SANTA BARBARA, CA – Santa Barbara Community Bank, a division of Ojai Community Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ale Ortega-Botello as Senior Relationship Manager. In that role, Ms. Ortega-Botello will be responsible for creating new business relationships, finding creative financial solutions and helping customers meet their financial goals. Ortega-Botello has held leadership roles at banking institutions throughout the county during her thirty years of service in the industry.
“Ale’s outstanding service and investment in the Santa Barbara Community Bank reflect the core values of our Bank,” said Eloy Ortega, Santa Barbara Community Bank Market President. “I am confident that her wealth of experience will be a valued addition to our team.”
Ms. Ortega-Botello’s service to the community extends beyond her professional work. She has volunteered with local organizations such as United Way of Santa Barbara County, Dos Pueblos Little League, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Alpha Resource Center and the American Heart Association.
“I am so excited to be working with everyone at Santa Barbara Community Bank,” said Ms. Ortega-Botello. “Santa Barbara is my hometown and its future is important to me. My new position will allow me to expand my relationships with local families and businesses as they strive for success.”
Beyond her role in banking, Ms. Ortega-Botello stays active through fishing, golfing, biking and walking her miniature fox terrier with her husband Jose. She is the proud mother of David and Adrian.
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About Santa Barbara Community Bank
Santa Barbara Community Bank, a division of Ojai Community Bank, is a wholly owned subsidiary of OCB Bancorp, a locally owned and operated holding company, which was formed in September 2013 as the parent company of Ojai Community Bank. Santa Barbara Community Bank offers a full array of banking products and services to businesses, professionals, individuals and commercial property owners. The Bank is dedicated to providing exceptional personal service and access to banking decision makers. The stock is publicly available under the symbol OJCB.
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