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Alfredo Pedroza Joins Mechanics Bank

Napa City Councilman to manage North Napa Office opening this spring

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NAPA, CA, February 4, 2013 —Lifelong Napa resident Alfredo Pedroza has joined Mechanics Bank and will serve as Office Manager of the new North Napa Office when it opens in late spring. In the meantime, he will work out of Mechanics Bank’s Office at 433 Soscol Avenue, Napa.

Before joining Mechanics Bank, Mr. Pedroza was a branch manager with Redwood Credit Union in Sonoma where he managed two high performing offices. Prior to that he was a Redwood assistant branch manager in Napa. Mr. Pedroza began his banking career with Bank of America, where he received numerous awards, including Top Performer in the North Bay Region in 2008.

In November, 2012, Mr. Pedroza became the youngest person ever elected to the Napa City Council, and Napa’s first Latino Councilmember, with a term that expires in December 2016.

A high profile community advocate who serves as Commissioner of the Napa County Gang and Youth Violence Task Force, Mr. Pedroza also holds board or officer positions at Community Action Napa Valley, Napa County Hispanic Network, Sonoma State Advisory Campus Council, Queen of the Valley Latino Advisory Council, and Napa Valley Youth Center. He is a former board vice president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Napa.

“Alfredo’s passion to serve the people of Napa is an ideal fit with our community banking mission to help build prosperous communities,” says Ruth Edwards, Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Napa Corporate Banking. “As Mechanics Bank continues to expand in the Napa region, he brings a combination of experience in the financial services industry and a deep understanding of this community’s needs and opportunities. We are delighted to have him on board.”

Mechanics Bank currently has two Napa Valley offices, including one in St. Helena. A third office, expected to open in late spring, is currently under construction at 3350 California Blvd. in Napa Crossings North.

Mr. Pedroza earned a B.A. in Business Administration at Sonoma State University with a minor in Economics. He and his wife, Brenda, another Napa native, plan to raise a family in Napa.

About Mechanics Bank
For more than a century, Mechanics Bank has been committed to helping people build prosperous communities as a trusted financial partner, forging lasting relationships through teamwork, respect and integrity. The bank has consistently been recognized as one of the Top 100 Corporate Philanthropists in the Bay Area and one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area. The $3 billion independent bank offers personal banking, business banking, trust and wealth management services across Northern California. For more information, please visit


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