Management and Officers
M. Thomas LeMasters, President and Chief
Tom LeMasters is a lifelong resident of Napa who began his career at Napa Valley Bank in 1986, and has been Bank of Napa's President and CEO since 2007. He was Head of Retail Banking for The Mechanics Bank in Richmond, CA and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Bank of Marin. Tom received his A.A. degree from Napa Valley College, his B.A. from San Diego State University, and his M.B.A. from Saint Mary's College in Moraga. Tom is a member of Napa's Noon Rotary Club and serves on the board of the Napa Valley College Foundation, Queen of the Valley Medical Foundation, and the Napa High School Athletic Hall of Fame Foundation.
Kathi Metro, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
Kathi Metro began her career in banking in 1972. Professional experience over the past 41 years includes 15 years as a Chief Credit Officer. Her education includes Napa Valley College, and completion of Pacific Coast Banking School, a graduate school of banking held at the University of Washington. She currently serves as President of Napa Valley Community Housing, is a board member of SAFE-BIDCO in Santa Rosa, and is a member of The Rotary Club of North Napa.
Diane Bishofberger, Executive Vice President and Bank Sales Manager
Diane Bishofberger brings 26 years of local banking experience to Bank of Napa. She is responsible for the Bank's overall sales and service teams. Born and raised in Napa, Diane is active in the community, currently serving as Vice President of Napa Downtown Merchants Association and treasurer of the Vintage High School Athletic Boosters. She is a past board member of St. John's Lutheran Board of Day School Ministry.
Michael Lundstrom, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael has over 13 years of community banking experience working for RSM McGladrey, LLP, The Vintage Bank and Moss Adams, LLP. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Gustavus Adolphus University in St. Peter, MN.
Robert Rowen, Senior Vice President and Senior Operations Manager
Robert Rowen began his career in banking in 1978 and has been involved in all aspects of bank operations. During his career Robert has worked for Union Bank, Tokai Bank of California, Redwood Bank and Bank of Marin. Robert manages Bank of Napa’s Operations and Information Technology departments to help the Bank deliver its promise of exceptional customer service.
Ruth Appleby, Vice President, Relationship Manager
Ruth Appleby has been a community banker in the Napa Valley for over 35 years. Her strong background in both loans and operations proves to be a winning combination when helping clients achieve their financial goals. She has attended schools in both Napa and St. Helena and was very active in 4-H during her childhood. Ruth has remained active in the community and is currently serving as a board member for Cope Family Center. She is Past President of Kiwanis of American Canyon and a graduate of Leadership Napa Valley, Class XVI.
Mike Spinelli, Vice President, Lending
Mike Spinelli has worked in local banking and finance since 1989, including nine years at The Vintage Bank. A graduate of UC Davis in Agricultural Economics, Mike is past president of the Active 20-30 Club of Napa, a member of the Napa High Booster Club, a former member of Napa Kiwanis, a former board member of Napa Babe Ruth and has volunteered at Brown's Valley and Bel Aire elementary schools in Napa. Mike also coached local youth soccer, baseball and flag football teams. Mike is a graduate of Leadership Napa Valley Class XIV.
Lise Tarner, Vice President, Relationship Manager
Lise Tarner is a fifth-generation Napa resident who has been developing business relations and helping clients in local banks for over 26 years. Lise is a graduate of Napa Valley College and Sonoma State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business. Lise serves on the Boards of Directors for several local organizations, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Napa Valley, the First Presbyterian Church Historic Preservation Foundation and Leadership Napa Valley. Lise is a Past President and current member of the Kiwanis Club of Napa. Lise also serves as an Ambassador of the Napa Chamber of Commerce and is a proud graduate of Leadership Napa Valley Class XX.
Lynn Tuttle, Vice President, Compliance Officer and Loan Operations Manager
Lynn M. Tuttle is a native of Napa who began her banking career in 1975 with Mare Island Federal Credit Union. She graduated from Vintage High and attended Napa Valley College. She gained her operations experience with First Interstate Bank (Napa Branch) and joined The Vintage Bank shortly after their opening in 1985 fulfilling positions in operations, finance, human resources, loan operations and compliance.
Ann Derr, Assistant Vice President
Ann has worked in Operations and Customer Service in community banking since 1977. She worked at First Interstate Bank as a Customer Service Manager for 20 years, moving to The Vintage Bank in 1996 as the Customer Service Manager of the Bel Aire Branch. During Ann’s tenure at The Vintage Bank she was responsible for developing and managing the Merchant Service Department which serviced all 10 branches of The Vintage and Solano Banks. Ann is past Vice President of the Napa High Athletic Boosters Club, where she is still active in their fundraising efforts.
Cheryl Payan, Assistant Vice President, Personal Banking Officer
Cheryl has been a Napa resident since 1977. She began her banking career in 1999 with Westamerica Bank as a teller, progressing to the position of Customer Service Manager. She joined Bank of Napa in 2006 as a Customer Service Manager and has progressed to her current position as Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager. Cheryl is a graduate from Solano College and received her business degree from Texas Woman’s University. She is a current board member of Soroptimist International of Napa and is a member of LeTip of Napa.
Frances Reyes, Vice President and Customer Service Manager
Frances is a native of Napa who has worked in local banking for 20 years. During her career Frances has worked for Wells Fargo Bank, Napa National Bank and The Vintage Bank. Frances started her banking career as a teller and has worked in all positions within a branch. Most recently Frances supervised 10 offices for both The Vintage and Solano Banks as the Regional Customer Service Manager.
Sandra Re Sims, Vice President, Personal Banking Officer
Sandra has been in banking for 40 years, the last 16 in the Napa Valley. She was born and raised in Marin County, graduating from Sir Francis Drake High School and Sacramento State University. She is passionate about her clients and the Valley in general. In 2013, State Senator Lois Wolk named Sandra her Woman of the Year for her involvement in the community. Sandra serves on the board of Napa Emergency Services, currently as Immediate Past President and Secretary. She is a graduate of Leadership Napa Valley, Class 24, and was elected Valedictorian by her peers. She serves on the Leadership board of directors as the Secretary/Treasurer. Sandra also actively supports the Napa Valley Marathon, Aldea Children and Family Service, Napa Valley Hospice and Adult Day Services, Molly’s Angels, Clinic Ole, Queen of the Valley Foundation, The Napa Chamber of Commerce, among others.
Sandra, Sandy to her friends, lives in Green Valley with her husband, Gordon. Her daughter, Jessica, is a second grade teacher, living and working in Sacramento.