Santa Clara University

Food & Agribusiness Institute
Location: 3230 Alameda

Dennis Pedisich

Dennis Pedisich, 57, a Napa resident since 1986, is president and CEO of Napa Community Bank, which was founded in March 2002. Mr. Pedisich began his banking career in 1977, with Crocker National Bank, where he was employed until 1983 as assistant vice president and manager. From 1983 until 1995 he served at Bank of America in varying capacities, including positions of vice president and sales manager. In 1995, Mr. Pedisich went to work for Napa National Bank as senior vice president and Napa area manager, including commercial lending responsibilities. In March of 2000 when Wells Fargo Bank acquired Napa National Bank, he served as vice president in private client services.

Mr. Pedisich currently serves on the boards of the Napa Valley College Foundation, where he is the acting President; Napa Chamber of Commerce and Justin-Siena High School Foundation. He is the past-president of the Kiwanis Club of Napa. He is active with the Santa Clara University Napa Alumni Chapter. He is a former member of the boards of the Napa Valley Country Club, Salvation Army, the Napa Valley Unified Education Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Napa. He has also served on the Justin Siena High School endowment committee, as chairperson for golf tournaments benefiting both Justin Siena High School and Queen of the Valley Hospital, and as a youth sports coach.

Mr. Pedisich attended the University of Santa Clara, where he received a B.A. in History in 1974, and a M.B.A. in agribusiness in 1976. He received a certificate of financial planning from U.C. Davis in 1985 and a series 7 brokerage license in 2000.

He and his wife, Colleen, live in Napa. She too is involved in several community organizations. Their two sons both recently graduated from college-- Nick from Cal State University at Sacramento and Brett from Santa Clara University.

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