Mechanics Bank, President and CEO - Christa Steele, joins the Board of Directors at Pacific Coast Banking School

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WALNUT CREEK, CA, June 12, 2014 — Mechanics Bank announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer, Christa Steele, has joined the Board of Directors at Pacific Coast Banking School in Washington.

Christa Steele is a 2008 graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School, the largest graduate-level banking school in the country. Since 1938, in partnership with the University of Washington Foster School of Business, over 10,000 participants have graduated from PCBS, with hundreds of graduates currently serving as CEOs of financial institutions and hundreds more serving in key leadership roles across the country. "Pacific Coast Banking School is very pleased to have Ms. Steele join our Board," said CEO, David Enger, "Christa has risen to the highest ranks in the banking industry and her experience as a leader in our industry and as a graduate of PCBS will be a great asset to us."

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 $3 billion independent bank, based in Northern California, offers personal banking, business banking, trust, brokerage and wealth management services. For more information, please visit


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