Umpqua Bank expands its team in Templeton
Umpqua Bank today announced that it has hired Rob Stornetta and Nicole Black as vice presidents and relationship managers at its Central Coast Agriculture and Commercial Banking Center, located in Templeton, Calif.
Stornetta and Black bring deep experience in winery, vineyard, field crop and cattle finance, and expand the company's presence in the region. Umpqua's Central Coast Agriculture and Commercial Banking Center, which opened in January 2013, provides business financing, including operating, equipment and real estate loans for farmers, ranchers and other local businesses. Stornetta and Black join Mark Pearce, senior vice president, and Ashley Ogden, assistant relationship manager, to form the company's core commercial team in the region. Nicole Black was also formerly with Farm Credit West in Templeton, where she began her career. As assistant vice president, Black served vineyard, field crop and cattle customers across all parts of their operation finance needs. She holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo and is originally from Healdsburg, Calif., where her family is involved in wine grape vineyards.