James Beckwith

With nearly 30 years of experience, Mr. Beckwith serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer and is a member of our board of directors. Mr. Beckwith joined Five Star Bank in 2003.  Mr. Beckwith is deeply connected to the Sacramento community and has chaired several community-based organizations to include the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, Valley Vision and KVIE (the local PBS affiliate). Mr. Beckwith is currently the Chair of the Western Bankers Association, a Private Sector Director with Greater Sacramento Economic Council, a board member of Crocker Art Museum and a member of the Sacramento State University College of Business Advisory Council. Mr. Beckwith previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at National Bank of the Redwoods in Santa Rosa, California.  He graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. He is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington where he was class president.  Recently, Mr. Beckwith was recognized by the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce as the Businessman of the Year in 2020, and he was named among the Most Admired CEO's of 2020 by the Sacramento Business Journal.  

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