Board Member since 2020
Partner | CIO at Fortium Partners
(San Mateo, CA)

John S. Hasbrook
Board Member Since 2002
Retired President of various agricultural enterprises
(Winters, CA)

Margaret L. Kane
Board Member Since 2020
President and CEO self-owned Management Consulting firm
(Sacramento, CA)

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

Thomas C. McGraw
Board Member since 2018
Retired CEO & Director
of First National Bank of Northern CA
(San Anselmo, CA)

Kimberley H. Vogel
Board Member Since 2020
Former Investment Industry President and CFO
(Lafayette, CA)

Jon Y. Nakamura
Board Member Since 2021
Retired Legal Counselor of a financial institution
(San Rafael, CA)

Anthony L. Leggio
Board Member since 2022
Former Director at Valley Republic Bank 
President of Bolthouse Properties, LLC, a real estate development firm
(Bakersfield, CA)

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